sustainable agriculture

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Eco Ventures Group: A Growing Family Sustainable Businesses

Florida's Eco Ventures Group is building a family of businesses management says is grounded in Triple Bottom Line principles, including recovering of precious,…
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Organic Eggs Not Created Equal, Says New Scorecard

Next time you’re at the grocery store aisle picking out eggs, you might need to think twice before assuming one organic brand is…

Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food: Views from the Prince of Wales

By Susan Nickbarg Food Supply. Health. Economic Security. Malnutrition. Obesity. Local Agriculture. Sustainability. What’s in common to link all these words? Sustainable Agriculture.…
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The “Urban Farming Guys” Seek to Transform Blighted Kansas City Neighborhood

 The Urban Farming Guys are a group of self-proclaimed “revolutionaries” made up of 20 families who decided to move from suburbia to…
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Food Industry Rebates: Choosing Between Corporate Greed and Children’s Health

When I stumbled into an opportunity to observe the kitchen operations at my daughter’s elementary school in the District of Columbia, I naively…
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Food Safety, Security and Accesibility Concerns Cause Gates Foundation to Fund GMO Research

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s price index topped off at an all-time high this January, reflecting the skyrocketing global food prices…
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Big Tree Farms Bolsters Artisanal Balinese Food Producers

Blair and Ben Ripple began Big Tree Farms back in June 2000 on a humble one eighth of an acre, which has expanded…
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Organic Learning Farm Gives Indonesian Street Kids Chance at Brighter Future

While statistics on street children are difficult to verify, according to this UNICEF report, there are an estimated 230,000 in Indonesia alone.  This…
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The Economist Speculates on the Future of Vertical Farming

A recent Economist article asks the question of vertical farming, “Does it really stack up?”  In theory, it’s a win-win-win concept for the…
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Walmart Still Rocks and Here’s Why

Those that follow Corporate Social Responsibility usually fall into one of two categories: Walmart haters or Walmart supporters. As you might recall from…
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Walmart Starts Huge Push Towards Sustainable Agriculture

Like any smart business, Walmart is responding to market conditions and is spearheading all kinds of changes in its business operations. Sustainability has…
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The Water-Soil Nexus: Groundwater and Sustainable Agriculture

By: Alexis Van Gelder It’s not a stretch to say that agriculture is incredibly dependent on water.  After all, in countries across the…
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Saffron Coffee Brings Economic Opportunity to Laos Farmers

Laotian culture exudes peace.  In such cities as the World Heritage City Luang Prabang, monks in saffron robes knock on doors to collect…

Teaching Women Technology Boosts Agriculture in Ghana

Agriculture has long sparked promise and wreaked frustration in Ghana.  Since the country won its independence over 50 years ago, the countries’ leaders…

Nestlé and Rainforest Alliance Partner to Improve Coffee Sourcing

In the coming decade, Nestlé will work on improving coffee yields while mitigating environmental damage with the sustainable agriculture advocacy group The Rainforest…