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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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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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Warming sea temperatures and ocean acidification put the millions around the world who rely on the sea, at risk.   He sat shirtless on his thin bamboo floor in a home built on posts rising out of the Banda Sea. Tadi had just returned in his dugout canoe from scanning crevices in a nearby reef...
A Bajau woman sitting in a canoe spears a poisonous stone fish so barefoot villagers won't step on it, Nov. 16, 2013, in Indonesia. (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times/MCT)
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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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Posted by on in Population
The real issues facing our country lurk in the shadows, blissfully ignored while impacting every one of us. Chief among these issues is overpopulation. Just how big a problem is it? Centuries ago, Thomas Malthus warned about what could happen if populations were left to grow unchecked.  Urban...
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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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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
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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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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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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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
One of the world’s most feared predators is under attack. Experts say only about 10% of the world’s sharks remain due to overfishing that could upset the balance of sea life and threaten a variety of local jobs and the global food supply. Every year sharks are captured by the millions and their...
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