More on Monsanto, Agribusiness Interests Guiding US Diplomacy From Wikileaks

August 30, 2011 by  
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US diplomatic cables newly released by Wikileaks furthers the picture previously leaked cables began painting–that the United States pushes agribusiness interests, such as those of Monsanto, overseas pressuring nations to accept genetically modified crops . Via Food Whistleblower and

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Irene’s Aftermath: Vermont Flooding Worst Since 1927 – Eight States Receive Hundred-Year Rains

August 30, 2011 by  
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By now you’ve no doubt seen photos or video of the devastating flooding in Vermont; here’s some more of the stats defining the devastation there: Weather Underground reports that Otter Creek in Rutland, Vermont crested at 17.21′–nine feet above flood stage and nearly four feet about the previous record. Vermont received 3-7″ of rain in twelve hours. Remember, that in the narrow valleys in the mountains, that amount of rain yields much greater flooding than it does in flatter land…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Compost Can Kill Dogs. Here’s How To Save Them.

August 30, 2011 by  
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This awesome infographic on which composting method is right for you proved a big hit, and videos on DIY compost tumblers and how to build a worm bin continue to generate thousands of views. The fact is that there are millions of enthusiastic composters out there, and millions more who just need a gentle push. So I am hoping this post does not put anyone off—but if you have pet… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Prioritizing Conservation Over Farming Does Not Protect Nature

August 29, 2011 by  
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From small-scale agriculture boosting global food production to reinventing our entire food system , the case for radical agricultural reform has been made many times over. Science Daily reports on a new analysis resulting from the joined forces of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) that argues

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Young Farmers Farming on Borrowed Land

August 11, 2011 by  
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From young farmers combining politics with pitchforks to rediscovering how to farm with horses , a new generation is seeking to revive sustainable, local agriculture. But how do you do that if you don’t have access to capital? The Rodale Institute has an excellent piece on how and why many young farmers farm on borrowed land :… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Truck Crash Spills 14 Million Bees Across Highway

July 14, 2011 by  
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In the search for solutions to the ongoing plight of honeybees , both mainstream bee experts and advocates of alternative approaches to beekeeping have suggested that the practice of trucking honeybees thousands of miles across country for pollination may be causing undue stress and contributing to colony losses. Whether or not this is the cas… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Climate Change Already Slashing Crop Yields Globally – But Not In North America

May 6, 2011 by  
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Global climate change is already hitting crop yields around the globe , but at least so far the US, Canada, and northern Mexico have escaped harm. New research shows global wheat production has declined 5.5% due to to climate change; corn production has dropped 4%. Rice and soybean production have not yet shown significant climate-related declines

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Last Chance to Help Bees and Get Ellen Page’s Autograph as Thanks. (Video)

May 6, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Vanishing of the Bees The Vanishing of the Bees documentary created a huge buzz over the plight of the honeybees, not least because it had the help of actress Ellen Page as narrator and spokesperson for our pollinator friends . But the makers of the movie are trying to take its impact to the next level, and they need your help today

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Are School Lunch Programs Being Cheated By Corporate Food Giants?

May 6, 2011 by  
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Image: Scott Ableman via flickr The USDA has said it plans for officials to start auditing the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs in August to investigate claims that food-service companies including Sodexo, Aramark, and the Compass Group are (illegally) not passing rebate savings on to school districts. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Why Cooking is the Most Important Eco-Art of All

March 11, 2011 by  
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There’s always plenty of debate on TreeHugger about what kind of diet is the most sustainable. Is meat murder?

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