Sustainability Matters: May 23, 2014

 

Congress and advocacy groups seek to undermine school nutrition programs with new legislation. [The Lunch Tray]

 

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has completed a pilot program using Yelp reviews to identify potential outbreaks of foodborne illness. [NYT]

 

Don’t judge a food by its label: a report from the Animal Welfare Institute finds that the USDA does not verify the majority of “humane” and “sustainable” claims on meat products. [EcoCentric]

 

Cincinnati takes an innovative approach to fighting childhood hunger in the summer, using public libraries to pair reading programs with free meals. [The Examiner]

 

Solar farms have environmental benefits beyond clean energy: they may also increase biodiversity, encourage bumblebees and butterflies, and enhance carbon sequestration in soil. [Treehugger]

 

U.S. entrepreneurs are developing methods to fight food waste all along the food chain. [The Guardian]

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