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Pulling Indian Farmers Out of Poverty

This is the official entry of Akhila Vijayaraghavan for the Rio Blogger Prize. The winner of the prize gets to go to Rio to cover the climate talks in June. If you like what you read, please support her and like, share, comment and tweet the original on TckTckTck’s website.  One of the biggest deterrents … Continued

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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood will soon be home to a 100,000 square foot, multi-acre rooftop farm that will produce a million pounds of produce per year – enough to feed 5,000 people – without using any dirt. The farm will be built by BrightFarms, a new company with a unique business model that finances, builds, and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms for supermarkets and other retailers who purchase the produce.

Can McDonald’s Turn Its Twitter #McFail Around?

They say the definition of insanity is behaving the same way and expecting a different result. If that’s the case, then McDonalds’ twitter feed has been crazy all year.

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US Food Distribution Should Adopt a Regional Approach

I’ve been covering the food distribution market over at Software Advice for the last year, and one thing that’s perplexed me is the insistence of U.S. food distributors to stick to a centralized approach to distribution. While a centralized approach to food distribution does offer economies of scale, it has negative impacts on the quality … Continued

Organic Equivalence Deal Affords International Markets for Organic Producers

A transatlantic organic equivalence arrangement has been negotiated between representatives from the US Department of Agriculture and EU Agriculture and Regional Development department, allowing for more market access of organic products certified under both the EU and US organic standards.  This means that although these sets of standards do contain certain variances, the US National … Continued