Sustainability Matters: March 21, 2014

 

A new Oceana report lists nine "dirty" U.S. fisheries blamed for hundreds of millions of pounds of bycatch each year. [Food Safety News]

 

Scientists find that chemicals used in agricultural pesticides and food products could cause in utero neurological damage. [The Atlantic]

 

Celebrate with cheese: new research reveals that there is no consistent link between saturated fat intake and heart disease. [NPR]

 

Are floating farms the future of food production? [Modern Farmer]

 

Smart labels that record storage times and temperatures for perishable goods may be replacing bar codes in a grocery store near you. [The Economist]

 

A British study finds that rising carbon dioxide levels due to climate change could threaten the growth of global staple crops such as corn, wheat, and soybeans. [The Guardian]

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