Sustainable Agriculture

Food: A Project Envision Documentary

This little documentary is only about a half hour long, but it does brush across the general scope of the problem of industrial food in the United States, lightly discussing differences in opinion by other countries. Described most aptly by KPBS, the producing agency of the documentary:

PLU Codes Are More Than Just Numbers

Have you ever wondered what all those numbers on the produce stickers actually mean? I had always thought they were just codes for the grocer to connect to the database so they could ring it up.

Bayview Greenwaste Lays the Foundation for Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Bayview Greenwaste employs a simple yet innovative strategy that fosters the growth of urban agriculture.

Mars Attempts Sustainability on the Big Scale

Mars is the definition of Big Food. But at least they're aiming for more sustainable practices.

Fair Trade on the Table

Fair trade products represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the food industry, thanks to Fair Trade USA.

Effects Of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the primary ingredient to Monsanto's best selling herbicide, RoundUp. Conveniently and somehow without status of a monopoly, Monsanto also manufactures its genetically modified line of RoundUp Ready (RR) products, which are exactly what they sound like: ready for RoundUp.

Endangered Species Chocolate: Impressive Business Model

Cacao is an enormous industry. Because cacao is a tropical crop, non-tropical countries have an added responsibility to ensure that the trafficking of cacao is done humanely and sincerely including fair trade and sustainable agriculture practice.

USDA's National Organic Program And GMOs

In a somewhat recent interview with Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator for the  USDA's National Organic Program, he made a couple interesting, but equally valid, points on what to do now that GMOs are a part of the United States' agricultural landscape.

US Ethanol Production Raises Food Prices and Deters Sustainable Agriculture

Industrial corn production is a thorn in the side of sustainable agriculture in the US.

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