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February 9, 2016 Food

How Much Does Agriculture Contribute to Global Warming?

By: Pierce Nahigyan

How much does agricultural activity contribute to greenhouse gas emissions? It’s an important question, but one whose answer varies depending on the source. In the U.S., for example, the Environmental...

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January 26, 2016 Environment

WeFarm: A Free Service to Connect Small Farmers Around the World

By: Pierce Nahigyan

How Do You Connect 500 Million People Without the Internet? There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day....

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January 25, 2016 Food

What Can You Do With Hemp? Ask John Trudell at the Green Festival

By: Tiffany Paige

John Trudell was many things over his lifetime: an author, poet, actor, musician and activist. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with John before his journey to the...

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January 7, 2016 Food

New Dietary Guidelines Ignore Calls for Less Meat, More Plant-based Food

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today ignore the recommendations of the scientific advisory panel and an unprecedented show of public support for clear guidance on food choices...

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December 21, 2015 Environment

In the U.S., the Politics of Pollution Is Equally Hazardous to Your Health

By: W. Douglas Smith

Many have discussed how governments move too slowly to deal with the urgency of climate change. The military, business and agricultural sectors are a far different story. The Department of...

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December 17, 2015 Food

Unearthing the Life in Soils at Biosphere 2

By: Biosphere 2

Written by Emma Reed Soil. You probably never think about it, but you really should.  Like the beach connects land to sea, the soil beneath our feet joins the Earth’s...

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December 16, 2015 Climate & Energy

International Climate Initiative–and Hope–Emerges at COP21

By: Kiss the Ground

While the world focused on a deal to reduce emissions, another international initiative was quietly signed at the Paris climate conference, highlighting a critical but little known climate solution: soil....

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December 14, 2015 Food

Post-COP21 VIDEO: Climate Action on Food Waste

By: Global Green

Food waste. (Image Credit: Creative Commons) Following COP21's historic milestone, Planet Experts will continue to feature on-the-ground actions that are needed to turn the corner on...

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December 10, 2015 Environment

Multi-Use Rain-Garden Plant Lists, Part 2: Invitations to Deeper and More-Connected Relationships

By: Brad Lancaster

Prickly-pear-harvest joy I grew up in the suburbs of Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by lush desert vegetation. I would climb it, hide in it, and play around...

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December 3, 2015 Food
Monsanto Protest

Monsanto Put on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity and Environment at the Hague

By: Erica Wohldmann

Today was a good day, indeed.  The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International, and Millions Against Monsanto, joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental...

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November 12, 2015 Food

Undercover Video Reveals Shaking, Pus-Riddled Pigs Beaten on the Assembly Line

By: Planet Editor

On Wednesday, this shocking video was uploaded to YouTube. The graphic footage shows numerous violations of both animal rights and food safety protocols, as pigs are beaten and then slaughtered,...

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October 26, 2015 Food

Your Ham Sandwich Is Giving You Cancer. Really? Really.

By: Planet Editor

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) filled the pants of meat-eaters worldwide when it announced that processed meat causes cancer. And if you’re waiting for a caveat, I’m sorry...

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October 15, 2015 Food

Have a Beer in 1779

By: Tom Kimmerer

Imagine it's a warm fall October day. You have been working out in your fields all day and have a thirst for a beer. On my side of the Appalachians,...

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September 18, 2015 Food

Tender Greens: How a Healthy Food Franchise Became a Refuge for At-Risk Youth

By: Pierce Nahigyan

I met Erik Oberholtzer in a cafe in Venice, California. I ordered an orange juice, we sat down, and then I made my first mistake. I asked him why he...

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September 13, 2015 Food

California EPA Moves to Label Glyphosate as a Carcinogen--Public Comments Needed

By: Erica Wohldmann

People 1: Monsanto 0. In all honesty, Monsanto is still way ahead. But this is how I felt when I learned that California’s Environmental Protection Agency proposed to label glyphosate,...

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September 11, 2015 Food

INFOGRAPHIC: Can "Vertical Farming" Help Cities Feed Themselves?

By: Guest Author

For millennia, farming has relied on good weather, plenty of water, and a lack of crop-killing pests; anything other than that could result in a dearth of crops. As it...

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September 2, 2015 Food

Dumpster Diving With Rob Greenfield

By: Tiffany Paige

Believe it or not, I met Rob Greenfield on Twitter. I was so impressed with what he was doing that I decided to go meet him. I was going to...

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August 11, 2015 Food

Global Green USA: Mid-Year Highlights Lassoing in Food Waste from the Effie Awards

By: Matt de la Houssaye

Food Cowboy CEO Roger Gordon and NY Rescue Mission chef Pedro Rodriguez shake hands upon delivery of donated food from the Effie Awards. (Photo via Global...

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