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Judge dismisses case of woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter. Log In - New York Times. An Animal’s Place. By Michael PollanThe New York Times Magazine, November 10, 2002.

An Animal’s Place

Untitled. Ikea Lab Releases Free Designs For A Garden Sphere That Feeds A Neighborhood. Millions to fight food industry sway, from a snack bar CEO. NEW YORK (AP) — A $25 million pledge to fight the food industry's influence on public health is coming from a surprising source — the CEO of a snack bar maker.

Millions to fight food industry sway, from a snack bar CEO

Kind founder Daniel Lubetzky says he's pledging his own money to create a group called "Feed the Truth" dedicated to revealing corporate influence in the nutrition field, with activities like education campaigns and investigative journalism. The move underscores the division between older "Big Food" companies and newer businesses that market themselves as wholesome alternatives aligned with health advocates. Kind, known for its fruit and nut bars, touts its use of "real" ingredients and has proven deft at mixing marketing with nutrition issues. Resetting the Table - Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly (Toronto - October 13-16, 2016) Bulk Barn has embraced the Zero Waste movement.

In glorious news for zero wasters, Canada's largest bulk food chain will accept reusable containers and bags in all stores, starting the end of February.

Bulk Barn has embraced the Zero Waste movement

In one fell swoop, Bulk Barn has revolutionized grocery shopping in Canada. The largest bulk food retailer in the country has just announced that it will accept reusable containers in all stores, starting February 24, 2017. This is a monumental victory for the Zero Waste movement in Canada, since Bulk Barn has 260 locations across the nation, many of which are in small communities without access to other zero waste-friendly stores. The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons - Home. To learn more click on a 'cut'

The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons - Home

What Do Tomatoes Have in Common with Cats? Plant a seed and watch it grow: Incubating farmers. I Tried Eating All My Meals With Edible Spoons, And It Was Devastating. The revolution will not be market gardenized: some thoughts on Jean-Martin Fortier. It was suggested to me recently that I might like to pen some thoughts on Jean-Martin Fortier’s book The Market Gardener1.

The revolution will not be market gardenized: some thoughts on Jean-Martin Fortier

And indeed I would. Here they are. At one level, I think the book is very, very good. It’s packed with useful information on how to establish and run a successful, small-scale, local, organic market garden, clearly borne of years of experience and careful thought. Health Risks That Large Factory Farming Leaves Behind. How Americans pretend to love ‘ethnic food’ Farming, Native American style. Planting season — old style As farmers north of the equator get ready to plant their seeds, we’ve started wondering about agriculture before Columbus.

Farming, Native American style

Conventional wisdom says Native Americans were mostly hunters and gatherers. Another Extinction: Words We Use to Describe the Natural World by Jack Turner. Languages are like species—they evolve, and sometimes evolution leads to extinction.

Another Extinction: Words We Use to Describe the Natural World by Jack Turner

At present we are enduring numerous extinctions, not just of species and subspecies, but extinctions of whole languages and vocabularies. A new kind of packaging cuts food waste, replaces plastic, and — if you’re still hungry — it’s edible. Thursday marks World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an occasion designated by Pope Francis last year.

A new kind of packaging cuts food waste, replaces plastic, and — if you’re still hungry — it’s edible.

In case you thought you could get away with only atoning for subscribing your worst cousin to Cat Fancy, you’re wrong: You also have to consider your sins against the environment. But prayer alone isn’t enough, according to the Pope — humans also have to act. People can aid the planet, the Pope writes, by “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices.” Last year, Pope Francis released an encyclical that laid out the moral case for creating a sustainable economy and fighting climate change. Climate change made an appearance in Thursday’s address as well: “Global warming continues,” Pope Francis writes. This Melon Used To Sell For $24 A Slice. Should It Make A Comeback.

116 Organizations Creating a Sustainable Global Food System. Each year, Food Tank highlights organizations that help create a more sustainable global food system.

116 Organizations Creating a Sustainable Global Food System

Where Food Begins. Creating Healthy Soils with Holistic Management - Holistic Management International. The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.

Creating Healthy Soils with Holistic Management - Holistic Management International

Here at HMI, we think we should celebrate healthy soil every year — and every day–because we know that building and maintaining healthy soil is essential to environmentally conscious land management and sustainable agricultural practices. And there is no better practice for soil health than the Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch planning system. Our entire framework focuses on creating healthier soil through all the decisions and planning processes practitioners go through. Holistic Management has helped thousands of farmers, ranchers and land stewards around the world to create more healthy soil which provides many benefits including: improved water infiltration, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat. Dr. Videos The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth Holistic Management and Carbon Sequestration Holistic Management Regenerates Grasslands Understanding The Soil Surface. We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering. Geoengineering has been back in the news recently after the US National Research Council endorsed a proposal to envelop the planet in a layer of sulphate aerosols to reduce solar radiation and cool the atmosphere.

The proposal has been widely criticised for possible unintended consequences, such as ozone depletion, ocean acidification and reduced rainfall in the tropics. Perhaps even more troubling, geoengineering is a technological fix that leaves the economic and industrial system causing climate change untouched. The mindset behind geoengineering stands in sharp contrast to an emerging ecological, systems approach taking shape in the form of regenerative agriculture. More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature. Why You Should Always Buy the Bigger Vegetables at the Farmer's Market. 101 Facts That Should Make You Hopeful About the Future of Food.

This week, Food Tank is highlighting stories of hope, innovation and success, in creating a better food system. From women’s land access in Chad and urban green spaces in Australia to chefs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. implementing local, sustainable food sourcing—there are hundreds of innovations giving us hope about the future of food.

World agriculture: towards 2015/2030.

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