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BPA Still a Favorite Among Canned Good Brands

BPA Still a Favorite Among Canned Good Brands | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Survey of canned-good brands finds hormone-mimicking compound still widely used.
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Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows : Food First

Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows : Food First | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Farmland mapping project indicates more than 90 percent of U.S. could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes, helping economy and making agriculture more sustainable
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The Apex of Industrialism: Manufactured Fake Shit

The Apex of Industrialism: Manufactured Fake Shit | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It's said that money makes the world go round. But since money is a proxy for energy, it would be closer to say that energy makes the world go round. But they're both wrong. Truth is, shit makes the world go round.
 
 
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Food, Water, Health, Life: UN Experts Warn of Threats Posed by Secret 'Trade' Deals

Food, Water, Health, Life: UN Experts Warn of Threats Posed by Secret 'Trade' Deals | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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People Should Control the Food System, Not Corporations

People Should Control the Food System, Not Corporations | sustainablity | Scoop.it
For those among us interested in how we can feed the world, we would recommend a visit to the alternative People's EXPO instead of the official Milan (Italy) EXPO 2015, a massive exhibition supposedly aimed at bringing the global community together to 'make progress on issues of international importance.' Twenty million visitors are expected at the EXPO 2015 in Milan, a €1.3 billion exhibition themed around "feeding the planet, energy for life."
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Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?

Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Over the past 25 years, Cuba has built a largely organic farming system out of necessity. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba lost its main supplier of fertilizers and pesticides. What will the changing U.S.-Cuban relationship mean for Cuban farmers? We air a video report from a farm outside Havana produced by Democracy Now!
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Monsanto GMOs Defeated by Oregon Organic Farmers as Federal Judge Upholds Seed Ban

Monsanto GMOs Defeated by Oregon Organic Farmers as Federal Judge Upholds Seed Ban | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Community activists win at key stage in court.

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GRAIN — Agro-colonialism in the Congo: European and US development finance bankrolls a new round of agro-colonialism in the DRC

GRAIN — Agro-colonialism in the Congo: European and US development finance bankrolls a new round of agro-colonialism in the DRC | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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America Needs a Real Definition of What a ‘Natural’ Food Is | WIRED

America Needs a Real Definition of What a ‘Natural’ Food Is | WIRED | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they are going natural, but what does that even mean?
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Utah Lawmaker Accused Of ‘Illegal Scheme’ To Seize America’s Public Lands

Utah Lawmaker Accused Of ‘Illegal Scheme’ To Seize America’s Public Lands | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Utah Rep. Ken Ivory is being called a “snake oil salesman, cloaked with respectability by his position as a legislator.”
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Bill would add farmers to student loan forgiveness program | AgriPulse

Bill would add farmers to student loan forgiveness program | AgriPulse | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The National Young Farmers Coalition announced the introduction of a bill in the House today that would encourage young people to take up farming as a career by reducing the burden of their federally backed college loans.
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It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop

It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scientists say too much airborne nitrogen from farms is throwing off the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park. So the federal government is hoping weather alerts for farmers will help.
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Paris climate pledges 'will only delay dangerous warming by two years'

Paris climate pledges 'will only delay dangerous warming by two years' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Earth will reach 2C warming threshold by 2038 based on carbon pledges made by 36 countries so far, rather than 2036 without any cuts, analysis show
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California drought will cost agriculture sector $1.8bn this year, study finds

California drought will cost agriculture sector $1.8bn this year, study finds | sustainablity | Scoop.it
An estimated 564,000 acres of previously farmable land predicted to be fallowed and 8,650 jobs in sector expected to be lost, according to study’s authors
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From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves

From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Retailers and nurseries are phasing out neonicotinoid products implicated in mass bee die-offs, a new report shows.
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Organic farming isn’t just environmentally friendly – it’s very good business for farmers

Organic farming isn’t just environmentally friendly – it’s very good business for farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
New research on profitability is very good news for farmers considering switching to organic.
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China's Pollution Problem: Drones To Help Environmental Officials Monitor Big Polluters

China's Pollution Problem: Drones To Help Environmental Officials Monitor Big Polluters | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As China continues its battle against pollution, regulators are turning to drones to hold the country’s biggest polluters accountable.
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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Federal Judge Upholds Ban on GE Crops in Oregon County

Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Federal Judge Upholds Ban on GE Crops in Oregon County | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care.
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In the battle against climate change, Seattle is on the front lines

In the battle against climate change, Seattle is on the front lines | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Paddle in Seattle is just a hint of this city's commitment to fighting climate change. Next up: Eliminating its carbon footprint completely.
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Feeding Crops, Feeding the World - Part 2: Beyond the Big Three

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World - Part 2: Beyond the Big Three | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Malnutrition (both obesity and stunting) costs the global economy $3.5 trillion per year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). But investing in nutrition-...
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Editor's Note: The Local Food Revolution | Civil Eats

Editor's Note: The Local Food Revolution | Civil Eats | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Since we Civil Eats started six years ago, we have cast our net wide to report on local food stories about individuals and communities working together to create a more vibrant, resilient, and just food system. There is so much good news about innovative projects happening nationwide: From Alaska to Hawaii, we’ve been documenting the... Read More
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An urban farm and education center blooms in a formerly blighted San Diego lot

An urban farm and education center blooms in a formerly blighted San Diego lot | sustainablity | Scoop.it
For years, a vacant lot in a low-income section of San Diego had been collecting abandoned cars and more than its share of trash. Now it’s being transformed into an oasis of organically grown greens and a food forest complete with orange, olive, peach, apple, loquat and fig trees.
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Neil Young Blasts Monsanto, GMOs, and Starbucks in New Music Video, ‘A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop’

Neil Young Blasts Monsanto, GMOs, and Starbucks in New Music Video, ‘A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As part of his upcoming concept album “The Monsanto Years,” musician Neil Young takes a powerful stance against Monsanto, GMOs, and Starbucks, the major coffee company that Young has previously accused of fighting against GMO labeling.
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