Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Tu Salud | April 12, 2015 Ron Finely gave a TED talk a couple of years ago that spread around social media like, well, weeds. Finely is an urban gardener, local food forest advocate and one of those “regular” people who do extraordinary things because they are committed to a cause. In his TED talk, he describes his hometown. “South Central Los Angeles — Home of the drive by, and the drive through.” He continues, “Funny thing is more people are dying from the …

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 …

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com

… the current movement to a 1999 medical ecology class he taught in which he discussed how megafarms feed a huge population but require a huge land mass to do it. The world’s population is now pegged at 7.2 billion, and farms cover an area the size of South America. That agriculture is a major source of polluted runoff. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com. …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… like overcrowding in India. We caught up with Weir days before the premier to talk about his new adventure lifestyle and storytelling at the crossroads. What’s The Wonder List about? In its stripped-down, one-word essence it’s a show about change. It all started when I looked at my now 11-year-old daughter and realized that she is going to turn my age in 2050, and I just wondered. Will she still live on a planet with wild tigers? With a Jordan River and a Dead Sea? How much of the glaciers …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… emissions, improving water conservation, and preserving biodiversity and ecosystems services to help improve crop yields. But for all this effort, programs to cut water use, waste and carbon footprints have not prevented the continued loss of species. Animal populations have dropped by half since 1970, and between 500 and 36,000 species are lost each year. Steve Elliot, a professor at the University of Sydney Business School, says that there’s “a lot of talk and hand waving and international …