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Sustainability Matters: December 19, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

December 19, 2014


Asian carp are destroying aquatic ecosystems across the country. Here’s what actions are being taken to stop them, and what’s happening to the fish once caught. [Modern Farmer]

The World Food Program warns that infrastructure issues caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could lead to food shortages in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. [NY Times]

Nutrition experts are pushing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to include notes on the way our food choices affect the environment. Congress is fighting the addition with a concerned congressional directive. [Grist]

Aquaponics, in-house composting, and reusable home delivery containers are a just a few ways restaurants are getting greener. [Treehugger]

Billions of dollars worth of fruit and vegetables are lost in India each year due to inadequate refrigeration. New technologies and expertise could remedy that. [The Guardian]