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Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us

February 11th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction

Celebrating Nutrition on America’s “Food Day”

October 23rd, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

But promoting safe, healthy and affordable food is only one aim of Food Day, which is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that fights for food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food. The organizers also want to support sustainable, humane farming, and fair trading conditions.   Around the United States, cities and communities are coming together to showcase the benefits of eating healthy, locally grown, and organic food

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