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Sustainability Matters: September 19, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

September 19, 2014


An organic orange grower in Florida uses natural remedies to fight the blights of insects that are damaging groves across the country. [Civil Eats]

An algae bloom in the Arabian sea is disrupting the local fishing supply, and may give scientists a preview of the long term consequences for the aquatic food chain due to climate change.
[NY Times]

The Edward Jones Dome, home to the St. Louis Rams, becomes the first stadium in the NFL to offer sustainably-raised, Animal Welfare–Approved hot dogs and hamburgers. [Ecocentric]

Mission: Readiness, the organization of former military officials concerned about obesity and diet-related illness, comes out against the School Nutrition Association. [Food Politics]

A new study finds that zero-calorie sweeteners, like those found in diet sodas, can alter our gut biome in a way that increases the risk for metabolic diseases. [NPR]

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of tuna. It also harvests over 100,000 tons of shark as bycatch per year, threatening an already endangered species. [The Guardian]