Agriculture

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Reducing Food Waste Through The Gleaning Project

One start-up's attempt to put excess produce to good use - and make a profit.
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Life on Mars: Interview with the Company’s Chief Sustainability Officer

Andrew Hobday, Mars' Chief Sustainability Officer chats with Raz Godelnik at the Responsible Business Summit in New York about the sustainability efforts and…
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The Trouble with Locavorism

A husband and wife team from the University of Toronto have recently published a book called The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile…
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Can Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Hope to Achieve Food Policy Change?

Jamie Oliver declared May 19th Food Revolution Day calling on “an international community of foodies, chefs, parents, educators, companies, activists and celebrities to arm…
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Mango Delayed Due to Climate Change

The people of India have a deep connection with mangoes. Every person claims to have at least one favorite kind but the Alphonso…
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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,…