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AP: Gulf of Mexico Initiative kicks off ecosystem improvement work
AP: Gulf of Mexico Initiative kicks off ecosystem improvement work

In the wake of the catastrophic BP oil spill (well, almost 2 years back in the wake), the USDA has launched…

Sustainable cooking at Mac’s Fish & Chips
Sustainable cooking at Mac’s Fish & Chips

British ex-pats on the US west coast may know the Santa Barbara restaurant Mac's Fish & Chips. The Santa Barbara…

High-end global chefs take on local ingredients
High-end global chefs take on local ingredients

The Madrid Fusion show reportedly featured many top chefs' efforts to create sustainable menus.

Some of the…

Fighting drought with aquaponics
Fighting drought with aquaponics

Jack Waite thinks aquaponics is the solution to the type of extreme drought that Texas farmers faced this past…

Appalacia’s new Local Food Research Center
Appalacia’s new Local Food Research Center

ASAP, the Appalacian Sustainable Agriculture Project, is launching a new center with the broad goal of testing local food…

Mother Jones: Bayer pesticides behind massive bee die-off?
Mother Jones: Bayer pesticides behind massive bee die-off?

A study conducted by Purdue University finds new evidence more strongly linking a class of pesticides to colony collapse…

Sustainability, packaging, food labels and more: Q&A with Organic Monitor
Sustainability, packaging, food labels and more: Q&A with Organic Monitor

QR codes and mobile apps like GoodGuide can dramatically improve food labeling, giving consumers a view across a wide…

Three simple local food resolutions for the New Year
Three simple local food resolutions for the New Year

If you’re the type to make New Year’s resolutions, how about getting more local food on your plate in…

Urban farming in Cleveland, in pictures
Urban farming in Cleveland, in pictures

Rich Pomerantz has quite the resume - he's worked as a farmer, as a lawyer, in Congress, and now…

Rooftop farming - in Hong Kong
Rooftop farming - in Hong Kong

We've written previously about the potential for rooftop farming to provide fresh produce in urban settings - see our…

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