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Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Panasonic, Fujitsu and other Japanese technology firms, looking f...
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Will the next war with Canada be a fight over water?

Will the next war with Canada be a fight over water? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
200 years ago yesterday, the British burned down the White House. Here's why things could get tense again.
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Grandmothers lead U.K.-wide wave of direct action against fracking

Grandmothers lead U.K.-wide wave of direct action against fracking | sustainablity | Scoop.it
On a U.K.-wide day of action on Monday, anti-frackers locked-on to gates to defend planned fracking sites and occupied fracking companies.
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California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.
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Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened By Drilling

Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened By Drilling | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Fracking opponents protest before the Tom Corbett inauguration to become the 46th governor of Pennsylvania at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.
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4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard - Modern Farmer

4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
If your backyard isn't ideal for the garden of your dreams, why not try planting in the front?
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Buying Locally Grown, Organic Food Just Got Easier :: Westport, CT | itsrelevant.com

Buying Locally Grown, Organic Food Just Got Easier :: Westport, CT | itsrelevant.com | sustainablity | Scoop.it
"We go to each vendor, choose our produce, then we go back to our car and put it into our fresh nation bags, store it in our car in coolers and take it straight to the customers."
Just five dollars. That's how much it costs to have organic, locally grown food from the Westport Farmers Market delivered to your house.
"It's just providing a great service for people who can't make it to the market," said Mary Murray.
The market is held here every Thursday, erupting into a bustling scene with vendors coming from all over in Connecticut. And now, those stuck at work can still be apart of the action, by logging onto the Fresh Nation website and ordering their selection with a few clicks of a button.
"We've actually been approached by a few different companies over the years," said Cochran.
Fresh Nation is now the first company to enter into a partnership with this market. Lori Cochran, the president of the Westport Farmers Market, says she was skeptical at first, worried a delivery service could jeopardize the high standard of quality central to this market.
"They believe in this local food and why it's so valuable and they are willing to not charge as much as it may for the delivery and really support a farmer in the long run," said Cochran.
"She really saw what we were doing could be great for the market and great for the customers that came to the market and the vendors," said Madeline Franklin.
Madeline Franklin and her husband own Fresh Nation. They both saw the need for a fresh local delivery service while running their own farmers market.
"You can't get fresher than this. It literally goes from the farmers markets, usually picked that morning or the night before, straight to the customer. There's no warehouse or nothing," said Franklin.
Fresh Nation currently serves markets in Connecticut, New York and Los Angeles.
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GMO labeling measure makes Colorado’s November ballot

GMO labeling measure makes Colorado’s November ballot | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The issue could attract a wave of corporate spending.
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Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food

Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Shenzhen has imposed the country’s highest fine yet against improper labelling of genetically modified (GM) food, with offenders facing up to 100,000 yuan (HK$126,000) in penalties....
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Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste

Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A landfill in eastern Michigan was ready to accept up to 36 tons of low-level radioactive fracking waste last week that had
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Photos: The Weird and Wonderful Sheep of the Faroe Islands - Modern Farmer

Photos: The Weird and Wonderful Sheep of the Faroe Islands - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Faroe Islands have some funny-looking sheep.
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Hundreds Of Californians Have No Tap Water Due To Drought, Receiving Bottled Water Rations

Hundreds Of Californians Have No Tap Water Due To Drought, Receiving Bottled Water Rations | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The drought has dried up private wells in Tulare County.
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From Farm to Table – CSAs Pave the Way to a Greener, Healthier Future

From Farm to Table – CSAs Pave the Way to a Greener, Healthier Future | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Community-supported agriculture is the healthiest, greenest form of shopping around. Support your local farmers and get farm-fresh food delivered right to your door.
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Can urban agriculture work on a commercial scale? | Citiscope

Can urban agriculture work on a commercial scale? | Citiscope | sustainablity | Scoop.it
MONTREAL, Canada —  In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual model for vertical farms. Crops would grow inside tall city buildings, using very little land to produce bounties of food that would not need to be shipped far to be eaten.
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Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens

Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens | sustainablity | Scoop.it
These nutrition-packed cuties could, and should, be the next 'it' veggies.
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This article Chefs and Farmers Going Gaga for Microgreens appeared first on Organic Connections.
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This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like

This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There's someone in every state in the nation who’s breaking the status quo when it comes to food. Meet them all in our interactive map.
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Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Deirdre Smith, Strategic Partnership Coordinator It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands...
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Lessons from the front line: Innovative technologies for urban agriculture and nutrition | Devex

Lessons from the front line: Innovative technologies for urban agriculture and nutrition | Devex | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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UN help for war-torn Iraqi farmers

UN help for war-torn Iraqi farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation is working on projects to assist war-affected farmers in Iraq.
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WDP Opinion: Here's to the future of farming

WDP Opinion: Here's to the future of farming | sustainablity | Scoop.it
For far too long, newspapers like the Western Daily Press have reported what has often appeared to be the demise of the farming industry in this country. True, the industry has been plagued by huge...
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OCA: Deadline September 8: Tell the USDA to reject Dow's 'Agent Orange' crops!

OCA: Deadline September 8: Tell the USDA to reject Dow's 'Agent Orange' crops! | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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