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…

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.

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…

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.…

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…

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.
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Irrigation Technology Company Netafim Wins 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) named the Israeli drip irrigation technology firm Netafim its annual Industry Water Award winner.
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No Surprise: Monsanto Beats Farmer in Supreme Court Patent Case

The court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto, concluding that patent exhaustion does not apply to this case and that Vernon Hugh Bowman…

Moringa – The Superfood That Could Alleviate Hunger in Developing Regions

Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could.…
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Unearthing the Value of Soil

Soil is the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. Just one teaspoon contains as many as one billion bacteria, which provide vital services…
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Increased Corn Prices Threaten Ethanol Fuel’s Long Term Viability

Ethanol has seen several hiccups as of late. A drought has caused water shortages wreaking havoc on corn crops, driving up the price…