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Leading the Fight Against Climate Change Like a Woman

By Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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Ten years ago, one question had Radhika Lalit re-evaluating her career path.

At the time, Lalit was working for a non-profit that devised solutions for sustainable agriculture in the Himalayas. As she conversed with local villagers to learn of the problems they are faced with when farming, one woman turned and asked her, point blank: “What are you going to do to help?”

Grow North Announces Inaugural Food, Ag, Ideas Week

Entrepreneurs, industry leaders and more will come together to drive visibility, connectivity and growth for Minnesota's food and agriculture sector
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MINNEAPOLIS, August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Grow North is launching the first-ever Food, Ag, Ideas Week on October 8-12, 2018. The event will convene diverse perspectives and communities to create a more interconnected, dynamic and competitive ecosystem for food and agriculture entrepreneurship and innovation.

PepsiCo Digs Deep in Agriculture and Water

by Margaret Henry, Director, Sustainable Agriculture at PepsiCo
Blog

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel, ‘Building Brand Value While Mitigating Your Water Risk,’ at the Sustainable Brands 18 Conference in Vancouver.

How Governments Can Monitor Progress Towards Better Nutrition

Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of policies and other decisions about agricultural development on household nutrition.
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Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on governments to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture". Each of the 193 countries that adopted the Agenda are faced with their own set of uncertain factors that influence their progress, making it difficult to obtain information to support policy, planning and implementation of practices that will result in better nutrition.

Avoiding High-Risk Ingredients Essential for Non-GMO Food Manufacturers: Webinar

SCS helps companies navigate these risks and other potential pitfalls
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With consumer demand for non-GMO foods on the rise, food companies are increasingly making the decision to formulate their products to earn Non-GMO Project Verified distinction (see VIDEO). However, as many food companies have discovered, steering clear of GMOs can be tricky, given the pervasive degree to which genetically modified commodities and their derivatives have penetrated the world market.  The Non-GMO Project identifies well-known products such as corn, soy and alfalfa as high-ri

Bolivian Women Found Opportunity in Oregano

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

World Bee Day Deserves All the Buzz It's Getting

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Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the reproduction of more than 85% of the world' flowering plants, and much of the food we eat.  As a result, these creatures are essential players in support of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 15 (Life on Land).  But they are under threat from such factors as land use changes, agriculture chemicals, large-scale monoculture and climate change.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Ranch

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Susan and Floyd Bergen own and operate five ranches in Oklahoma and Texas, including a 12,000-acre property in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Here, Susan, who has managed these ranches since 2012, shares her thoughts on the importance of soil health for long-term success in ranching.

Market Forces Driving Combined Food Safety and Sustainability Initiatives

Consumers already making the connection, new SCS survey finds
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The idea that safety and sustainability in fresh produce supply chains go hand-in-hand is logical. From a bird’s eye viewpoint, sound food safety practices are integral to sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems, which in turn are viewed as essential to ending hunger worldwide, as discussed under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #2. Even so, approaching food safety and sustainability in tandem is just now becoming mainstream.

Stomachache? Soil gets them, too

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If your mother told you it’s important to chew your food, she was right. Dr. Kris Nichols, microbiologist and former chief scientist of Rodale, can scientifically prove it.

“We all have microbes that process food in our stomachs, and if you don’t chew your food well, the microbes get upset and lead to a stomachache,” she says.

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