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New England States Partner On Clean Energy

New England States Partner On Clean Energy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The six states of New England in North America have signed a pact to bring more renewable power to their homes and businesses.
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Hawaii's last sugar harvest paves the way for a fight over the land's future

Hawaii's last sugar harvest paves the way for a fight over the land's future | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As the industry winds down, a new generation of activists are dreaming of replacing sugar with a new agricultural model – and a new political settlement
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Organic Cuban family farm grows into a model

Organic Cuban family farm grows into a model | sustainablity | Scoop.it
This 20-acre family farm near Havana could be in Wisconsin — except for the mangoes and avocados you’ll see growing along with about 60 other fruits and vegetables.
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God’s Red Pencil? CRISPR And The Three Myths Of Precise Genome Editing

God’s Red Pencil? CRISPR And The Three Myths Of Precise Genome Editing | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by Jonathan Latham, PhD For the benefit of those parts of the world where public acceptance of biotechnology is incomplete, a public relations blitz is at
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Legal defeat only emboldens 'food sovereignty' movement in Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Legal defeat only emboldens 'food sovereignty' movement in Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Some farmers want to exempt local food producers from state and federal regulations.
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Student Organic Farm opens for business, rain or shine

Student Organic Farm opens for business, rain or shine | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Spring is here and the MSU Organic Farm stand is back up and running.
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Glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Is Toxic

Glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Is Toxic | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Monsanto's glyphosate toxicity can be found virtually everywhere, in blood and urine samples, breast milk, drinking water and more.
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Leading Climate Scientists: ‘We Have A Global Emergency,’ Must Slash CO2 ASAP

Leading Climate Scientists: ‘We Have A Global Emergency,’ Must Slash CO2 ASAP | sustainablity | Scoop.it
James Hansen and 18 leading climate experts warn in a new peer-reviewed study that even stabilizing at 2°C warming might lead to devastating glacial melt, multi-meter sea level rise, and super-extreme weather.
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He Made Kelp the New Kale, but This Seaweed Farmer Isn’t Done Yet

He Made Kelp the New Kale, but This Seaweed Farmer Isn’t Done Yet | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Bren Smith has big ideas for changing aquaculture and the American diet.
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France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands Rebel Against Relicensing of Monsanto's Glyphosate

France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands Rebel Against Relicensing of Monsanto's Glyphosate | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A number of European Union member countries are rebelling against the European Commission's plans to approve the relicensing of Monsanto's glyphosate. 
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'Moment of Judgment' Welcomed as Exxon Cover-Up Investigation Goes to FBI

'Moment of Judgment' Welcomed as Exxon Cover-Up Investigation Goes to FBI | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Environmental groups on Thursday welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had referred the federal investigation into ExxonMobil's decades-long suppression of climate science to the FBI's criminal division.
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Flint Is in the News, but Lead Poisoning Is Even Worse in Cleveland

Flint Is in the News, but Lead Poisoning Is Even Worse in Cleveland | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Four decades ago, political leaders declared war on lead, citing evidence of its pernicious impact on young brains. But the crusade remains unfinished.
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How DuPont Concealed the Dangers of the New Teflon Toxin

How DuPont Concealed the Dangers of the New Teflon Toxin | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Chemical companies are using a trade secrets loophole to withhold the health effects of new products, preventing scientists from identifying emerging environmental threats.
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A Bunch of Big Names are Trying to Save Africa's Orphan Crops—Here's Why That Matters - Modern Farmer

A Bunch of Big Names are Trying to Save Africa's Orphan Crops—Here's Why That Matters - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Orphan crop, noun: a nutritious and often delicious plant that's been ignored for no good reason.
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Dead tree transformed into roadside beacon for organic farm

Dead tree transformed into roadside beacon for organic farm | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Giant carrot in Libertyville promotes opening of Radical Root
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GMO Myths and Truths: What You Need to Know About GMOs

Know more about genetically engineered foods and genetically modified organisms from the book "GMO Myths and Truths."
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One way to get Big Agriculture to clean up its act

One way to get Big Agriculture to clean up its act | sustainablity | Scoop.it
UNEARTHED | We need to help industrial farmers pay for conservation practices .
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Sons & Daughters: Palm Beach County's First Organic Winery Opens in Lake Worth

Sons & Daughters: Palm Beach County's First Organic Winery Opens in Lake Worth | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Sons & Daughters Organic Winery opened in Lake Worth in April 2016.
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Corn Belt Farmers Managing Weather-Related Risks Through Greater Soil Stewardship - The Equation

Corn Belt Farmers Managing Weather-Related Risks Through Greater Soil Stewardship - The Equation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Is the USDA Just a Corporate Lobbyist Group?

Is the USDA Just a Corporate Lobbyist Group? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Jonathan Lundgren claims he was retaliated against when he started talking about his research, which shows neonicotinoids cause decline in bee populations.
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If You Catch And Use Rainwater In Colorado, You Are A Criminal

If You Catch And Use Rainwater In Colorado, You Are A Criminal | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In Colorado, one mundane drought-fighting tool remains illegal: using rain barrels to catch rainwater from roofs for use in gardens.
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Palm Oil and GM Mustard: A Marriage Made in Hell

he current drive to get genetically modified (GM) food crops into India is being spearheaded by GM mustard. However, the decision to sanction the commercia
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Activists Bring Vegan Eats to the Food Desert Freddie Gray Called Home

Activists Bring Vegan Eats to the Food Desert Freddie Gray Called Home | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Locally made meatless products could soon be on the shelves of corner markets and convenience stores in West Baltimore.
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How your toothpaste is linked with deforestation

How your toothpaste is linked with deforestation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Companies behind everyday products such as toothpaste, shampoo, packaged bread and chocolate are still breaching our environmental trust.
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New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals

New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals | sustainablity | Scoop.it
While touting GenX as being a safe replacement for PFOA, DuPont filed 16 reports of “substantial risk of injury to health or the environment” about its new chemical.
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U.S. Turns to Solar—Not Coal—to Meet Power Needs

U.S. Turns to Solar—Not Coal—to Meet Power Needs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Solar and wind power plants are expected to make up more than half of new electrical generation coming online this year.
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