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Timothy J. LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute, speaks at the Climate and Agriculture Summit last October, explaining how healthy soil practices remove CO2 from the sky:
Published on December 14th, 2009 by the Daily Loaf, and found at commondreams.org: Protests rocked Copenhagen on Saturday as anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 people (depending on who you talk to) marched to the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen … Continue reading
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Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes: Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to … Continue reading
PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading
Food management company Bon Appetit in Palo Alto has built a good reputation as a sustainable company, buying its produce and other foodstuffs as locally and organically as possible. “I’ve learned a lot working here,” said Jon Hall, head chef … Continue reading
” (…) se hacen llamar ‘Sembradores Urbanos’ y han convertido en menos de tres años un almacén en ruinas cedido por la administración en un huerto orgánico y centro educativo. El Centro de Agricultura Urbana, conocido en la cuidad como … Continue reading
MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.
“Bringing People Back into the Economy”, an excerpt from Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, written by Dr. Vandana Shiva, published in 2008, and found online at the Center for Ecoliteracy.
IN the age of global food crisis, those financing export agriculture play the rest of the planet a most dangerous game: read the NYTimes Magazine feature here: (…) spurring financial firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock to invest hundreds of … Continue reading
… Dutch independent filmmakers Mascha and Manfred Poppenk made a documentary on teen moms becoming urban farmers in Detroit. Check out the trailer or go to the website.
An op-ed found in the NYTimes, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma:” NICOLETTE HAHN NIMAN argues that the farming practices that score the environmental weight of eating meat are not all the same. Read the full piece here.