Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
June 11, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Organic agriculture occupies just 1 percent of cropland across the world. While organic sales continue to grow, a study has found that organic farming is economically-feasible in many countries.
2 Wharton MBA graduate’s startup wins competitions, places sustainable farms on roofs of supermarkets | The DP
Excerpt: 2015 Wharton MBA graduate Julia Kurnik started her post-graduation life by working full time on the startup that she founded in May 2014.
Excerpt: Seth McDonough joins the team as Duke Farms’ new manager of sustainable agriculture on April 1.
Excerpt: About a month ago, Chris Bruynis, Agriculture and Natural Resources County Director and Extension Educator, recognized an opportunity to give Ross County better access to locally produced food.
5 Troy-based tractor manufacturer Mahindra donates cash, equipment to urban farming non-profits in Detroit } The Detroit News
Excerpt: Receiving $97,000 in funds, equipment are the city of Detroit, Full Circle Foundation, Greening of Detroit, Neighbors Building Brightmoor, Keep Growing Detroit and Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
6 Capitol hill embraces local food and businesses | KLTV
Excerpt: The Hawaii on the Hill event in Washington DC showcased all the local food and businesses the islands have to offer.
Excerpt: Local food directory looks to expand local customer base for local producers
Excerpt: Successful local food systems strengthen economies, aid small-scale farmers, and benefit the environment. Here’s how you can help them thrive.
Excerpt: A group of college and grad students is taking a first-of-its-kind course this month — a tour of Vermont’s local food systems and working lands.
Excerpt: Jill Auburn, National Program Leader at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and manager of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, has been part of the KYF2 Task Force since the beginning.
Excerpt: Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state’s water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. ‘Why devote so much of our water to an industry that contributes so little fuel to our economic engine?’ they ask.
Excerpt: Will Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, follow through on its promises to make it’s supply chain greener and better for workers?
Excerpt: Daily Table opened its doors Thursday with shelves full of surplus and aging food.