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This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup

July 25, 2014 |

seedstockHere’s a roundup of what’s new and interesting this week in the world of sustainable agriculture:

California universities to start sustainable agriculture programs
Source: Reuters
The ten-campus University of California announced a new sustainable agriculture initiative to include local food purchasing, new courses on growing in drought conditions, and more scholarships for agriculture students.

Seedstock Names Former CA Secretary of Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura, as Sustainable Ag Conference Keynote
Source: Seedstock
Seedstock announced that former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010) Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura, will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities.”

Scholarship program offers unique opportunities, agriculture education
Source: Capital Gains
Michigan State University is launching a new program to pair 12 students with 12 Michigan agriculture organizations to learn about local food issues and policies in the state.

New Gleanings from a Jewish Farm
Source: New York Times
Sustainable Hudson River Valley farm trains the future of sustainable Jewish food.

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients
Source: NPR
Big brands are dropping GMO ingredients.

Farm-to-Cubicle: Workplace CSAs Deliver Healthy Eats to the Office Set
Source: Civil Eats
Working in a cube farm doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the bounty of a real farm.

How Sea to Table Is Using Tech to Grow the Sustainable Seafood Movement
Source: Food + Tech Connect
App allows purchasers to connect with sustainable, independent fish vendors.

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