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A Deeper Look at GMOs With Mark Lynas

Donald Carr | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

The attention Lynas's "conversion" brought made him an in-demand speaker for agriculture-related groups. The following interview focuses on Lynas's current interactions with American farmers and his thoughts on other aspects of the GMO debate.

Hidden Water: 8 Ways We Use Water That Might Surprise You

Kyle Rabin | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Kyle Rabin

As people learn about their virtual water use, they're realizing that water isn't an infinite resource and that there is plenty we can do to use water more efficiently -- which benefits both the environment and the wallet.

Billion Dollar U.S.-Backed New Alliance Threatens Evictions in Tanzania

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Marie Clarke Brill

President Obama has a history of supporting constructive international programs that can reach women smallholder farmers with critical investments, but he got it wrong with the New Alliance, and it needs to be scrapped.

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Reduce and Research, the Key to Food Security and Nutrition

Robynne Anderson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Reductions in post-harvest losses will require large public and private investments in infrastructure and should be complemented with agriculture R&D that is focused on long-term productivity growth and food and nutrition security.

Taking HeforShe to the Farm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Every stance that men take in the fight for gender equality is critical. But there is one particular group of women who remain the most marginalised: rural women, especially women farmers. We need to take "HeforShe" to the farm.

"This Year We Will Have Hunger:" Fears of Food Shortages in Southern Africa After Floods

Crystal Wells | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

While the first harvest is entirely lost, the hope is that farmers can plant again before the rains stop altogether so that there is hope of having some food to harvest this year. However, the crops will still take months to grow and many families will need food assistance in the interim.

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.

Agriculture: It's Where Your Food Comes From

Val Wagner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Val Wagner

How often do you think about agriculture? I'm not just talking about window plants or pallet gardens that you find on Pinterest - but honest-to-goodne...

Climate Change This Week: The Chinese Connection, Solar Jobs Fly, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...

Hawaii Is Not the Hawaii I Knew

Joni Kamiya | Posted 03.13.2015 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

On Sunday's Star Advertiser, the headline story was that the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry. This is the very industry t...

Inside The Foie Gras Wars

Eve Turow | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Eve Turow

Is foie gras cruel or couture? Should we be force-feeding ducks to appease the stomachs of high-end diners? Or are there better areas to be placing our energies when it comes to animal cruelty?

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

Top of the Food Chain: How Women Are Helping Each Other Lead the Food and Farming Sector

Kathleen Frith | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Kathleen Frith

The fact that men, almost without exception, led the environmental movement came somewhat as a surprise to me. I had formed the false assumption that conservation work was one area that naturally offered more equitable women leadership. It still doesn't.

Climate Change This Week: Siberia Holes Up, Solar Over Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball OR ... After Senator James Inhofe ...

This Is What Humanity's Impact On The Planet Looks Like

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green

A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribut...

Why We Have to #Get2Equal

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.

Joe Satran

These Stunning Photos Reveal The Surprising Source Of America's Lettuce

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 03.04.2015 | Taste

Who knew?

GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle

David Bronner | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green
David Bronner

It's past time that mainstream media cut through the flak of GMO pesticide industry propaganda, and connect the dots that GMOs = pesticide companies engineering food crops to sell more volume of more kinds of more toxic weed killer.

Transforming Deserts Into Farmland

XPRIZE | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

While the Sahara Forest Project may not achieve results like that for years--if ever--the test site is proving the concept today, and it's worth watching the project to see whether the technologies--and the economics--work out in the long run.

From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters

Shenggen Fan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

In pursuing increased agricultural productivity at nearly all costs, global agriculture has become a major contributor of greenhouse gasses and resource use. Today, we are challenged with degraded lands, scarce natural resources, and a rapidly warming planet.

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

The True Cost of Food Waste

Dan Glickman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Dan Glickman

A new report by the UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) projects that reducing food waste by 20 to 50 percent per year by 2030 could save $120 billion to $300 billion annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 200 million to 1 billion tons, which is more than the annual emissions of Germany.

You Need to Know: The Slavery Conditions on Tomato Farms

Eve Turow | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Eve Turow

Thousands of farm laborers work under slavery-like conditions today in the U.S. and Mexico to grow tomatoes and other produce. This January, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) was presented with the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...