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Monsanto Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world's premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet…
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From Singapore to Argentina, Cities Get Serious About Local Food

Urban farming innovations aim for scale as authorities plan for long-term resilience in supply chains.
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Making the Food Trade Work for All

Monday is Cesar Chavez Day, a time to think about who our food comes from, the challenges they face and how an approach…
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Upcycling Food Waste into Fertilizer: Q&A with California Safe Soil

You’ve heard of recycling leftover food scraps into a soil amendment for farms, but now a California startup is transforming food waste from…
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Tulane Offers Entrepreneurs $1M to Solve Oceans’ “Dead Zones”

Tulane University announced on Monday that it would offer a $1M prize for a scalable, market-driven solution to the “dead zones” in the…
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Renewables Could Make Farms Financially Viable

Tess Riley finds out why almost 40 percent of U.K. farmers are investing in renewables.
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11 Steps to Sustainable Agriculture in the Anthropocene Age

We have now entered the age of the Anthropocene, where humans dominate the earth. Our collective activities are causing great changes even to…
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The New Way to Support Small Food Businesses

Slow Money's second Gatheround event provided the opportunity for local food enthusiasts to engage with sustainable food thought-leaders.
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SAP and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation Partner to Support Rural Workers

In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian…
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Monsanto’s Climate Corp Purchase: Predicting Weather or Food Prices?

Monsanto's purchase of Climate Corp for $930 million makes sense, in a way, for a company that has a lot invested in agriculture.…
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Can We Feed 9.6 Billion by 2050?

Hunger is the most pressing issue we face, especially considering one out of every eight people in the world today suffers from chronic…
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EPA Attacks Honeybee Colony Collapse with New Safety Standards

In response to an unprecedented decline in bee populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticide labels that forbid the use…
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Eating More Fruits and Vegetables: An $11 Trillion Stimulus?

Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for many bottom lines. A Union of Concerned Scientists report places a dollar value on the…
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Animal Rights Groups File Lawsuit Over Utah ‘Ag Gag Law’

Animals rights groups, PETA and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), filed a lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag-gag” law, enacted last year, which bans secretly…
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.