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August 1, 2016 Climate & Energy

South Africa’s Drought Could Leave Millions Without Food

By: Nick Marinoff

South Africa is the latest victim of drought, and only a few weeks remain before the next planting season is set to begin. Unless farmers receive the aid they need,...

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July 31, 2016 Food

Food Shortages in Venezuela Are Leaving Zoo Animals Hungry

By: Nick Marinoff

Over 50 animals at the Caricuao Zoo in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas have starved to death over the last six months due to massive food shortages throughout the country. Animal fatalities...

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July 25, 2016 Food
Cockroach milk is rich in protein, and if we can figure out how to produce it synthetically, it just might be the next superfood. (Photo: Steve Snodgrass / Flickr)

Is Cockroach Milk the Superfood Solution of the Future?

By: Brian Klonoski

Almond milk, soy milk, hemp milk and now... cockroach milk? You may soon have a daring option for diluting your morning coffee, and it makes other trendy milks pale in comparison as far as...

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July 20, 2016 Food
The EPA has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous. (Photo: Michelle Tribe)

Report: Poisonous, Harmful Mixtures in EPA-Approved Pesticides

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators...

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July 20, 2016 Climate & Energy

Future Water Solutions Needed to Combat Texas' Changing Climate

By: Texas Tech Climate Science Center

West Texas sits atop one of the world’s largest aquifers. Abundant water from the Ogallala has made the High Plains of Texas into the largest continuous area of intensive agriculture...

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July 19, 2016 Food

What’s Pink and Slimy and Making Pam Anderson Sick?

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Pamela Anderson & Sea Shepherd Join Forces to Oppose Farmed Salmon On July 18, Sea Shepherd, in collaboration with biologist Alexandra Morton, environmentalist David Suzuki and actor/activist Pamela Anderson, launched...

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July 18, 2016 Food

Swapping Beef for Plant Protein a Greener Choice for You and the Planet

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The myth that you can’t get enough nutrients from plant-based foods isn’t true. According to a new study, eating plants isn’t just healthy, it’s substantially more environmentally-friendly than eating beef....

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July 17, 2016 Food

These 5 Crops Are Accelerating Global Warming

By: Nick Marinoff

A new report from Oxfam America claims that five common foods are major contributors to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Wheat, soy, corn, rice and palm oil can be...

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July 14, 2016 Food

Pesticides Are Contaminating the World, So What Can We Do?

By: Nick Marinoff

Crops are enjoyed throughout the world, but while organic foods may have spiked in popularity, many feel that pesticides still hold their ground as an agricultural necessity. [caption id="attachment_14405" align="alignnone"...

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July 5, 2016 Food

¡Aquí Estamos! The Movement to Reclaim the South Central Farm

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Uncovering Los Angeles’ Buried Emerald Just over 10 years ago, South Central Los Angeles was home to one of the biggest urban community gardens in the United States. On June...

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June 28, 2016 Food

Idaho Law Hides Farm Operations From Public View, Imperils Public Health

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— Food & Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity yesterday urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court’s ruling striking down an Idaho law...

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June 28, 2016 Food

Chevron Can't Hide Its Dirty Deeds Forever

By: Amazon Watch

Written by Paul Paz y Miño Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from...

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June 26, 2016 Food

EPA Targets Agriculture Sector to Reduce Pollution in Lake Champlain

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Phosphorus pollution is causing algal blooms in Lake Champlain and the EPA is cracking down on regional emitters. The excess alga threatens the lake’s water quality, encroaches on wildlife habitat...

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June 20, 2016 Food

Chili Peppers Turn Farmers Into Conservationists

By: African Wildlife Foundation

Written by Mayu Mishina, senior writer and publications manager for AWF Grace Kipwola is solely responsible for supporting her six kids, including paying school fees for two in secondary school....

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June 12, 2016 Food

China’s New Diet Might Just Save the World (or at Least Its Waistline)

By: Jedamiah Wolf

China’s new dietary guidelines recommend a substantial cutback in meat consumption, which, according to an anticipated WildAid report, could lead to a 1.5 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions....

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June 11, 2016 Food

You Won’t Believe How Much Food the Planet Throws Away

By: Jedamiah Wolf

When you were a kid and your mom told you to “eat all the food on your plate because poor children around the world are starving,” did you ever wonder...

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June 5, 2016 Food

Experts Argue for a Shift Away From Industrial Agriculture

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Agriculture and food system experts from around the world contributed to a recent report calling for a shift away from industrial agriculture to agro-ecological practices. Industrial agriculture is at the...

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June 2, 2016 Food

How Taxing Meat Could Help Us Meet Climate Targets

By: Jedamiah Wolf

For decades, climate policy activists have discussed how a carbon tax would force polluters to pay for the not-so-hidden impacts that burning fossil fuels cost society. Although there’s no global...

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