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P&G to Eliminate Deforestation From Palm Oil Products

P&G to Eliminate Deforestation From Palm Oil Products | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The company says it is committed to driving "positive change" throughout its supply chain
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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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EPA Using Industry-Funded Research to Determine if Glyphosate Causes Cancer

EPA Using Industry-Funded Research to Determine if Glyphosate Causes Cancer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used industry-funded research to conclude that the herbicide chemical glyphosate is not likely to cause cancer in humans—contradicting findings by the World Health Organization (WHO)—according to an analysis the EPA posted to, then swiftly removed from, its website on Friday.
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Red Gold ousts most GMOs, liner chemical

Red Gold ousts most GMOs, liner chemical | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In an effort to make its products as safe as possible, Elwood-based Red Gold says it won't use plant products that contain genetically modified organisms, nor will it use industrial
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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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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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McDonald's, the Corporate Welfare Moocher

McDonald's, the Corporate Welfare Moocher | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A recent New York Times editorial — accompanied by the catchy headline, "At McDonald’s, Fat Profits but Lean Wages" — noted precisely what its title implies: That a company posting large profits is still failing to pay its workers a livable wage.
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Rise of robots a boost to small, diverse farms - FERN’s Ag Insider

Marilee Foster is not the kind of farmer who makes rash decisions. But when she heard about Rowbot, a lawn-mower-sized autonomous machine that can fertiliz
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Can Large, Corporate Urban Farms Grow ‘Local Food’?

Can Large, Corporate Urban Farms Grow ‘Local Food’? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
What makes 'local food' local? Can a corporation like BrightFarms provide what a community needs?
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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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