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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.
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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…
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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…
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Global Warming Will Make Chocolate a Luxury Item

The latest victim of climate change could well be something we all take for granted. It is delicious, ubiquitous, and most people cannot…
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Big Retailers Help Organic Cotton Market Surge 20%

A new market report estimates that the global organic cotton market will increase 20 percent in 2011 to an estimated US$6.2 billion value.…
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Tobacco Farmers in Transition to Sustainability

As the American tobacco industry has fallen with the overwhelming evidence of smoking’s negative health implications, the rise in international tobacco production competition,…
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The American Enterprise Institute Thinks All Farmers Are Wealthy

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is promoting its report this week titled, “American Boondoggle: Fixing the 2012 Farm Bill.” The report is based…
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Farmstays Become Summer Vacation of Choice for the Eco-Minded

Many folks itching for an alternative vacation this summer are considering staying on a farm. Farm Stay U.S., the best resource for the…