Tag: climate change

Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The biggest threat to business? Not the new crop of oyster bars popping up around town and elsewhere in the nation. Nor is it keeping up with consumer demand—for now. No, Hog Island is dealing with a different kind of problem.

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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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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Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It’s Not So Simple

Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It’s Not So Simple

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to making livestock agriculture more sustainable, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s the conclusion of a study of livestock around the world.

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Al Gore Goes Vegan, Following In Footsteps Of Bill Clinton

Al Gore Goes Vegan, Following In Footsteps Of Bill Clinton

| November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bill Clinton went vegan as a radical attempt to reform his health. But Gore has been cutting back on meat since 2009, out of concern about the impacts of animal production on climate change.

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A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine

A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine

| October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Environmental groups in Northern California are suing to stop a winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. As climate change heats up California’s interior valley, the wine industry is creeping toward the coast, where majestic redwoods grow.

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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Go Fish (Somewhere Else): Warming Oceans Are Altering Catches

Go Fish (Somewhere Else): Warming Oceans Are Altering Catches

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fish are moving away from the equator and toward the poles to maintain their preferred water temperature. That means, for example, that fishermen are seeing swordfish normally found in the Mediterranean swimming near Denmark. But in the tropics, there are no fish to replace the ones that are leaving.

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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Climate change is already creating new winners among Europe’s winemaking regions. (Great bubbly from Britain — who knew?) But those changes have also put in doubt the rules and traditions that have defined the continent’s top winemakers for centuries.

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Ken Burns discusses his new documentary “The Dust Bowl”

Ken Burns discusses his new documentary “The Dust Bowl”

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On November 18 and 19, KQED will broadcast the premiere of “The Dust Bowl,” a new documentary by Ken Burns that explores the most severe, man-made ecological catastrophe in American history.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

| May 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

Douglas Gayeton is the co-creator of “The Lexicon of Sustainability”, an ambitious, collaborative multimedia project that aims to educate the public about food systems in the U.S.

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The Rising Cost of Food, Part 1 of 2

The Rising Cost of Food, Part 1 of 2

| April 15, 2008 | 3 Comments

“You have to spend more money, because you have to live in this way … We cannot say, ‘OK, the price of pork rises and we won’t eat it,’ because that’s impossible, because we need that for daily life. So the only thing is we have to make more money to cover the expense. That’s […]

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