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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.
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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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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.
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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.

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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Climate Change in the San Joaquin Valley and Our Future Food Supply

Climate change could have hugely disruptive impacts on the San Joaquin Valley, North America’s most valuable agricultural region.
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How Collaboration Creates Fair Trade from Farm-to-Shelf

How can groups that are passionate about making change work together to solve an intricate and complicated problem that spans the globe?
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Quinoa Farming Practices Push Consumers Toward Fair Trade

Purchasing Fair Trade quinoa can transform the market, ensuring rural farmers benefit from the Western food trend and socially-conscious consumers can enjoy their…
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More than Beans, A Quest for Great Tasting Sustainable Coffee

Attending a cupping (or coffee-tasting) puts coffee in a whole new light.
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Farmigo Launches Online Farmers Market

Farmigo aims to create more locavores by bringing the farmers market experience to the computer screens of those who can’t make it to…
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Water Pollution in Iowa: Time for Business to Step Up

The Environmental Working Group released a report on Iowa's poor water quality. Businesses must step in and address the challenges of water pollution.
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GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.
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Organic Dairy Farms Milking Big Business Opportunities

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently issued a report that touts the economic benefits of organic dairy farms.