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From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Americans chuck out two tonnes of food a second – be it at the farm for being ‘ugly’ or at the table because we’re too finicky
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TransCanada's $15 Billion Suit Against U.S. Is Corporate Nationhood At Its Worst

TransCanada's $15 Billion Suit Against U.S. Is Corporate Nationhood At Its Worst | sustainablity | Scoop.it
When the NAFTA nations meet Wednesday for the annual Three Amigos Summit in Ottawa, climate change and clean energy goals may be overshadowed by TransCanada's use of NAFTA to sue the U.S. government over the Keystone pipeline.
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Greenpeace to Nobel Laureates: It's Not Our Fault Golden Rice Has 'Failed as a Solution'

Greenpeace to Nobel Laureates: It's Not Our Fault Golden Rice Has 'Failed as a Solution' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Greenpeace was targeted by 100 Nobel laureates who signed a letter calling on the group to end its campaign against genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Letter Exposes Conflicts at National Academy Advisory Panel on the Future of GMO Regulation

Letter Exposes Conflicts at National Academy Advisory Panel on the Future of GMO Regulation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by Jonathan Latham, PhD The National Academy of Sciences needs to urgently address its one-sided work on GMOs say public-interest groups, farmer
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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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Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people

Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Latest news on GMO food, GMO crops, GMO labelling and genetically modified organisms
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How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It

How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Good Food Purchasing Policy specifies that everything the students in L.A. Unified School District eat must be local, sustainable, humane, fair, and healthy — and it’s becoming a model for the nation.
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Meet the New Stevia! GMOs 2.0 Get Dressed for Success

Meet the New Stevia! GMOs 2.0 Get Dressed for Success | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Our culture is smitten with the notion that technology can save us - or at least create great business opportunities! Cargill, for example, is workin
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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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