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To eat or not to eat? That is the question.  It seems that many Americans are loving towards their pets, yet eat domesticated livestock without double thinking. How is it that animals smarter than dogs end up on the dinner table? A team of scientists at the University of Melbourne took to find...
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It's hard to find the truth nowadays. Even in my interactions with friends and family, the line between fact and fiction can get a little blurry. One can only imagine how hard it must be, relatively speaking, to fathom what is really going on at Monsanto.  If you don't know who Monsanto is, do...
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We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted in collaboration with scientists in the US, compared the environmental costs of vario...
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Pasture-grazing animals will become the sole source of all dairy products sold at stores operated by Lakewood-based Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. The new policy reflects a growing desire by consumers to know the source of their food and the conditions used to produce it, food industry analyst...
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For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies.   Findings from this wheat field-test study...
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Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report. The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate c...
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS * Growth hormone added to salmon* Critics say "frankenfish" could cause human allergies* Fast-growing salmon appears safe to eat, FDA says Federal health regulators say a genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Fishing down the foodweb. The environmental impact of fishing can be divided into issues that involve the availability of fish to be caught, such as overfishing, sustainable fisheries, and fisheries management; and issues that involve the impact of fishing on other elements of the environment, such...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. And this is when taking into account only US grown products! Those distances are substantially longer when we take into consideration produce import...
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Yesterday at a press event in London, two food writers took a bite into the world's most unusual hamburger. Grown meticulously from cow stem cells, the hamburger patty represents the dream (or pipedream) of many animal rights activists and environmentalists. The burger was developed by Physiologist ...
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Purchasing groceries online has typically been seen as a convenient way to shop for food without having to put on pants. But according to a recent study, shopping in your underwear may also benefit the environment. According to the study, conducted by University of Washington engineers, grocer...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The American public has slowly awakened over the past several years to the creep of genetically modified and genetically engineered crops into the food supply. Now a provision in a bill signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama has thrust GMOs into the spotlight, pr...
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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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By Alex Blackburne Food businesses that adapt properly to the impacts of climate change are the ones that will prosper in the future, according to a report by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). The study, called Adapting to climate change in the food industry, was writ...
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  It turns out converted rainforest land is neither particularly productive as farmland nor climate smart, since creating it releases huge amounts of carbon sequestered in trees. Now that we’re surrounded by 7 billion of our closest friends, it’s probably a good time to talk about how we’re ...
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