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There’s no such thing as ethical grocery shopping

“The Secret Life of Groceries” exposes the dark secrets of America’s food supply.
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Regenerative farming practices help combat effects of climate change

As a third-generation farmer near Goodhue, Minnesota, Kaleb Anderson has lived his life close to the land. When changing weather patterns affected his farming, he began concentrating on regenerative practices in 2006.

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Toxics

Understanding what makes a food ‘organic'

They need to follow stringent USDA standards. A close look at the five products: milk, salads, eggs, health bars and bread.
Toxics

Bowery opens its largest farm yet in Baltimore

The Baltimore farm is 3.5 times as large as Bowery’s formerly largest farm—and is the latest attempt to make indoor farming work as a way to disrupt the agricultural system.
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Toxics

Down on the smart farm

Berry-picking robots. Tablet-controlled tractors. Weed-sensing drones. How farms are going high-tech to produce more food with less water, fuel and chemicals.

Toxics

Bees are being deployed to spread organic pesticide on crops

As they leave their hives, the bees get coated with a beneficial fungus that they spread to plants, which protects things like strawberries from disease.
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Toxics

If you see this number on fruit's sticker, avoid buying it: here's why

Today, we'll give you insider hacks for how to know more about the produce you're buying. Best of all, it's right there hidden in plain sight.

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Climate

What we eat now and why it has to change

Two new books, 'The Fate of Food' and 'The Way We Eat Now,' look at diet on a global level for a complementary view of our changing food systems.

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Climate

When climate change hits home: Local growers use agriculture to mitigate its effects

Over the years on his family's organic farm in Wrenshall, some of the most fertile soil in the region, Janaki Fisher-Merritt has noticed an uptick in large rain events as well as unfavorable weather patterns that seem to get stuck.
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Toxics

Free-range food labels: Can my groceries really help the planet?

So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean?

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Toxics

Organic farmers’ fields are feces-free

So-called organic crops, grown without recourse to synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, are credited with miraculous properties by many of their fans.

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Toxics

New transparency project finds glyphosate in top selling organic pea protein products

The Detox Project, working in coordination with Mamavation, are set to test thousands of best-selling products over the next 2 years to uncover the truth about the levels of pesticides in our food and supplements.

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Originals

Bob Quinn: It’s time to break our addiction to farm chemicals

As a kid growing up on a Montana wheat and cattle ranch in the 50s and 60s, I was raised farming with chemicals.

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Originals

Opinion: Right-to-Farm laws run counter to rural culture and property rights

American's love their land, especially rural Americans. Access to land and property ownership shapes people's identity, economic security, and social mobility, things commonly talked about in discussions of property rights.

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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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