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Another Major Food Company Announces Nationwide GMO Labeling

Published: 
Wed, 03/23/2016 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Spring may have only just begun, but the food industry has summer on the mind. In July, Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law will go into effect, and with a federal legislative solution looking less likely, companies are trying to figure out how to respond to the new standards. Increasingly, it looks like many in the industry may opt to label GMOs nationwide.

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Could This Be the Food-Waste Diet America Needs?

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

By this point, you’ve probably heard about the problem: The United States wastes a huge amount of food, as much as $165 billion worth of it every year, or 40 percent of what is produced. In recent years, the issue has received increased attention from environmentalists, the media, and even President Obama, who set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030.

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A behind-the-scenes battle to divert L.A.'s storm water from going to waste

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)
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Water

The storm had gathered power for days as it crossed the Northern Pacific, and now its outer band was uppercutting the coast. By the time Eric Batman arrived at work at 7 Monday morning, a hard west wind was driving rain and hail sideways against windows.

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The Shocking Consequences of the World’s Meat Addiction

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

More than 9 billion animals are slaughtered in the U.S. every year for meat with global demand skyrocketing. Animal agriculture is putting an ever-increasing strain on world resources, particularly global water supplies, according to VICE’s two-part episode, Meathooked and End of Water, which premieres March 4 at 11 p.m. on HBO.

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Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)

The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.