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A powerful use for spoiled food - Anaerobic digestion produces electricity
latimes.com - 2013-05-18
Kroger says spoiled food from some of its grocery stores in the Los Angeles area can generate 13 million kilowatt hours of electricity, enough for 2,000 typical homes.
Peak oil, climate change and pipeline politics drive Syria conflict
Guardian.co.uk - 2013-05-13
Syria, once self-sufficient in wheat, has become dependent on imports.
Fish piracy costs $10 billion to $23 billion a year -report
Reuters - 2013-05-09
Europe Bans Pesticides Thought Harmful to Bees
Nytimes.com - 2013-05-01
From the site "The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization notes that 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of human food are pollinated by bees. Estimates of the value to those crops run to as much as $200 billion annually."
Over 4 million South Sudanese food insecure, says UN
- Sudan Tribune - 2013-03-03
Food Waste: Too Valuable for the Landfill
ZeroWasteZone - 2013-01-09
There are fewer than 300 state-permitted waste composters in the US. This means the great bulk of food waste winds up rotting in landfills.
How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry-and Fat
Scientific American - 2013-01-02
Chicken Farms Try Oregano as Antibiotic Substitute
NYTimes.com - 2012-12-25
Some say there is no evidence that Oregano is effective in fighting disease.
CleanWorld opening second biodigester system to turn food waste into natural gas, electricity
Sacramento Business Journal - 2012-12-10
By installing a biodigester that will process 100 tons of food waste per day, CleanWorld will operate the largest such facility in the US.
Universities join effort to reduce food waste, turn scraps into compost
Cronkite News Service - 2012-12-10
Three universities in Arizona share techniques on removing food from the waste stream. A 5% improvement will divert 784,000 pounds a year from landfills.
As winter nears, food shelves aim to make harvest last
Minnesota Public Radio - 2012-10-15
Julie Brothers: Farm to Fork Across America: Food You Can Trust From Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego
Huffington Post - 2012-10-15
Part of Huffington Post's Farm to Fork Across America tour.
Why our groundwater aquifers are heading towards bankruptcy
The Guardian - 2012-09-09
From the site: "Recently, studies have shown that 20% of irrigated agriculture, which produces 40% of our food, is reliant upon aquifers with falling water levels."
Fighting hunger? Arresting South Sudan's idle youth
Interpress News via Alertnet - 2012-09-06
Use of Antibiotics in Animals Raised for Food Defies Scrutiny
NYTimes.com - 2012-09-05
Nearly one in five Americans has been short of money for food in the past year
Daily Kos - 2012-08-26
Corn Gains as U.S. Rain Too Late to Boost Drought-Damaged Yields
Businessweek - 2012-08-21
Calculating drought's impact might need to wait
Walworth County Today - 2012-08-12
Citing Drought, U.S. Expects Lowest Corn Yield in 17 Years
NYTimes.com - 2012-08-10
Central Africa: Ten Central African Countries to Take Part in UN-Backed Forest Monitoring System
UN News Services - 2012-07-26
African countries will monitor regions within a 200 million hectare region which is home to 60 million people. The project will be managed by Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
U.S. Midwest drought worsens, food inflation to rise | Reuters
Reuters - 2012-07-26
US drought could trigger repeat of global food crisis, experts warn
Guardian.co.uk - 2012-07-24
Rain to fall on parched Midwest by end of week: forecasters
chicagotribune.com - 2012-07-11
Obama Shows Support for Philippines in China Standoff
NYTimes.com - 2012-06-09
Half of South Sudan facing food shortages, warns UN
BBC News - 2012-05-16
High-protein diet unhealthy for Sysco, Meat products grow costly
MarketWatch - 2012-04-18
East Africa: Greater Food Insecurity Forecast
allAfrica.com - 2012-04-05
Who will feed the next 2 billion?
The World Today of Chatham House - 2012-03-26
Drought cost Texas close to $8 billion in agricultural losses in 2011, study finds
Austin Statesman - 2012-03-22
Stubborn drought expected to tax Mexico for years
Reuters - 2012-03-22
USDA Approves Monsanto's Drought Tolerant Corn : TreeHugger
USDA Looks to Approve Monsanto's Drought-Tolerant Corn - NYTimes.com
Deficit Reduction Driving Farm Bill and Ag Program Discussions
Southwest Farm Press - 2012-02-18
Food Prices Rose Most in 11 Months, May Climb in February
BusinessWeek - 2012-02-18
Increasing climate warming may put food security at risk
News Track India - 2012-02-18
Somali Struggles After UN Ends Official Declaration of Famine
Agence France Presse - 2012-02-17
Argentine Corn Forecast Cut by Exchange on Drought Damage
Bloomberg - 2012-02-09
List of Worst Droughts and Famines in History
Eyeing greener acres, new farmers reap growing U.S. aid | Reuters
Singapore SMX to launch black pepper futures
MarketWatch - 2011-12-12
How Fear Drove World Rice Markets Insane
NPR - 2011-11-02
The buzz behind 7 billion people: A milestone and a warning
CNN.com - 2011-10-26
Wild weather draining fragile state budgets | Management content from Southwest Farm Press
Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet
NYTimes.com - 2011-06-05
Oxfam: Food Prices to Double
Reuters - 2011-05-31
The price of stable foods may double by 2030, Oxfam said in its report Growing a Better Future. Climate change will cause much of the price increase. Already, food yields have leveled off, it said.
Shipping Rates Seen Dropping as French Wheat Cargoes Sink: Freight Markets
Bloomberg - 2011-06-01
Warming Dents Corn And Wheat Yields
Science News - 2011-05-18
U.S. Producer Prices Rise More than Forecast, Led by Food, Oil
Bloomberg - 2011-03-16
Predator fish in oceans on alarming decline, experts say
washingtonpost.com - 2011-02-21
Wine Growers Respond to Climate Threats
SolveClimateNews.com - 2011-02-20
Areas suitable for growing top-quality wine grapes could shrink by 81 percent, with California vinyards hit especially hard. The Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance is looking to reduce the industry's eco footprint.
How extreme weather could create a global food crisis
The Guardian - 2011-02-04
Study: Food System Needs Reform, Hunger and Prices Could Rise
AFP via Grist - 2011-01-24
Iran Cuts Fuel, Food Subsidies
BBC - 2010-12-19
Ocean Acidification Threatens Food Supply of World: UN
Reuters - 2010-12-05
GlobalResourcesNews stories on the search term: food
Propane Scarce, Crops Threatened in Freeze
Extreme Weather Takes Toll on Crops, Society
Crop Forecasts Cut Again as Drought Persists
Drought and Food Prices Climb in Tandem
Faithful Grapple With Economic Paths, Problems
Senate Holds Hearing on Ocean Acidification
Pulitzer Works Look at Environmental, Conflict and Natural Resource Issues
Obama to Open New Areas to Offshore Drilling
UN Security Council Resolution 1973
Establishing No-Fly Zone over Libya
and Authorizing All Necessary Actions to Protect Civilians in that Conflict
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Links for the search term: food
EPA page on ways industry can reduce food waste
NRDC finds that 40% food waste contributes to broader problems
The National Research Defense Council found that the problem equates to $165 billion worth of waste a year and constitutes 25% of our freshwater usage. NRDC calculates the waste at 20 pounds of food per person per month.
Anthropologist measured US food waste at 40% to 50%
After studying food patterns for 10 years, University of Arizona anthropologist Timothy Jones in 2004 found that between 40% and 50% of the food harvested for consumption goes to waste.
A public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources.
Alertnet page on Food and Hunger
Namibia: Up Up Up Basic Food Prices
CPI released July 25, 2012, with a projection for increased food prices following the drought
Case studies of third-world farmers using smart phones
Timeline: Disputes in the South China Sea
Key moments in the territorial disputes and intermittent skirmishes.
The Real Food Crisis
Disaster Timeline, Famines, 21st Century
Economic Impacts of Drought on Energy and Food
Center for a Livable Future of Johns Hopkins University
Global Agricultural Development Initiative of the Chicago Council on Global Affaris
The Global Agricultural Development Initiative provides information, resources, and policy analysis on international agriculture and food issues to the U.S. administration, Congress, and interested companies, experts, and organizations.
America The Beautiful Fund, Freeseeds.us
The Venezuelan Effort to Build a New Food and Agriculture System :: Monthly Review
Windowfarms, a low-cost hydroponics strategy that uses an air pump to distribute the nutrients
AP Investigation: Monsanto Seed Biz Role Revealed
SEC Investigates Monsanto's Dealings
Foodborne Illness Database
ffects of climate change on global food production under SRES emissions and socio-economic scenarios
Food Facts and Figures by Global Food Security
Global Hunger Index of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
FAO Food Price Index
Creation of Global Food Safety Partnership
Discussion of Amartya Sen's work on Famine
FOR PEOPLE AND CLIMATE issue pager of the FAO
Resource revolution report by McKinsey & Company
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12
Sustainable 2nd Century Blog Â» Blog Archive Â» Campus Sustainability Map Launched
National Gardening Association Climate Zone data by ZIP Code
Provides an online map with color codes for the climate zones adapted to Gardening
Search Foods for Nutritional Value
RDA and AIs_Vitamin and Elements.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Dietary Reference Intakes : Dietary Guidance : Food and Nutrition Information Center
Total energy expenditure - Ap that lets you dial in activities and see the kilojoules burned
Human energy requirements
Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stability | Grist
RBG Kew: GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
State Fact Sheets - agriculture income population food education employment unemployment federal funds farms top commodities exports counties financial indicators poverty farm income Rural Nonmetro Urban Metropolitan America USDA organic Census of Agriculture
The Environmental Defense Fund
From the mission statement: "Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.
Guided by science, Environmental Defense Fund evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.
Environmental Defense Fund believes that a sustainable environment will require economic and social systems that are equitable and just. We affirm our commitment to the environmental rights of the poor and people of color."
Provides market and price information from an international perspective.
Chemical Nitrogen Is Exceeding the Earth's Carrying Capacity, Essay Says
The application of chemical nitrogen fertilizer is boosting the growth of invasive species in the water and on land. Of the 80 million tons of chemical fertilizer used, only 17 million is actually absorbed to the benefit of crops; the rest erodes to nourish pest plants on land or algae in the water. Both of these invasive types starve off native plants and reduce biodiversity.
USDA: Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer
From the Web site: ERS compares the prices paid by consumers for food with the prices received by farmers for corresponding commodities. This data product has two components: 1) the marketing bill and 2) at-home foods by commodity group.