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Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us

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 Americaโ€™s โ€œFood Dayโ€

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.
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Around the United States, cities and communities are coming together to showcase the benefits of eating healthy, locally grown, and organic food.

Agroecological Farming vs. Organic Farming: What’s the difference?

One of Becky’s recent posts raised the question of what separates agroecological farming from organic farming. Although agroecological farming shares some of the same principals as organic farming, agroecology is not associated with a particular type of agriculture. Conventional and organic farms alike can take an agroecological approach to managing farmland. What is agroecology? Agroecology …

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A Virtual Tour of Tomorrow’s Super-Sustainable Farm (Part 2)

[social_buttons] Part 1 of this post described what you could see while riding along in the tractor on a super-sustainable farm of the near future (only text in red describes things that are not already fully available to farmers). ย Our guide is Sarah, a 24 year-old intern on the Gordon family farm in Iowa.ย  We …

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