Top 10 Food, Farming & Eco Stories for July

August 1, 2014 by Frontline Copy

by Faith Attaguile

Top 20 Food, Farming & Eco Headlines for June

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Don’t miss our picks for July’s cutting-edge stories! From Next Gen Urban Farms to Small Towns standing up to Big Energy -- here they are…

 

 

 

Local Food, Farming & CommunityLocal Food, Organic Farming and Community Resilience

Next-gen urban farms:
10 innovative projects from around the world

From TheGuardian.com: As the 'buy local' movement grows, social entrepreneurs find novel ways to make agriculture an integral part of urban life

Once a Niche, Local Foods Becoming a Big Business

From USA Today: Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

 

GMO: Content and ControversyGMOs: Content & Controversy

Staggering $1.3 Billion Spent to Propagandize About GMO and Chemical-Intensive Foods

From Alternet.org: The anti–organic food narrative is a recurring theme in the media of late. What’s going on with these stories?

Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops

From CommonDreams.org: A majority of producers in Mexico consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is promoting.

New Séralini study shows Roundup damages sperm

From GMOSeralini.org: A new study in rats found that Roundup altered testicular function after only 8 days of exposure at a concentration of only 0.5%, similar to levels found in water after agricultural spraying.

Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

From EcoWatch.com: Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reports.

 

Energy/Climate Change Renewable Energy Climate Change

Another Coastal Town Stands Up for Marine Life, Says ‘No’ to Offshore Drilling

From EcoWatch.com: Kill Devil Hills, a small coastal town located in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, has joined the mounting opposition towards seismic airgun blasting along the Atlantic Coast.

'David vs. Goliath Victory': Port Town Votes to Block Tar Sands Export

From CommonDreams.org: “The oil industry is not invincible, and the exploitation of tar sands is not inevitable."

 

business sustainabilityThe Rocky Road to Business Sustainability

This organic food company is refusing to pay for employees’ birth control

From Grist.org: Just because a company is organic doesn’t mean it’s progressive.

IKEA Increases Mimimum Wage for US Workers

From SustainableBrands.com: IKEA has announced it will raise its average minimum wage in its US stores to $10.76, a 17 percent increase over the current wage, and $3.51 above the current federal minimum wage.

Do you have any suggestions for additions to this list? If so, let me know what they are so we can develop a monthly headlines resource base for everyone to use.

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