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Start Preventing Food Waste in Your Home Today

In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored …

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Growing Almonds in California Uses More Water Than LA

Is your snacking contributing to water scarcity? California has been going through a multi-year drought that a recent study has shown is the "worst in 1,200 years", with 2014 being the driest year …

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Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Doubles Cancer Risk

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a link between some pesticides and a significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymphati…

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Eggs, Dairy, Poultry, Beef, or Pork. Which is the Worst?

A new paper compares eggs, dairy, poultry, beef and pork to determine which has the biggest environmental impact. If you guessed beef, you’re right. Yet another study has confirmed that beef is th…

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Is Test Tube Meat in Our Near Futures?

Whether you are a carnivore or not, we all can agree that the bulk of our meat production industry is unsustainable, inhumane and unhealthy. Factory farms are bad for the environment, the animals, and…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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Can Fixing the American Food System Be This Easy?

With the clamorous debates about food and food policy these days, nearly everyone has a targeted opinion, and possibly a solution, as to how Americans should be eating better. At the center of our …

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For Farmers, Water-Saving Technology Offers Big Gains

Preston Jimmerson knows the life he's chosen will not always be easy. He grows cotton and peanuts on hundreds of acres in the lower Flint River Basin in southwest Georgia. "Being a farmer, ther…

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Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? (video)

Or to put the question another way, "Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?" We are told that the answer is "Yes" by big agricultural companies making GMO seed and pesticid…

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Water Conservation: The Tyranny of “Or”

I’ve spent the last 20 years in public service, with the last four in conservation, leading The Nature Conservancy in Texas. In that time, I’ve seen a lot of change—cell phones have replaced wall phon…

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