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Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food ...

Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food ... | sustainablity | Scoop.it
So where did this engine of healthy food and economic growth come from? Although many people think the idea for organic farming harkens back to a simpler time before industrial agriculture, the truth is that we owe many of ...
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How to Revive Local Agriculture

How to Revive Local Agriculture | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Small farms are eager to meet growing demand for local, sustainable, and organic food—if only the federal government would trim regulations and get behind their efforts.
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Nation's First Urban Farming School Teaches Kids to Grow and Cook Their Own Food

Nation's First Urban Farming School Teaches Kids to Grow and Cook Their Own Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Golden Bridges School's new campus combines the indoors and outdoors. One of the San Fransisco school's goals is teaching students about urban farming and
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Dirt, Democracy, and Organic Farming: A Recipe to Feed the World

Dirt, Democracy, and Organic Farming: A Recipe to Feed the World | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Friends of the Earth released a new report on how we can create a food system that feeds all people, now and into the future.
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Oakland council bans coal

Oakland council bans coal | sustainablity | Scoop.it
After more than a year of contentious debate, the Oakland City Council voted Monday night to ban the storage and handling of coal at facilities in the city, as well as at a planned bulk export terminal in West Oakland.
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Atrazine and Glyphosate More Harmful Than Scientists Once Thought

Atrazine and Glyphosate More Harmful Than Scientists Once Thought | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Monsanto marketed glyphosate, the active incredient in Roundup, by claiming it would replace other, more toxic weed killers such as atrazine. GMO corn and
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Paving Way for Glyphosate Recall, EU Punts on Relicensing Weed Killer

Paving Way for Glyphosate Recall, EU Punts on Relicensing Weed Killer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In yet another setback for Monsanto and other agri-chemical companies, EU member states on Monday refused to back a limited extension of the herbicide glyphosate's use, prolonging a continent-wide stalemate over the controversial weed killer. Reuters reports:
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Why Young Farmers are Flocking to Northfield, Minnesota

Why Young Farmers are Flocking to Northfield, Minnesota | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Northfield, Minnesota doesn’t have super cheap land or long growing seasons, but it does have an active, supportive community.
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From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good

The following extract is from the 2011 lecture ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’ by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned ag
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Did Your State Make the Top 10 List for Its Commitment to Local Food?

Did Your State Make the Top 10 List for Its Commitment to Local Food? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
According to the 2016 Locavore Index, Vermont once again tops all the other states in terms of their commitment to local food. Data from the USDA on its
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OFRF Funded Research Produces GMO-Resistant Corn

OFRF Funded Research Produces GMO-Resistant Corn | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Corn is an incredibly productive crop that works well in organic crop rotations in many parts of North America. An influx of transgenic (GMO) corn varieties since the mid-1990s, like RoundUp Ready corn, have made it increasingly difficult to grow uncontaminated organic corn—or find corn seed that is free of transgene contamination.
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People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab

People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Voters in one Oregon county on Tuesday approved a ban on commercial bottled water production, stopping a years-long effort by Swiss transnational Nestle to sell over 100 million gallons of water a year from the Columbia River Gorge."This is really a resounding victory for everyone who cares about protecting not only our water supply, but water supplies around the world," said Aurora del Val with Local Water Alliance, which filed the ballot measure petition.
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Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
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Overfishing puts $42bn tuna industry at risk of collapse

Overfishing puts $42bn tuna industry at risk of collapse | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Experts make first estimate of the value of tuna fisheries and warn Pacific Islanders have most to lose from declining stocks
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This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America's Urban Ag Capital

This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America's Urban Ag Capital | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Chicago is quietly becoming the country's urban agriculture capital with 821 growing sites across the city. From FarmedHere to Gotham Greens to Urban Till,
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Dirt, Democracy, and Organic Farming: A Recipe to Feed the World

Dirt, Democracy, and Organic Farming: A Recipe to Feed the World | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Friends of the Earth released a new report on how we can create a food system that feeds all people, now and into the future.
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Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A comprehensive review of earlier studies found higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits and vegetables compared with conventionally grown produce.
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What’s With Wheat? Joel Salatin Tells Us in a New Documentary - Modern Farmer

What’s With Wheat? Joel Salatin Tells Us in a New Documentary - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Australian health crusaders have roped in the American farming icon.
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There’s Nothing Average About This Year’s Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

There’s Nothing Average About This Year’s Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
NOAA released its annual forecast for the size of the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”—an area of coastal water where low oxygen is lethal to marine life. They
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OECD is Latest Economic Bigwig to Question Austerity's "Loop of Doom"

OECD is Latest Economic Bigwig to Question Austerity's "Loop of Doom" | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Less than a week after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed reservations about neoliberal policies like austerity, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is urging governments to increase spending in order to "make good on promises to current and future generations."
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Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested

Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the world, has been found in the urine of 93 percent of Americans in a unique testing project by The Detox Project
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Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto

Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took the streets across six continents and over 400 cities on Saturday in a global grassroots march against bioengineering giant Monsanto."The fight against corporate control of our food is global," a food sovereignty campaigner with UK-based nonprofit Global Justice Now rallied the crowd marching in London.
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What if we were to place value on integrated farming? - Sustainable Food Trust

What if we were to place value on integrated farming? - Sustainable Food Trust | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Food Trust, founded by Patrick Holden, is a global voice for sustainable food systems, aiming to empower communities with sustainable ideas, and push for government policy changes.
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New Evidence About the Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup

New Evidence About the Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As scientists have begun to puzzle out the mysterious “inert” ingredients of Roundup, evidence that these chemicals are harmful has begun to hit U.S. courts.
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Dr. Bronner’s Invests in The Fairness Project to Support Raising the Minimum Wage Across the Country - The Fairness Project

Dr. Bronner’s Invests in The Fairness Project to Support Raising the Minimum Wage Across the Country - The Fairness Project | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Dr. Bronner’s has become the latest major donor to The Fairness Project (TFP), recognizing the organization’s expertise and success in driving ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and reduce economic inequality across the country. The company – a family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America – is contributing $200,000 …
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Toxic Phthalates Are Everywhere: Report Reveals Ubiquity of 'Hormone-Assaulting Chemicals'

Toxic Phthalates Are Everywhere: Report Reveals Ubiquity of 'Hormone-Assaulting Chemicals' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new report puts the spotlight on the widespread use of toxic chemicals known as phthalates, finding them in products from paints to shoelaces to greeting cards.The report, What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in Your Home (pdf), used data submitted to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, as the New England state requires manufacturers to disclose their use of four kinds phthalates.
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