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USDA Doesn't Test for Roundup Residue in Our Food Supply
Green Lifestyle  (tags: chemicals, food, herbicides, insecticides, health, protection, world )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - reuters.com
A USDA spokesman who asked not to be quoted said that the test measures required for glyphosate are "extremely expensive... to do on an regular basis".
Ideology Prevents Wheat Growers From Converting to More Profitable Methods, New Study Shows
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, food, humans, interesting, organic, society, sustainable, technology )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - phys.org
U.S. wheat growers resist converting to a more profitable method of farming because of ideology their personal beliefs about organic farming âEUR" rather than technical or material obstacles, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Arkansas
Who Says GMOs Are Safe? (and Who Says They're Not)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, protection, world )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - beyond-gm.org
No article questioning the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods is complete without a rebuttal consisting of reassuring comments to the effect that every credible scientific and government organisation has said that GM foods are safe. Take for examp
Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, food, green, greenproducts, health, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 5 days ago - foodfirst.org
The more scientists actually study agroecology, the better it looks. The largest meta-analysis to date comparing yields of organic and conventional agriculture concluded that the "yield gap" between the two is much smaller than previously assumed and for
6 Easy Ways to Green Your Hanukkah
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green, food, greenliving, coolstuff, Chanukah, eco-friendly )

Cal
- 5 days ago - ecowatch.com
Hanukkah, which starts this year at sundown December 16, and ends at sundown December 24, is actually the perfect holiday during which to contemplate energy conservation and using Earth's resources wisely.
Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, health, humans, nutrition )

Kathy
- 6 days ago - npr.org
A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental implication of different food choices.
Elusive GM Safety Evidence
Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, genetic engineering, GMOs, GMO testing, health, protection, world )

Kathy
- 7 days ago - gmfreescotland.blogspot.co.uk
A review of the scientific evidence on the relationship between GM crops and animal health has just been published. This carefully constructed search for a robust body of studies concluded that the task was "impossible" to do "properly" because of the fra
2014: International Year of Family Farming
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, industrial farming, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 7 days ago - wdm.org.uk
...as agriculture has become more concentrated in the hands of huge transnational agribusinesses, hunger rates have actually increased: from 788m in 1995 to 925m in 2010. Essentially, the problem is not production levels but how food is distributed...
These Statistics Prove GMOs Are Absolutely Not 'Feeding America'
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, family, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, hunger, health, humans, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 9 days ago - naturalsociety.com
You would not imagine hunger plaguing the suburbs of America, but citizens living in cities like Houston, Detroit, and even sunny Fresno, California or Orlando, Florida worry about feeding their families every month. Surely these people are benefited by
The Slow Food Manifesto
Green Lifestyle  (tags: cooking, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, family, food, greenliving, home, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 10 days ago - slowfoodusa.org
We are enslaved by speed and have all succumbed to the same insidious virus: Fast Life, which disrupts our habits, pervades the privacy of our homes and forces us to eat Fast Foods. To be worthy of the name, Homo Sapiens should rid himself of speed before
Can Organic Crops Compete With Industrial Agriculture?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: agriculture, food, organic agriculture methods )

Judy
- 10 days ago - newscenter.berkeley.edu
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought.
Organic Farming Can Feed the World If Done Right, Scientists Claim
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, food, goodnews, greenliving, healthy, humans, interesting, organic, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 11 days ago - independent.co.uk
Organic farming is much more productive than previously thought, according to a new analysis of agricultural studies that challenges the conventional "biased" view that pesticide-free agriculture cannot feed the world.
An Insurance Policy for Climate Change? How Seed Banks Are Protecting the Future of Food
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, garden, greenliving, health, humans, protection, seed saving, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 11 days ago - billmoyers.com
More than 75 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that humans once consumed have already gone the way of the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed tiger, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. And half of all domesticated animal
Garden Organic Calls for Supporters to Help Save Our Seeds
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, garden, greenliving, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 11 days ago - gardenorganic.org.uk
Garden Organic is calling for our supporters to lobby against a fresh bid from the European Commission, to introduce an amended EU Seed Regulation. This amended regulation could once again adversely affect Europe's biodiversity and see gardeners and farme
6 Million Tons of Holiday Waste
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, conservation, eco-friendly, energy, environment, family, food, greenliving, humans, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 12 days ago - ecology.com
Holiday waste accounts for an increase in the volume of household waste in the United States by about 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. This informative infographic is presented to help us be mindful of our personal contribution to this excess!
 

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