Sustainability Matters: August 8, 2014

 

Nitrogen fertilizer run-offs are responsible for contaminating large reservoirs, including Lake Erie, leading to toxic algae blooms and dangerous drinking water. [Civil Eats]

 

The USDA’s new poultry inspection system is complicated, controversial, and voluntary. [Food Politics]

 

Restaurants in the U.S. and U.K. are finding creative solutions to food waste. [Sustainable America]

 

A Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland is successfully using the waste products from manufacturing ice cream to make more ice cream. [Grist]

 

Missouri has passed a “right to farm” amendment to the state constitution, leading some to celebrate while others voice concern about a potential influx of large corporate agriculture. [NPR]

 

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has ranked the U.S. thirteenth (of sixteen) countries for energy efficiency. [Treehugger]

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