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California, Fresno, water crisis, drought, almonds, agriculture, farming, Leon Kaye, Los Angeles

As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
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Panera Bread Shares Animal Welfare Progress

Panera Bread shared its progress on reducing antibiotic use and confinement for farm animals in its U.S. supply chain.
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Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…
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Bacardi Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Sugarcane Farm

World famous rum maker Bacardi and the World Wildlife Fund Bacardi are aiming to advance sugarcane standards in Fiji with a model sugarcane…
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Millennials Take On Monsanto

Why Monsanto will never rule the food world: The three-prong movement that’s stopping the beast in its tracks.
PepsiCo, cashew fruit, cashew apples, cashews, India, Brazil, Maharashtra, Clinton Foundation, farming, sustainable agriculture, Leon Kaye

Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
Bottled water, drought, California, tap water, farming, beverage companies, Leon Kaye, groundwater, water stewardship

Is Too Much Bottled Water Coming from Drought Stricken Regions?

Much bottled water is coming from drought stricken regions, notably California, which is in its third year of drought.
[Courtesy Regional Access]  Ithaca, New York-based Regional Access started with one truck in 1989.  Today, its fleet serves 600-plus outlets throughout New York state.

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System? Start With the Base of the Supply Chain

Looking at three successful cases, this article by Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance discusses fixing the food system from the base of…
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Tyson Foods Tells Pig Farmers to Adopt More Humane Practices

Earlier this month, Tyson Foods sent a letter to the hog farmers who supply it with pork asking them to adopt more humane…
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The Rise of Indoor Cropping

As growers look for protection from an unpredictable climate, has the time come to take food production indoors? Tess Riley reports.
Union of Concerned Scientists, UCS, farming, agriculture, USDA, eating more fruits and vegetables, crop insurance, farmers markets, organic, small farms, Leon Kaye, farm subsidies,

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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New York Picks Greek Yogurt Over Clean Water

New York relaxes regulations for factory farms to meet Greek yogurt demand, putting the state's water supply in danger of contamination.
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Tom’s of Maine Pushes Innovation with Potato Starch Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is now tinkering with potato starch for some its polylactic acid (PLA) packaging.
exeter, san joaquin valley, fresno, environmental justice, Leon Kaye

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.
SIWI, World Water Week, Netafim, drip irrigation, drip irrigation technologies, agriculture, farming, irrigation technologies, drip technologies, Stockholm Industry Water Award, 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award, Leon Kaye, World Water Week Conference, San Joaquin Valley, Middle East, Israel, irrigation, Fresno

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.