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Happiness and wellbeing trump material growth

Happiness and wellbeing trump material growth | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Report supported by former cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell, calls for new policy direction that prioritises wellbeing and happiness over GDP growth
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New England Journal of Medicine article calls for GMO labels on foods

New England Journal of Medicine article calls for GMO labels on foods | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Cites heavy use of herbicides on such foods.
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The EPA Doesn't Know How to Deal With 300 Million Tons of Animal Poop

The EPA Doesn't Know How to Deal With 300 Million Tons of Animal Poop | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The EPA delays promised rules to control the waste
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Selling Ugly Fruits And Vegetables Could Be Key To Solving America’s Food Waste Problem

Selling Ugly Fruits And Vegetables Could Be Key To Solving America’s Food Waste Problem | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Jordan Figueiredo is leading a one-man campaign against food waste, and is taking on some of the country's biggest grocery stores in the process.
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Why Bezos' Denials About Exploitation at Amazon Sound Like Sociopathic CEO-Speak

Why Bezos' Denials About Exploitation at Amazon Sound Like Sociopathic CEO-Speak | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Reports of exploitation at Amazon have been going on for almost 15 years.
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Why some farmers are deciding to go GMO-free : Business

Why some farmers are deciding to go GMO-free : Business | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Conventional seeds, they find, have some marketplace advantages
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Sustainable Food Production Would End Lake Erie Dead Zones

Sustainable Food Production Would End Lake Erie Dead Zones | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Suzy Friedman Summer fun should include diving into refreshing, clear oceans and lakes. But for communities around the western side of Lake Erie, the fourth
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Banishing Glyphosate - Announcing ISIS Special Report

Banishing Glyphosate - Announcing ISIS Special Report | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Glyphosate/Roundup, falsely claimed by Monsanto to be safe and harmless, has become the world’s most widely and pervasively used herbicide, especially with glyphosate tolerant GM crops; it has brought rising tides of birth defects, cancers, fatal kidney disease, sterility, and dozens of other illnesses. Read the devastating evidence & ban glyphosate herbicides from you home and local community
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Food Fraud a Bigger Problem Than Many Realize, Experts Say - Food Safety News

Food Fraud a Bigger Problem Than Many Realize, Experts Say - Food Safety News | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Pick up any item in the supermarket and read through the ingredient labeling. Nearly all of the ingredients listed have the potential to be vulnerable to food fraud, according to food fraud investigator Mitchell Weinberg.
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Connecticut Labor Department Inspects 25 Nail Salons, 23 Axed

Connecticut Labor Department Inspects 25 Nail Salons, 23 Axed | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Connecticut Labor Department shut down 23 nail salons after inspections revealed that the parlors were violating wage laws and underpaying workers. Only two salons passed the random inspection.
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Costco and CP Foods face lawsuit over alleged slavery in prawn supply chain

Costco and CP Foods face lawsuit over alleged slavery in prawn supply chain | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Legal claim filed in California seeks injunction against US retailer to prevent sale of prawns produced by Thai supplier unless labelled a product tainted by slavery
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Science bodies urge Scottish government to rethink GM crops ban

Science bodies urge Scottish government to rethink GM crops ban | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Nearly 30 organisations sign open letter accusing Scottish environment secretary of taking political decision not based on scientific evidence
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The Chemical Long Used in Non-Stick Pans Might Be Unsafe at Any Level | VICE News

A new scientific study says US Environmental Protection Agency safety levels for the chemical, which is linked to birth defects and cancers in animals, are 300 times to high.
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You Can Probably Guess Where the First All-Organic Public School Cafeteria Is

You Can Probably Guess Where the First All-Organic Public School Cafeteria Is | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Marin County’s school district is the first to make the shift—and it is largely low-income kids who will benefit.
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The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems

The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the past
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How Subway Sandwiches Are Fueling a Major Public Health Crisis

How Subway Sandwiches Are Fueling a Major Public Health Crisis | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The massive use of antibiotics on factory farmed animals is leading the world toward a time when common infections and minor injuries will once again be deadly to humans.
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Avian Flu: A Chicken and Egg Story?

Avian Flu: A Chicken and Egg Story? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Avian Flu has ravaged industrial poultry farms this year, especially in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In all, about 200 farms in 15 states were affected by this year’s outbreak, costing U.S. egg and poultry exporters more than $380 million, said the Poultry & Egg Export Council, as reported by Associated Press. The outbreak was no picnic for the birds, either. In Iowa, 30 million hens and 1.5 million turkeys were euthanized because of the H5N2 virus. Nationwide, the flu killed about 50 million
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The Drought in California Is So Bad the Ground Is Literally Sinking

The Drought in California Is So Bad the Ground Is Literally Sinking | sustainablity | Scoop.it
California's Central Valley is sinking faster than in the past as the state pumps massive amounts of groundwater during its epic drought, NASA said in a report
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Urban Agriculture in MSP: Growing, Diversifying, Sustainable

Urban Agriculture in MSP: Growing, Diversifying, Sustainable | sustainablity | Scoop.it
MSP’s urban agriculture ecosystem includes operations that the mimic sustainable, family- or cooperatively-run market farms, as well as smaller scale community gardens, individuals operating a market stall and ag operations serving the public good.
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In British Columbia, indigenous group blocks pipeline development | Al Jazeera America

In British Columbia, indigenous group blocks pipeline development | Al Jazeera America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Since June, the Unist’ot’en clan has prevented work crews from accessing traditional territories that oil companies see as key to Canada's future
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Gaining Ground: A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm PDF

Gaining Ground: A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm eBook Download PDF/eBook: http://bit.ly/1PzLEPf ...
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The Decline and Fall of the Coal Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Coal Empire | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The transition from woodcutting to coal mining as the main source of heat was part of an early British economic revolution. But all kings must eventually fall.
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BP lobbied against EU support for clean energy to favour gas, documents reveal

BP lobbied against EU support for clean energy to favour gas, documents reveal | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BP was part of oil and gas lobby that successfully undermined EU renewable energy targets and subsidies in favour of gas as a climate fix in 2011 The fossil fuel giant BP helped spur a concerted industry push to curb EU policy support for renewable...
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New Monsanto spray kills bugs by messing with their genes

New Monsanto spray kills bugs by messing with their genes | sustainablity | Scoop.it
But plenty of technological and regulatory obstacles are holding back the new pesticides.
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