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Sustainable Ag News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

October 3, 2014 |

seedstockU.S.D.A. to Start Program to Support Local and Organic Farming

Excerpt: The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers’ markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming.

Source: New York Times

FAO Calls for ‘Paradigm Shift’ Towards Sustainable Agriculture 

Excerpt: Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in his opening remarks to the 24th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG). –

Source: FAO

Aquaponics: a sustainable solution to food insecurity?

Excerpt: Ter Morshuizen says his one concern is how aquaponic projects in development will be managed. “Rural communities must be supported in training in aquaponics – as well as how to look after the fish, plants and system.

Source: The Guardian

Locavore Losses: California’s Chefs, Artisans Feel the Drought 

Excerpt: In mid-September, Nopalito’s owner, Laurence Jossel, learned that Giusto’s, the Northern California grain processor and wholesaler from which Nopalito sources its flours, had run out of corn after severe drought conditions caused the product to dry up. “It’s been a mad scramble,” says Jossel. He and his head chef called restaurants all over.

Source: Civil Eats

All the News That’s Fit to Eat: GMO Labeling, Chinese Chicken, and California’s New Food Laws 

Source: Civil Eats

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