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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.

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.…

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.

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?

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…

More than Beans, A Quest for Great Tasting Sustainable Coffee

Attending a cupping (or coffee-tasting) puts coffee in a whole new light.

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…

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.

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.

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.

RIP, Food Transparency and Proposition 37

Proposition 37 is heading to defeat after scoring an approval rating of over 60 percent two months ago.

Australian Carbon Trading Scheme Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local

Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.

Sainsbury’s Greenlights “Ugly” Fruit and Vegetables

The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced “ugly fruits and vegetables” will now be available for purchase in its UK stores because of the ongoing…

Can PepsiCo Inspire Sustainable Development in Africa?

In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about…