Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
July 2, 2015 | seedstock
1 How Good Is Your Food? These Two Brothers Are Reshaping Sustainable Food, Starting In Aisle One| Forbes
Excerpt: Picture yourself in the grocery store, wheeling a cart along a linoleum grid divided by walls of mainstream food products.
Excerpt: You could expect the worst at the Sustainable Foods Institute, the media-oriented counterpart to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s consumer Cooking for Solutions program: drought, climate change, pollution, endangered species, antibiotic-resistance.
Excerpt: Sports industry concessionaires and venues are increasing the availability of healthier, local food and reducing food waste in an effort to embrace gr
Excerpt: The Venture Finals of the latest Wharton Business Plan Competition, which for 17 years has placed teams of students from throughout the University of Pennsylvania before a panel of judges, featured more than the usual diversity of ideas.
Excerpt: Consult the Eat Well Guide to find fresh, local produce that nourishes communities and the planet.
Excerpt: Tall Foods is the greener, healthier tastier way to eat red meat.
Excerpt: The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
Excerpt: Fifty-three acres of farmland and oak tree savannah in the Loess Hills will be farmed sustainably as part of an agreement between an area landowner and a budding nonprofit organization.
11 Community Supported Agriculture and Sustainable Farming are Part of Montville’s Middle School Curriculum |Tap Into
Excerpt: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an important part of Matthew Myers’ science curriculum.
Excerpt: Seth McDonough joins the team as Duke Farms’ new manager of sustainable agriculture on April 1.
Excerpt: There was a time in Boston when seeing vegetable gardens meant that some neighbor had a green thumb or others were looking for a way to transform the eyesore of a vacant lot.
Excerpt: The food industry in Boston is evolving, and people like Future Boston Alliance co-founder Malia Lazu are the core ingredients in a new recipe to cook up more local-grown small businesses.
Excerpt: Focus Foods also has a social mission to reduce harmful environmental impacts of traditional farming while producing healthier food.
Excerpt: Tanya Fields is tackling the issue of injustice and the lack of healthy, affordable food in her Bronx, NY neighborhood with an urban farm.
Excerpt: An architect has led an effort to dump some 40 tons of dirt on the roof of a two-story building and grow organic vegetables.
Excerpt: New report says food industry groups spend big and “spin” the truth to turn U.S. consumers away from organic.