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March 16, 2017 Environment
Photo: Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q

South Central Farm Restoration Committee Rallies to #BuyBackTheFarm

By: Linda Piera-Avila

In 2006, the South Central Farm (SCF) was a flourishing oasis in the heart of Los Angeles until bulldozers razed the land, displacing hundreds of farmers and leaving a scar...

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March 1, 2017 Environment

Infographic: Palm Oil's Pernicious Effects

By: Guest Author

Your favorite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm...

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February 14, 2017 Food
Scientists have unlocked quinoa's DNA, making it even more likely that the super grain will play a vital role in solving world hunger. (Photo: Pedro Reyna / Flickr)

Scientists Unlock Quinoa's DNA -- A Big Step in the Fight to End World Hunger

By: Nick Marinoff

Quinoa is the world’s fastest-growing super-food. While some of us still have trouble pronouncing its name (keen-wa), many have turned to quinoa as their prime source of protein and life-giving...

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January 3, 2017 Food
There's more going on in that bird brain that you might think. (Photo: Thomas Vlerick / Flickr)

Chickens Are More Intelligent, Complex and Sensitive Than You Might Think

By: Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy

In case you haven’t been reading your Chinese placemats lately, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. And we are kicking the year off with a new peer-reviewed paper in...

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December 13, 2016 Food
Elephants. (Photo: Casey Allen / Unsplash)

New Elephant Friendly Tea Certification to Aid Conservation Efforts

By: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and the University of Montana jointly announce a first-of-its kind certification program which will empower consumers to play an active role in conservation, and provide tea-growing companies with...

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December 8, 2016 Food

Scientists Rework Photosynthesis to Boost Crop Yield

By: Nick Marinoff

Ten years ago, 40 of the world’s countries were facing massive food shortages. Now, almost 50 percent of the population lacks reasonable access to food supplies. Earth’s population will hit...

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December 6, 2016 Climate & Energy

California Drought Affecting Winemakers

By: Nick Marinoff

It was hot enough this summer to break out the Riesling, and the water shortage in California has a number of winemakers "sweating goblets" over what’s to become of their...

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December 5, 2016 Food

Movin’ On Up: Farm Animals in Massachusetts to Receive Higher Living Conditions

By: Nick Marinoff

Pigs, hens and calves in Massachusetts are about to see massive upgrades to their living quarters. Farm animals don’t have it easy. Providing food to the U.S. and abroad can...

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December 3, 2016 Climate & Energy

Bandsar Agriculture: Indigenous Runoff-Harvesting & Climate-Change Resilience from Iranian Drylands

By: Brad Lancaster

This blog entry was graciously provided by J. Tabatabaee Yazdi, who hosted me when I presented at the Iranian Rainwater Catchment Systems Association conference in 2014. You can see my...

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November 17, 2016 Environment

Nutiva CEO John Roulac on Good Palm Oil vs. Bad Palm Oil

By: Pierce Nahigyan

If you don’t know what palm oil is, grab a snack from your cupboard and check the ingredients list on the back. There’s a 50 percent chance you’ll find “palm...

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October 28, 2016 Climate & Energy

Ew: Here Are Eight Gross Side-Effects of Climate Change

By: The Climate Reality Project

You’ve probably heard of how climate change is impacting our planet: record-breaking global temperatures; melting polar ice caps; droughts and floods; rising sea levels; ocean acidification… and it’s even effecting...

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October 24, 2016 Food
It's time to start eating a greener diet. Both the planet and your body will benefit. (Photo: Xochi Romero / Unsplash)

It's Time to Start Eating a Greener Diet -- For Real

By: Brian Klonoski

We know, we know... you've seen a million articles like this one. You've probably even read most of them. But here you are, and that's because you're still not eating...

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