Sustainability Matters: January 23, 2015

 

The FAO is calling for a "paradigm shift" toward sustainable food across the globe. [UN]

 

The development of nanopesticides could mean less overall pesticide use in the U.S. [Grist<]

 

A restaurant in Iran coated entirely with salt is cleaning the polluted air. [TreeHugger]

 

How wings, thighs, and ground chicken could be more contaminated than the whole bird. [NPR]

 

The impact of politics on the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone and Louisiana farmers. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 18, 2014

 

Detroit’s water crisis is a failure of policy and the side effect of an antiquated water system, an issue many major cities will face in the next decade. [Grist]

 

The expansion of African plantations responsible for palm oil production, which can be found in countless processed foods, is linked to deforestation that threatens great ape species in the region. [NPR]

 

A new study finds that some food packaging contains potentially dangerous chemicals that could contaminate food through migration. [Food Politics]

 

Laboratory-grown meat could help to fight climate change and other environmental issues,... Read more >

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