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Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?

Zurich-based group designs a rooftop fish farm that can also grow vegetables - is this the future of local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Brazil’s Growth Offers Wealth and Worry in The Northeast

WIth Brazil’s global clout comes increased focus on its role as the world’s breadbasket and whether the increasing strain on its land is…
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Is the USDA Local Farm Program a Ruse for Big Agriculture?

Could Americans’ tax dollars be paying for greenwashing by the United States Department of Agriculture? Those who are suspicious about the KYF2 program…

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,…
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The Agricultural Battleground

Ramifications of a defunct food system
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Monterey County Bans Harmful Chemicals on Strawberry Farms

Grist reported on Valentine’s Day that one of the biggest farm communities in California – Monterey County – banned the notorious fumigant methyl…
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Millets Need a Comeback for a More Sustainable Indian Diet

In India, millets have formed the core of the everyday diet for millenia. However after the Green Revolution, subsidies for wheat and rice,…
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India Needs More then the Food Security Bill to Alleviate Hunger

After a lot of debate, the Indian cabinet finally cleared the National Food Security Bill (NFSB) amidst doubts of whether this would really help…
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

My recent stay in Detroit and current trip to Doha have opened my eyes to how citizens are taking matters into their own…
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Sustainable Food Directory Brings Together Over 40,000 Businesses

Farm Plate is a fantastic sustainable food initiative – it is a rather newly launched website which features a searchable directory of more…
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Genetically Modified Plants to Resist Intense Drought

Applying genetic modification technologies, the company developed plants that can overcome harsh conditions of seawater irrigation. CEO, Amir Avniel: “This experiment is another…
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Fair Trade USA: Why We Parted Ways with Fair Trade International

In recent months, Fair Trade USA has caused a ripple in the Fair Trade movement by boldly questioning the status quo and moving…