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 & Community
From TheGuardian.com: As the 'buy local' movement grows, social entrepreneurs find novel ways to make agriculture an integral part of urban life
From USA Today: Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.
GMOs: Content & Controversy
From Alternet.org: The anti–organic food narrative is a recurring theme in the media of late. What’s going on with these stories?
From CommonDreams.org: A majority of producers in Mexico consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is promoting.
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.
From EcoWatch.com: Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reports.
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.
From CommonDreams.org: “The oil industry is not invincible, and the exploitation of tar sands is not inevitable."
The Rocky Road to Business Sustainability
From Grist.org: Just because a company is organic doesn’t mean it’s progressive.
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.
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