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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they’ve found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

What does it mean to eat grass fed beef? What are the larger implications of producing and eating grass fed beef on animals, the environment and ourselves? In this new video, “Grass Fed” from the Lexicon of Sustainability project, filmmaker Douglas Gayeton explores grass farming, rotational grazing and other concepts with Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.

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Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.

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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That’s debatable.

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Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.

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Truckin’: Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

Truckin’: Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

California’s severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can’t make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

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Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s says it will start to buy beef that’s “verified sustainable” in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.

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How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.

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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability explores seed banks, seed swaps and the “seed sovereignty” movement

The Lexicon of Sustainability explores seed banks, seed swaps and the “seed sovereignty” movement

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

While agriculture companies control the patents and production of seeds used by farmers, backyard gardeners and local seed banks strive to preserve both the culture and biodiversity of seeds through their own methods. The latest video from The Lexicon of Sustainability’s Douglas Gayeton explores seed banks, seed exchanges and the work of environmental activist, author and physicist Dr. Vandana Shiva, who explains the “seed sovereignty” movement.

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Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe’s snails — and France’s famed mollusk appetizer.

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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City’s apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They’re nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

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