We Can End Hunger With Six Billion Pounds Of Edible Produce, But We Don’t Because It’s ‘Ugly Food’

… a solar-powered floating farmthat uses aquaponics to grow 20 tons of vegetables. Organic farmers living in the city figured a way to do vertical farming so that organic food can be grown in urban areas. Finally, Japan has created the world’s largest indoor farm, one that produces over 100 times more food than conventional farms. With such advancements in organic farming, organic food should be at the forefront of ending world hunger. However, there is one issue that is preventing that and it …

Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… products by cancer survivors, it becomes a novel story on how a commercial endeavour can provide a helping hand to the needy. The All India Cotton Fest organised by the Punarjani-Narmatha team at the Police Club in Kozhikode is a must-visit destination for city women, who loves ethnic fabrics – be it Baluchari, Bagh print, Dhaboo print, Matka silk, Batik, Bandni or Bengal cotton. Most of the profit from the sale of the fabrics goes to the Punarjani fund. The exhibition also features a …

Green efforts of youth gather steam – The Hindu

By S.Annamalai | July 6, 2015 Madurai youth’s aim to green the city branches off into a movement to promote organic food An initiative launched by Madurai youth to green the ancient city has now branched off into a movement to promote organic food. Maram Madurai and Organic Good, the twin efforts of a youth brigade, primarily made up of students, have seamlessly merged to become complementary. They are poised to change the way Madurai eats and treats its environment. S. Alex Pandian, a …

City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

By David Giambusso | July 1, 2015 Landfills around New York may soon be unburdened of thousands of tons of discarded peanuts and Cracker Jack as the city moves to divert organic waste that’s generated in large ballparks and arenas as well as in hotels and food wholesalers. In an announcement expected Thursday, sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia will begin the first big wave of mandatory recycling of organic material—food, yard waste and some soiled paper products—for stadiums …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

… Wal-Mart has issued new guidelines to suppliers of beef, poultry and eggs that call for reduced use of antibiotics and better treatment of animals — guidelines that may have encouraged Tyson Foods’ recent announcement that it will stop using human antibiotics in its domestic broiler chicken flocks within a couple of years. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas city Star The Kansas city Star …

Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops | Cebu News, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman | philstar.com

By Kristine B. Quintas/FPL (The Freeman) | June 8, 2015 CEBU, Philippines- Citing possible adverse impact in their livelihood, farmers in Cebu city are opposed to the idea of eliminating genetically modified organism crops in the market. Emilio Secretaria, chairman of the Cebu city Federation of Farmers Association and Cooperatives, said banning GMO crops would result to low production of agricultural products in the city. “Kaming tanan nagtanum na niini. Tungod niini dili hugot ang among …

India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America

By Ankita Rao & Bibek Bhandari | May 31, 2015 CHAINA, India — For two decades, Mahender Singh grew his vegetables without chemicals on his 10-acre plot of land in Pipal Mangoli, a village in southeastern Punjab. Then in 1967, an official from India’s Agriculture Department arrived in the nearby city of Patiala with a bag of chemical fertilizer, and farming in Punjab changed radically. With the introduction of chemicals such as urea, phosphate and pesticides as well as new farming …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… even more alarming when it comes to obesity, disability and death from very preventable, curable diseases. Finely’s response to the realities around him was to start growing food in his own yard. Actually, he started by planting in that little strip of dirt between the sidewalk and the street, which belongs to the city, but is supposed to be maintained by residents. He and some neighbors then began planting trees in his yard and more vegetables in vacant lots. It quickly grew to become a food …

Goodall on GMO’s: “I Truly Believe We’re Poisoning Ourselves” | KUER

By Andrea Smardon | April 24, 2015 Primatologist Jane Goodall is speaking in Salt Lake city at a sold-out event Friday evening about her work and the future of chimpanzees. But in the afternoon, she lent her fame and clout to a more controversial cause. Goodall appeared with Steven Druker, the author of a book that aims to wipe out genetically modified organisms from the world’s food supply. In a talk sponsored by the Pax Natura Foundation, Jane Goodall thanked Steven Druker for writing his …

Legislature considers banning microbeads: Oregon environment news | OregonLive.com

… city property. The Portland city Council voted Tuesday to ban the insecticides, which are responsible for multiple mass bee die-offs in Oregon in the past year and are suspected to contribute to colony collapse disorder. The ban does not extend to private property. The Oregonian’s Andrew Theen reports Portland’s ban follows similar actions in Spokane, Seattle and Eugene. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also pledged to ban the insecticides last year on more than 150 million acres …