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A Small Country With A Large Food Cluster

Karen Haekkerup | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Karen Haekkerup

Located in Northern Europe, the Danish landscape is ideal for agriculture. In fact, out of our total area of 10.6 million acres more than 60 percen...

Transatlantic partnership essential to Denmark

Troels Lund Poulsen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Troels Lund Poulsen

Denmark and the United States are close partners within both politics and trade. The United States is the world's largest economy and a growing market...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: United Nations landmark climate agreement reaches crucial threshold to en...

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehop...

Jobs Are Crucial For Peace And Stem Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.

The Monsanto Merger Blues

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Chemical giant Bayer has just announced its intention to purchase Monsanto, the world's leading seed and pesticide supplier.

1955 Capital Co-Leads $8.5M Funding Round for Crop Enhancement to Help Farmers Grow Crops More Sustainably

Jason Choi | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

After announcing the biggest VC firm debut of Q1 2016 and the industry's largest first-time, single-partner firm launch ever by most accounts, the Los Altos, California-based 1955 Capital recently closed its first deal in a space many may overlook - agriculture.

Food Critics Should Be More Transparent About Transparency

Charlie Arnot | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Charlie Arnot

Critics who intentionally disregard the progress toward greater transparency only serve to discourage it by refusing to give credit where credit is due. So, I encourage food system critics to be transparent about genuine progress among food producers just as I encourage producers who haven't yet embraced transparency to build on the positive momentum.

Growing Social Inequality Requires Global Business Community to Rethink Sustainability Plans

Alejandro Litovsky | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Alejandro Litovsky

Companies are having to do a difficult balancing act with their sustainability plans. On one hand, they must focus on environmental goals such as impr...

Agriculture: Great Social Value for Money

Robynne Anderson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Robynne Anderson

Without doubt, agriculture either directly or indirectly impacts every single person on this planet. Agriculture not only feeds us all, but feeds our ...

Dairy Industry Killed Off 500,000 Cows In Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green

Major United States dairy producers will pay $52 million to settle an antitrust class-action lawsuit accusing them of slaughtering more than 500,000 c...

Climate Change This Week: It Started 200 Years Ago, A Lit Fuse, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this little clown grasshopper fro...

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

How Agriculture Can Be Intensified In Africa Without Causing Harm

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.05.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It's warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production. But there is still a great deal of disagreement about what the concept actually means and entails.

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

Justin Adams | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people to more than 7 billion today.

Sharks Are Citizens, Too: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In every ocean, sharks are highly sought out... By one another and by the human race for their meat and for their valuable fin, often used in cuisine and trading.

Climate Change This Week: Another Dangerous Pipeline, Solar Community Power Grows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper...

Farm to Landfill: The Cost of Food Waste in America

Kamayani Gupta | Posted 08.30.2016 | Taste
Kamayani Gupta

Time and time again, fancy, high-cost solutions persevere in society. Headlines focus on the newest technology promising to reinvent world systems whi...

Let's get real about the future of food

David MacLennan | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
David MacLennan

Food and agriculture are in the midst of disruption. Dannon recently pledged that all of its flagship brands will go GMO-free. McDonald's has started ...

A Plan for Protecting Our Hidden Water Supplies

Dr. Jeremy Bird | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jeremy Bird

One resource, buried underground and in finite supply, is increasingly becoming the lynchpin of modern economies. There is fierce competition for its ...

If Food Was The Largest Climate Impact Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Alain Vidal | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Alain Vidal

While the opening ceremony sent a clear message about protecting the environment, there has been sharp criticism over the levels of pollution across the city and in Guanabara Bay.

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found ...

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

Justin Adams | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people to more than 7 billion today.

Why B Corps Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Genrys Goodchild | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Genrys Goodchild

I chose to work at 100km Foods (a B Corp company) because I place a high value on my work aligning with my personal ethics. What we do in our professi...

The Hidden Costs Of Food

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Americans consume an average of three burgers and more than three liters of soda a week. Many of us realize this isn't healthy, but it certainly is ch...