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Sustainability Matters: February 27, 2015

Maggie Borden

February 27, 2015

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Swaths of new breeding programs are rolling out to combat the growing threat of a global chocolate shortage, but industry experts say we have to be careful about which types of cacao are grown to save quality and flavor. [Smithsonian

A look into the history of America’s obsession with vitamins and fortification. [Atlantic

Over half of farm workers are undocumented immigrants, but if they gain legal status, will they stay in agriculture? [NPR

A large research project into GMOs is under way in Russia, but the company behind it is keeping its methodology hidden. [Grist

A German industrial designer has developed a modular kitchen system aimed at easing cooking for the physically impaired.[FWF

A new report reveals that the U.S. wastes about 60 million metric tons of food a year, estimated at around $162 billion. [NYT