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Sustainability Matters: August 29, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

August 29, 2014


Due to the frequency of inaccurate fish labeling, diners could be getting more mercury than they think. [Treehugger]

A handful of farmers across the country are using tanks of bacteria and microbes to turn the methane from cow manure into electricity. [Civil Eats]

Energy exploration in North Dakota has led to a delay in grain shipments, costing millions of dollars in losses. [NY Times]

Legislation to restrict the use of pesticides on GMOs in Hawaii has been overturned by a local judge. [Grist]

Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has announced a new commitment to improving the welfare of the animals in their supply chain. [NPR]

A fungus known as “coffee rust” is destroying Latin American coffee plants and putting farming communities at risk. [Modern Farmer]