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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

July 2, 2015 |

seedstock1 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.

2 Some rays of hope at Sustainable Foods Institute | Napa Valley Register

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.

3 Report: U.S. Pro Sports Shifting to More Sustainable Game Day Food | Business Wire

Excerpt: Sports industry concessionaires and venues are increasing the availability of healthier, local food and reducing food waste in an effort to embrace gr

4  Wearable Tech To Sustainable Food: The 2015 Business Plan Competition | Forbes

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.

6  New Eat Well Guide Points Consumers to Sustainable Food Options | Foodtank

Excerpt: Consult the Eat Well Guide to find fresh, local produce that nourishes communities and the planet.

8 Local start-up Tall Foods creates sustainable farming, products KRQS

Excerpt: Tall Foods is the greener, healthier tastier way to eat red meat.

9 Agroecology Practices Critical to Sustainable Agriculture, but Lack Funding | UCSUSA

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.

10 Land agreement aims to increase sustainable agriculture in Loess Hills |

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.

12 Duke Farms announces new manager of sustainable agriculture | New Jersey Daily Record

Excerpt: Seth McDonough joins the team as Duke Farms’ new manager of sustainable agriculture on April 1.

13 Taking Root with an urban farming revolution in Boston |  Bay State Banner

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.

14 From Food Trucks to Urban Farming | Bay State Banner

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.

15 An urban farming business that operates from supermarket rooftops |

Excerpt: Focus Foods also has a social mission to reduce harmful environmental impacts of traditional farming while producing healthier food.

16 Tanya Fields Is Tackling Racial & Social Injustice With Urban Farming | Mada Menoire

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.

17 In St. Louis, an Urban Farmer Uses a Rooftop and Food to Spur Renewal | NY Times

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.

18 The Big Money Battle to Sway Americans’ Food Choices | Civil Eats

Excerpt: New report says food industry groups spend big and “spin” the truth to turn U.S. consumers away from organic.

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