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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 23rd, 2017
Originally published: Tree Hugger  The Oakland Unified School District has concluded a two-year experiment and discovered savings, both environmental and financial. The closest thing we’ve got to a silver bullet solution for climate change is the reduction of meat and dairy in our diets. At no extra cost, it’s possible to shrink one’s carbon footprint by a... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 22nd, 2017
Originally published: The Cornucopia Institute  Cornucopia’s Take: Non Hodgkin lymphoma sufferers have sued Monsanto for covering up evidence concerning Roundup’s relationship to cancer. The plaintiff’s attorneys have submitted a 2013 letter from an EPA scientist to a top-ranking EPA official, accusing the official of favoring the industry and intimidating staff.... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 22nd, 2017
Originally published: The Cornucopia Institute  Cornucopia’s Take: A report commissioned by the European Parliament states that people eating an organic diet are subjected to fewer, and lower levels of, harmful pesticides. The report recommended organic food for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Antibiotics, which are a growing concern in the age of super-bugs, are restricted in... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 22nd, 2017
Originally published: Cornucopia Institute  by Linley Dixon, PhDFarm and Food Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute Organic food is not solely defined by the inputs that farmers are (and are not) allowed to use. Rather, ‘organic’ is better defined by the natural systems that farmers must foster to create a nutritious product. These natural systems include... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 22nd, 2017
Originally published: Global Citizen A “community fridge” has launched in London to encourage locals to donate surplus food to feed the hungry. “The People’s Fridge” stands proudly in Pop Brixton, an outdoor creative space in Brixton, South London. It’s the product of a crowdfunding campaign from local residents to fight food poverty and food waste,... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017
Originally published: KWBUThe generation that pioneered organic farming is beginning to retire. These farmers want what they've built to last. Some growers are passing on their farms to their kids. But not all of them have a second generation who wants to take over the family farm. That's what longtime organic growers Tom and Denesse Willey discovered when they decided over the past... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017
Originally published: Modern Times Magazine   Multinational Corporation Drops Request For A Tax Break From Pima County, But As The Permitting Process Progresses, Activists Begin To Push Back A group opposed to Monsanto’s plan to build a 7-acre, glass-enclosed greenhouse to grow corn in Marana will hold a protest Tuesday morning in front of the Pima County Administration... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017
Originally published: Huffington Post If you’ve already constructed Ikea desks and chairs, then it’s time to take your skills to the next level.  This week Space10, an Ikea lab for futuristic, solutions-oriented designs, released open source plans for The Growroom, a large, multi-tiered spherical garden designed to sustainably grow enough food... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 20th, 2017
Originally published: Just-Food Germany has announced plans to boost federal funding in moves towards establishing organic farming on some 20% of all land designated for agricultural use across the country. Federal food and agriculture minister Christian Schmidt told the Biofach international organic food fair in Nuremberg today (15 February) funding for the... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 18th, 2017
Originally published: Eco Watch Farmers across 10 states are suing Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical company sold dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crops knowing that illegal spraying of the highly volatile and drift-prone herbicide would be inevitable. Steven W. Landers, et al v. Monsanto Company was filed on Jan. 26 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017
Originally published: ABC News  A trial of genetically modified bananas will begin south of Darwin in a few months after a five-year trial received approval from the gene technology regulator. Two hundred modified lines of Cavendish bananas will be grown over 6 hectares in the Litchfield region in the hope of developing a variety resistant to Panama Tropical Race 4. The... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017
Originially Published: Women Who FarmWhen I first started farming, my husband and I were hoping to till an old horse pasture. We wanted to plant an acre of vegetables. We knew we would grow organically. The soil was mainly clay and heavily compacted. The grass was a mat of wet straw and it was difficult to get into early season. The first time I tried to till, the rototiller bounced and... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017
Originally publlished: Natural NewsThe demand for organic food has grown so dramatically in recent years that experts are likening it to a “gold rush mentality,” as producers scramble to transition their fields to earn organic certification.2015 saw a 12 percent rise in organic sales over the previous year, reaching $6.2 billion. The increase is even more dramatic when viewed over the... more

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