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A New Produce Warehouse in Los Angeles Will Prevent Millions of Pounds of Food Waste | Civil Eats
Food-recovery advocates hope that the Produce Pit Stop will inspire food rescue efforts across the state and the nation as a way to not only get produce to the needy but also to reduce the greenhouse gases generated by organic waste.
7 weeks ago by bullfrogfilms
We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet | Susanna Rustin | Opinion | The Guardian
In decades to come we must rethink our agriculture, our love of consumption and our short-termist priorities. It won’t be easy
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8 weeks ago by bullfrogfilms
Why Patagonia is promoting regenerative organic agriculture - Business Insider
Beginning in 2017, Patagonia partnered with the Rodale Institute, a well-respected research institution that helped popularize the organic-food movement in the United States. Marcario joined fellow climate-conscious executives from companies like Dr. Bronner's soaps and Paul Dolan of the Wild Farm Alliance in forming the Regenerative Organic Alliance under the guidance of Rodale. Through a pilot program that included their own brands and others (like Horizon dairy and Nature's Path foods), graduate students from 34 universities, and oversight from the National Science Foundation, the board developed the Regenerative Organic certification.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
The price of plenty: how beef changed America | Environment | The Guardian
Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
The aesthetic case for fake meat | The Outline
Eating vegan meat substitutes is more than the ethical choice, it’s the delicious one.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
The fight to define regenerative agriculture | GreenBiz
Organic agriculture has transitioned from fringe to mainstream over the past two decades, with sales showing double-digit growth for many years and big retailers such as Costco embracing organic products. Now some farmers and food companies are pushing forward with a suite of new farming practices that brings even more environmental benefits.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
Climate-friendly farming is taking root in New York | Grist
New York wants to fight climate change through good farming. Here's the dirt.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
“The Story of Soil Is the Story of All of Us” by Annie Leonard and Tom Newmark — YES! Magazine
Annie Leonard and Tom Newmark on how they came to see soil as a solution to one of our biggest environmental problems—and as a tool to build more resilient communities.
evo  foodwater 
may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback - NBC4 Washington
The Trump administration controversially reversed rules on grains, milk and salt championed by former first lady Michelle Obama
lunch  foodwater 
may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
Cascadian Farm Says This New Cereal Can Help Fight Climate Change
I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for.
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may 2019 by bullfrogfilms
The University of Kentucky’s Long Road to Sourcing ‘Local' Food | Civil Eats
Some 20 percent of the school’s dining service contract is earmarked for “local” food. But when Coca-Cola ended up receiving a hefty portion of the early funding, an uproar and a renewed focus ensued.
march 2019 by bullfrogfilms
A Fracking-Driven Industrial Boom Renews Pollution Concerns in Pittsburgh - Yale E360
Once known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is shedding its polluted past and embracing a rebirth built on health care, education, and technology. But the region’s surging fracking industry is attracting a $6 billion ethane plant and other petrochemical facilities, raising new pollution fears.
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march 2019 by bullfrogfilms
Is cell-cultured meat environmentally friendly? — Quartz
New research out of the University of Oxford is raising important questions about the environmental sustainability of making cell-cultured meats.
foodwater  environment  pleat  giom 
march 2019 by bullfrogfilms
Polluted Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink - Third Pod from the Sun - AGU Blogosphere
From Arizona to Katmandu, Chris Scott, Research Professor of Water Resources Policy at The University of Arizona, has traversed the globe to learn how we use water, problems populations are facing with contamination and access, and to work with governments, residents, and other stakeholders to ensure that everyone has access to clean, abundant water. In this episode, Chris told us some amazing stories of the places he’s traveled to, the people that he’s met, and the challenges that he’s faced.
foodwater  humanrights  rights 
march 2019 by bullfrogfilms
The Chef Who Wants to Make School Lunch Taste Better - CityLab
This fall, a former chef at the world-famous restaurant Noma is piloting a new approach to school lunch in New York City.
lunch  foodwater 
february 2019 by bullfrogfilms
Sonny Perdue’s School Lunch Bait-and-Switch - Union of Concerned Scientists
Last week, the Trump administration finalized a rule that will weaken nutrition standards governing what kids are served in the school lunch line. This rollback had been in works for more than a year—Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue first signaled his intention in May 2017, just weeks into his new job. But now, one key component of the final rule is different from what he proposed back then. And you probably won’t be shocked to hear that it’s worse, not better, for children’s health.
foodwater  lunch 
december 2018 by bullfrogfilms
From Cocaine To Cacao: One Man's Mission To Save Colombia's Farmers Through Chocolate : The Salt : NPR
Joel Palacios is the owner of Late Chocó, a chocolate company in Bogotá that sources its cacao from the region he grew up in Colombia's western Chocó department on the Pacific Coast. His aim is to help farmers permanently leave coca for cacao production.
foodwater  humanrights  economy 
december 2018 by bullfrogfilms
(10) Food Justice Is About Everything We Do: Leah Penniman - YouTube
Where do we begin to think about food? Is it about how we grow it, how we eat it, or who has access to it? Isn't it all of it? However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we'll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NESAWG conference on food justice in late October.
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december 2018 by bullfrogfilms
(10) Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture - YouTube
Food --- from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.
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december 2018 by bullfrogfilms

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