UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only…

… essentially said organic and small-scale farming is the answer for “feeding the world,” not GMOs and monocultures. According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only… …

Board game introduces pathways to a competitive bioeconomy using hemp & bamboo

… with non-renewable materials (which are often transported vast distances from production to manufacturing to retail). In order to transition our economy from one based on nonrenewable and energy intensive resources, we’ll need to make a shift to other, more eco-friendly, materials which can be grown sustainably and sourced locally. In short, we need to establish and grow a ‘bioeconomy’ that is both regenerative and economically viable. To continue reading this article, please …

How the food you eat affects how you feel

… ate came from your neighborhood, was fresh and consumed right away. Around World War II, the food pendulum shifted significantly when refrigeration and preserving food became the mainstay. MORE: Find more health features and tips. As mass-manufactured foods increased, so did our aches and pains. Although there is no scientific proof that there’s a connection between the two, many experts agree that some correlation exists. We’re starting to shift the pendulum back and seeing an …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… unlikely to change in light of increased consumption of meat around the world and the U.S. biofuels policy requiring production of millions of gallons of corn ethanol to blend into gasoline. “There is a way out of this mess that will produce enough food for the world’s burgeoning population with minimal impact on our environment,” said Cassidy. “In combination, smarter use of fertilizers, a dramatic shift in biofuels policy, a significant reduction in food waste and a better diet could …