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Bahia's countryside (Leon Kaye

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…
Kathleen Merrigan and Tom Vilsack of the USDA.

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…
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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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Pasture-Raised vs. Industrial Organic: An Egg-cellent Stakeholder Engagement Lesson

The biggest farmers market in San Francisco has revised its standards for egg sellers, limiting approved vendors to those who pasture-raise their chickens…
World Environment Day 2012 in Rio

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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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…

China’s Organic Food Market Grows Even as Consumer Confidence Wanes

I’m always happy to read about eco-news and especially around the holidays, good news just seems to sound better. You would hardly think to…

Cassava Beer Rolls Out in Mozambique

Last month in Mozambique, a local SABMiller subsidiary, Cervejas de Moçambique, launched the first ever commercial scale beer based on cassava.
Get ready to dump that leftover kimchi!

RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond

A visit by Leon Kaye to a RFID trade show in Korea gave a lesson on how RFID can play a role in…
A sunflower on a remote Mexican farm (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities and Create Healthier Supply Chains

PepsiCo, has committed to purchasing sunflower oil sourced from farmers in Mexico. The arrangement will also lead to its snack food products becoming…
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Rooting Your Portfolio in Positive-Impact Real Estate

Can an investment help the pocketbook and the planet at the same time? Definitely, says R. Paul Herman, author of The HIP Investor: Making…

Business Opportunities in Sustainable Food

In all the sustainable industries, none perhaps present such ubiquitous opportunities for entrepreneurs as sustainable food. Clean tech, green building and alternative transportation…
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Feeding Seven Billion People: The Emerging Farm Tech Revolution

Today, October 31, 2011, the world will have “officially” grown to 7 billion in population. Among those 7 billion, approximately one billion are…

Child Labor on U.S. Farms Widespread, Says New Film

While the UN estimates there are approximately 250 million child laborers worldwide, some might be alarmed to know that 400,000 of those children…
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Barilla and The National Journal Host the “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” Summit

The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet summit, hosted by The National Journal and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, brought together speakers and…