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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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May 24, 2016 Food

The Path Act: A Tax Deduction to Boost Food Donations

By: Global Green

Written by Hendrik Richert The United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 14 percent of all American households were food insecure at some time during the year in 2014...

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May 23, 2016 Food

Sustainable Seafood Production Is Spawning

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The sustainable seafood industry is spawning. A recent report shows that production of sustainably raised seafood grew by 35 percent per year between 2003 and 2015, outpacing conventionally sourced seafood...

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May 18, 2016 Food

A Conversation With AWF President Sebunya

By: African Wildlife Foundation

A son of teachers, Kaddu Sebunya was introduced to international affairs and global issues early in life—an introduction that initially started him on a career focused on rural development and...

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May 13, 2016 Food

KIND Snacks Battles the FDA to Reassess What “Healthy” Means

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Fourteen months ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to the CEO of KIND LLC, a company that makes snack bars from fruits and nuts, warning that...

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May 5, 2016 Food

Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia to the Ground

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Imagine a fire the size of a country. Between the summer and winter of last year, that was Indonesia. Fire is a tool in this part of the world, and...

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April 29, 2016 Food

Deforestation Unnecessary to Feed World, Says New Report

By: Nithin Coca

Deforestation is a major problem that needs solving. Every year we cut down more and more trees, encroaching into more of the planet's land surface. But preserving what remains of...

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April 26, 2016 Food

The Plant-Based Food Lobby and America’s Food Fight

By: Jedamiah Wolf

An Interview With Michele Simon, Executive Director of PBFA For decades, the meat and dairy industries have successfully lobbied the fields of food politics. They have influenced the official advice...

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April 21, 2016 Food

Roots of Change: Cuba’s Organic Roots and Its Struggle to Grow

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Cuba’s agricultural sector, like the rest of the country, resembles an Ajiaco - a famous Cuban soup made of a smorgasbord of ingredients on hand – and this Ajiaco has...

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April 21, 2016 Food

Drinking Earth Day: What Wineries Do to Protect the Earth

By: Michael Cervin

Earth Day was born out of a 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. It has grown to include a multitude of events, happenings and points of awareness as we consider...

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April 7, 2016 Food

Would You Chow Down on Arby’s “Ocean Meat” Sandwich?

By: Django Reynard

Let’s brainstorm this one. You’re walking alone through an empty parking lot towards a strip mall silhouetted by the hot California sun. The parking lot is wide, so wide it’s...

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March 24, 2016 Food

50 Organizations Urge Olive Garden to Improve Worker, Environmental Practices

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— A coalition of environmental, social-justice and animal-welfare groups announced a campaign today calling on Olive Garden and its parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest full-service restaurant employer,...

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March 23, 2016 Food

Starbucks to Give Away 100% of Its Unsold Food

By: Planet Editor

On Tuesday, Starbucks announced that it will be donating all of its unsold food to food banks. This new initiative, called FoodShare, will be coordinated by the coffee mega-chain and...

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March 19, 2016 Food

City of Gold: What America’s Most Diverse City Has to Lose if Trump Wins

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

Nobody Loves Los Angeles more than Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold. City of Gold, the new documentary about Mr. Gold by Laura Gabbert, is a passionate love letter...

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March 15, 2016 Food

An Interview With Compost Hero, Ron Alexander

By: Matt de la Houssaye

As part of Global Green’s efforts to increase food scrap recovery and composting, we are seeking to build awareness and enthusiasm around the benefits of compost-rich soil. I caught up...

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February 24, 2016 Environment

News to Mars: Recall of Chocolate Bars Is Only First Step to Get Plastic Out of Food

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

The New York Times reported yesterday that Mars Corporation has recalled its candy bars in 55 countries after red plastic was found in a Snickers bar traced back to a...

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February 12, 2016 Food

ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch First in Colorado to Achieve Certified Wildlife Friendly® Status

By: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

Basalt, Co, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 Following a rigorous auditing process, Certified Wildlife Friendly® is pleased to recognize Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Rock Bottom Ranch for their work...

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