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If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again

The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept in a cage the size of an A4 sheet of paper, with …

Agriculture

These 27 Solutions Could Help The U.S. Slash Food Waste

By now, you probably know that Americans waste <i>a lot</i> of food.<p>Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food that farmers grow never makes it to our plates. That's enough to fill 44 skyscrapers. And tons of it ends up in landfills, where it emits methane, a greenhouse gas.<p>The Obama administration …

Sustainability

Organic Garden Weed Killer, Easy for the Cheap & Lazy

Why use organic methods?<p>Many gardeners are extremely passionate about doing things the natural, organic way. It's often cheaper and just as effective …

Let’’s Go Organic! Grocery Store Bans Products That Contain Toxic Chemicals

An affordable grocery store from Europe is only selling organic products after banning all toxic chemicals. Chemicals such as Thiamethoxam, …

Big Shrimpin'

The shrimp industry is often accused of dirty, exploitative practices. Are things changing?<p>Jurgenne Primavera came of age in the shrimp farming industry, where she worked as a researcher for over 30 years. But by 1990, when she earned her PhD, she started to feel pangs of guilt about her …

Tech start-up Winnow raises venture capital to battle food waste

Backed by former Whitbread boss Alan Parker, the business counts top chef Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall among its clients<p>Winnow, the start-up backed by former Whitbread boss Alan Parker, has raised a further $3.3m (£2.3m) in venture capital to help fund its mission to eradicate food waste from the …

Venture Capital

Sikkim becomes ‘organic’ model for other Himalayan states

This is fabulous news. Perhaps the best we heard in recent times. The tiny, land-locked Himalayan State of Sikkim has become fully organic. All …

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably

Study analyzes 40 years of science against 4 areas of sustainability<p>PULLMAN, Wash.--Washington State University researchers have concluded that …