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By Sarah Newman Since I started this holiday tips tradition a few years ago, the sustainable food movement continues to transform fields of corn, soy and CAFOs to more verdant, bountiful lands filled with organic produce, heirloom greens and pasture-raised livestock. Countless more school and ...
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The environmental movement has advised us to reduce our eating of animal products (especially red meat and dairy) or, better still, become vegetarians. For instance, the Australian Conservation Foundation, on its GreenHome website, advises this. So does Beyond Zero Emissions, although it thinks a s...
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University of Michigan and University of Hawaii researchers claim to have solved a long-standing scientific mystery: how does mercury get into open-water fish? The researchers maintain they have an answer, and that their research indicates that mercury levels in Pacific fish will rise in the coming ...
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How to Shop Smart and Buy Healthy Now that organic produce and healthier food options are more readily available than ever before, it has made grocery shopping that much more confusing in the process. With the availability to buy everything from out of season fruit to fair trade chocolate to T-shir...
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Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price. Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. ...
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The world’s largest seed corporation says it has dropped its bid to get more genetically modified crops onto the European market due to the wide-spread popular opposition. The biotech giant says it will expand its share of the natural seed market instead. “We will no longer be pursuing approvals fo...
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Many of my clients come to my office already very much aware of the importance of eating fresh, organic, locally-grown food. They are eager to talk about the nutritional value of what they eat and they know to avoid fast food. And that's a great sign of progress -- a generation of research and educa...
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We're all familiar with the phrase "waste not, want not," but how well are we applying these words today? For many of us, we buy more than we need, we spend more than we earn, we eat more than our fill. The consequence of excessive living and waste affect not only us, but also our global neighbors ...
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It's cricket crumble for dinner. We should all be eating more insects, because doing so is better for the planet than tucking into conventional meat like beef. In a new report entitled "Edible Insects: Future prospects for food and feed security", the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says...
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In addition to previewing a new sustainable food lifestyle app at the festival, the former Entourage star is also hosting music lineups at venues during the week to promote his Wreck room music project. The Food Tripping app, due to launch on Earth Day April 22, lets users find ...
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The nation's largest baby food makers face a lawsuit by an environmental group aimed at forcing them to alert consumers that some products contains low amounts of lead. The case scheduled for trial Monday will determine whether they should put warning labels on products sold in California. Gerber ...
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By Codi Yeager-KozacekCircle of Blue When it became clear last August that crippling heat and dryness would severely curtail U.S. corn production, prices for the grain shot to record highs. Now, eight months later, consumers in the United States are looking at a 3 to 4 percent inflation rate for fo...
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  Humanity faces serious, highly interconnected environmental problems, including much-discussed challenges such as climate change, as well as the equally or more serious threat to the survival of organisms that support our lives by providing critical ecosystem services such as crop pollinatio...
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Meat consumption around the world has been on the rise as incomes have grown. In the United States, more meat is consumed than anywhere else. For many, a meal simply is not a meal if it does not have at least a half-pound of flesh on it. Vegetarianism has been in practice by large groups for quite a...
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  In the sea, almost everything that swims, burrows or crawls can be presented on a plate and eaten. Yet many marine species aren't well known among chefs and diners. The lack of variety on the menu represents not only a loss of culinary opportunity, but also a potential source of ecological i...
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    Thanksgiving should be a time for celebration, not cruelty, yet approximately 45 million turkeys — gentle birds who enjoy having their feathers stroked and gobbling along to music — are killed every year for Thanksgiving dinner. Before they’re killed, turkeys spend several months pa...
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by Brandy NorleenIt’s that time of year again, and you are preparing to cook a feast to feed the masses. As you start planning the smorgasbord of side dishes and entrees to feed your family this Thanksgiving, are you asking yourself how you can make this holiday a little more eco-friendly? It is eas...
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Going Bananas Over Climate Change? You Might Have ToOur old staple and friend the potato has had a good run but, thanks to climate change, we may in the future have to find other food sources to underpin our diets — and the banana family is one likely candidate.Researchers from the Consultative Grou...
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  I believe we might have made a mistake: a mistake whose consequences, if I am right, would be hard to overstate. I think the forecasts for world food production could be entirely wrong. Food prices are rising again, partly because of the damage done to crops in the northern hemisphere b...
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  Voters in California will decide on a proposal next month that would require the labelling of most foods made with genetically modified ingredients. Proposition 37 is supported by the organic industry but many major food suppliers oppose it saying it will drive up prices.   Around ...
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