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August 23, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not 

Flickr - Food Trash Photo by Rich Evenhouse

Americans Drop Forty Percent Of Food In Dumpster

Despite record-breaking drought and a faltering economy, a new study indicates that Americans are throwing away as much as forty percent of their food each year

July 27, 2012

Meatless Mondays? 

confidential on computer screen

USDA Promotes ‘Meatless Monday,’ Beef Industry Has A Cow

An internal newsletter published on the USDA website mentioned how Meatless Mondays could help the environment. The beef industry couldn't have disagreed more.

July 7, 2012

Conscientious Coffee 


Your Morning Cuppa Carbon: Tracking Coffee From Farm To Cup

Even though coffee travels thousands of miles from farm to mug, a study found that the final step of brewing has the greatest impact on the carbon footprint.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

June 7, 2012

High And Dry 

Drought Concerns in The United States and Abroad Spur Debate on Agricultural Best Practices

Monsanto’s Drought Tolerant Corn May Not Be King

A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."

March 22, 2012

Celery Or Flamin' Hot Cheetos? 

sand dune, desert

Addressing Food Deserts Is No Simple Task

Quality, choice and mobility are just as important as making fresh produce more available.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

October 17, 2011

Reporting From The Farm 

Rachel Beyer of Stranger's Hill Organics

Stranger’s Hill Organics And The War On Weeds

Fighting weeds is probably the biggest challenge for organic farmers. Rachel Beyer and Ben Smith of Stranger's Hill Organics give some tips.

June 28, 2011

Oil And Agriculture 


Sustainable Palm Oil: Greener Agriculture Or Greenwashing?

Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?

April 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Bat Guano Fertilizer

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Feeding Your Sprouts

What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.

March 13, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Finding Examples Of Good Work

In the final part of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about what communities need to do to be sustainable and he explains why he is hopeful.

March 6, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: The Value Of Land And Food

In part two of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about land economy vs. the money system and how to translate local focus into global awareness.

February 27, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Consciousness And The Creaturely Life

In part one of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry describes how machines have changed the country and why it's important to be conscious of your place.

December 14, 2010

Eating Green 

salad greens

Restaurant Goers Willing To Pay More To Eat Green, Study Shows

A recent study shows that American consumers may be willing to pay more to dine at "environmentally friendly" restaurants.

October 20, 2010

Climate Change 


Massive Droughts Coming To In A Country Near You, Summer 2060

A new study warns that prolonged droughts are predicted within the century, which in turn will possibly lethally affect food production, water availability.

October 19, 2010

Carbon Footprint 

Eating the Earth, detail

How Does Your Diet Affect The Environment?

What are we eating and how much of the Earth's does it take? A new study breaks it down.

October 13, 2010

Fighting Hunger 

man preparing sorghum

What Will End Global Hunger?

With an ever expanding population added to the millions already experiencing hunger, how can individuals and governments feed everyone in the future?

October 13, 2010

GM Crops 


GM Crops Are Not Economically Viable, Survey Concludes

Growing genetically modified corn don't save farmers money, according to a new economic analysis from The Journal of Science.

September 28, 2010



Suspicions Loom Over Safety Of Genetically Engineered Salmon

After a decade of research and genetic modification by AquaBounty, the GE fish mature to adulthood more swiftly than non-GE relatives.

September 3, 2010

Green Legislation 


Governator To CA Green Foes: ‘I’ll Be Back’

After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.

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