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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 

Drought

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 

Corn

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

Frankenfish 

Salmon

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 

Terminator

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.

August 16, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

harvested sugar beets

Federal Court To USDA: Rethink Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

A new federal district court decision has overturned a 5-year USDA approval of genetically modified sugar beets.

August 12, 2010

Food Safety 

a man cleaning a fish

New Study Examines PCB Contamination In The Food Supply

A study released by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) examined which foods contained the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

August 4, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Eating Less Meat, But Eating Better Meat

The second part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about becoming a vegetarian and how we can move away from factory farming.

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

June 23, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

alfalfa in a field

Supreme Court Rules In Monsanto Alfalfa Case, Both Sides Claim Victory

Ruling in favor of whom? In Monsanto v Geerston Farms, the US Supreme Court issues the first ever ruling in a genetically modified crop case.

June 14, 2010

Pesticides 

apple orchard in yakima washington

Washington Apple Growers Struggle With Changing Pesticide Regulations

Washington state apple growers are trying to make a change to less-toxic pesticides in advance of a 2012 EPA deadline.

April 30, 2010

Government Subsidies 

collin peterson

Anticipating The 2012 Farm Bill

As heated debate over the repercussions of the 2008 Farm Bill wind down, discussion has already started about the next iteration.

April 22, 2010

Earth Day 

the earth viewed from space

After Earth Day: 40 Tips To Live Greener All Year Round

To celebrate the 40th Earth Day, we asked you to share your favorite green living tips. Here are 40 tips to make this year your greenest yet!

April 13, 2010

GMO Crops 

corn crop

Report Says GMOs Good For Farmers, The Planet; Critics Unconvinced

A report released today found that genetically engineered crops have clear benefits for farmers (and the planet), but critics remain wary.

April 13, 2010

Composting 

bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

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