Browsing the "food" Tag

Harvesting Justice 9: Farmers and Consumers vs. Monsanto – David Meets Goliath

April 9th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Via Campesina, the world’s largest confederation of farmers with member organizations in 70 countries, has called Monsanto one of the “principal enemies of peasant sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty for all peoples.” See how peasant farmers, and the activists who support them, are challenging the agribusiness giant's incursions into developing world farming


Food to Fuel… the Right Way [Infographic]

April 2nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "food to fuel" often refers to production of corn-based ethanol or soy-based biodiesel... not exactly most efficient use of these commodities. But there are situations when food to fuel represents a smart use of resources: when that food will go to a landfill. While the capture of landfill gas has become more prevalent, why spend the money and other resources shipping it there? Why not just direct food waste to energy production


Toxins in our Everyday Personal Care and Food Products

April 1st, 2013 | by Guest Author

With so many “natural” and “eco-friendly” alternatives on the market, one would assume it would be easy to dodge harmful chemicals from entering your body, right? Sadly, this is not the case. As more and more companies come out with new personal care and food products, more eco-experts are finding them to be green-washed and full of harmful chemicals


Baby Busts and Ponzi Demography: The Costs of Population Growth

March 21st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Worried about the "baby bust" under discussion in some media outlets? John Seager of Population Connection argues that there's no shortage of people in the developed world (nor will there be), and that the "Ponzi demography" represented by such thinking is unsustainable



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