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High bladder cancer rate shrouds New York plant, exposing chemical hazards in the workplace

High bladder cancer rate shrouds New York plant, exposing chemical hazards in the workplace | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A decades-long spate of bladder cancer at a Goodyear plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y. spotlights limits of regulation over dangerous chemicals.
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Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens

Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens | sustainablity | Scoop.it
These nutrition-packed cuties could, and should, be the next 'it' veggies.
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This article Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens appeared first on Organic Connections.
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This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like

This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There's someone in every state in the nation who’s breaking the status quo when it comes to food. Meet them all in our interactive map.
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Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Deirdre Smith, Strategic Partnership Coordinator It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands...
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Lessons from the front line: Innovative technologies for urban agriculture and nutrition | Devex

Lessons from the front line: Innovative technologies for urban agriculture and nutrition | Devex | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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UN help for war-torn Iraqi farmers

UN help for war-torn Iraqi farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation is working on projects to assist war-affected farmers in Iraq.
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WDP Opinion: Here's to the future of farming

WDP Opinion: Here's to the future of farming | sustainablity | Scoop.it
For far too long, newspapers like the Western Daily Press have reported what has often appeared to be the demise of the farming industry in this country. True, the industry has been plagued by huge...
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OCA: Deadline September 8: Tell the USDA to reject Dow's 'Agent Orange' crops!

OCA: Deadline September 8: Tell the USDA to reject Dow's 'Agent Orange' crops! | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to its Political Evolution

The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to its Political Evolution | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? As the sharing economy receives increasing attention from the media, a debate is beginning to emerge around its overall importance and future direction.
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Volkswagen closes in on wastewater-free automotive production

Volkswagen closes in on wastewater-free automotive production | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Volkswagen Group is looking to make its production factories "wastewater-free" and has revealed that it is close to achieving this at a number of sites.
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Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment - Maui Now

Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment - Maui Now | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Maui Now Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment Maui Now In an effort to achieve a culture of sustainability in the islands, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa joined his mayoral colleagues across the state, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and...

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 20, 9:21 AM

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has joined his fellow mayors across the state, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) in launching the "Aloha + Challenge."  The commitment "sets clear targets' in six sustainable areas to reach by the year 2030. Areas include:  the establishment of 70% clean energy; doubling local food production; improving the management of natural resources; waste reduction; smart growth; and the creation of "green jobs".  I'm glad to see progress being made to reduce our dependence on imported food and fuel.  We must learn to depend on ourselves.  Aloha, Russ.

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In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life | sustainablity | Scoop.it
People restoring section of depleted forest in Kasigau, in south eastern Kenya.
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Coconut water: how its popularity has affected the supply chain

Coconut water: how its popularity has affected the supply chain | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Once seen as a useless byproduct, coconut water is rapidly rising to prominence. What impact is it having on coconut farmers?
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Fairtrade coffee enters a new era with Cafédirect

Fairtrade coffee enters a new era with Cafédirect | sustainablity | Scoop.it
How Cafédirect balanced social impact and environmental concerns to launch the first 100% Fairtrade coffee pods, a sustainable alternative in a growing market
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Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened By Drilling

Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened By Drilling | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Fracking opponents protest before the Tom Corbett inauguration to become the 46th governor of Pennsylvania at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.
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4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard - Modern Farmer

4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
If your backyard isn't ideal for the garden of your dreams, why not try planting in the front?
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Buying Locally Grown, Organic Food Just Got Easier :: Westport, CT | itsrelevant.com

Buying Locally Grown, Organic Food Just Got Easier :: Westport, CT | itsrelevant.com | sustainablity | Scoop.it
"We go to each vendor, choose our produce, then we go back to our car and put it into our fresh nation bags, store it in our car in coolers and take it straight to the customers."
Just five dollars. That's how much it costs to have organic, locally grown food from the Westport Farmers Market delivered to your house.
"It's just providing a great service for people who can't make it to the market," said Mary Murray.
The market is held here every Thursday, erupting into a bustling scene with vendors coming from all over in Connecticut. And now, those stuck at work can still be apart of the action, by logging onto the Fresh Nation website and ordering their selection with a few clicks of a button.
"We've actually been approached by a few different companies over the years," said Cochran.
Fresh Nation is now the first company to enter into a partnership with this market. Lori Cochran, the president of the Westport Farmers Market, says she was skeptical at first, worried a delivery service could jeopardize the high standard of quality central to this market.
"They believe in this local food and why it's so valuable and they are willing to not charge as much as it may for the delivery and really support a farmer in the long run," said Cochran.
"She really saw what we were doing could be great for the market and great for the customers that came to the market and the vendors," said Madeline Franklin.
Madeline Franklin and her husband own Fresh Nation. They both saw the need for a fresh local delivery service while running their own farmers market.
"You can't get fresher than this. It literally goes from the farmers markets, usually picked that morning or the night before, straight to the customer. There's no warehouse or nothing," said Franklin.
Fresh Nation currently serves markets in Connecticut, New York and Los Angeles.
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GMO labeling measure makes Colorado’s November ballot

GMO labeling measure makes Colorado’s November ballot | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The issue could attract a wave of corporate spending.
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Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food

Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Shenzhen has imposed the country’s highest fine yet against improper labelling of genetically modified (GM) food, with offenders facing up to 100,000 yuan (HK$126,000) in penalties....
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Cost of Green Roofs, Walls to Drop by 28%

Cost of Green Roofs, Walls to Drop by 28% | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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What’s Holding Back the Organic Revolution?

What’s Holding Back the Organic Revolution? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Patrick Holden: 'Peoples image of farming is a complete fantasy'

Patrick Holden: 'Peoples image of farming is a complete fantasy' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
To some an eco-capitalist, to others a die-hard hippy, farmer Patrick Holden reflects on shunning an us and them approach to organic farming for something altogether more holisticAre people finally turning away from supermarkets?
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WEF blueprint defines the corporate sustainability spectrum

WEF blueprint defines the corporate sustainability spectrum | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a White Paper on business sustainability to deepen understanding of its breath and potential impacts.
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Video Shows How Helping Women Farmers Shrinks Hunger

Video Shows How Helping Women Farmers Shrinks Hunger | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It's been demonstrated that investing in women pays off ...
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Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto’s GM Soy

Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto’s GM Soy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
With another school year about to start, it’s a good time to reflect on the basic sciences and how they relate the world around us.
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I-Team: Duke Energy plant that spilled diesel into Ohio River written up by feds in the past

I-Team: Duke Energy plant that spilled diesel into Ohio River written up by feds in the past | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Duke Energy power plant that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into the Ohio River late Monday has been written up by federal agents in the past.
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