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2014-03-31 13:30:02

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents their report on the impacts of climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors currently account for the largest share of climate pollution. However, a study from Chalmers now...

2012-07-16 23:02:44

Terra Tech Corp. (OTCBB: TRTC), a leader in sustainable urban agricultural products is pleased to announce the launch of their blog focused on Urban Ag solutions and feeding our global population. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Terra Tech Corp. (OTCBB: TRTC), a leader in sustainable urban agricultural products is pleased to announce the launch of their blog focused on Urban Ag solutions and feeding our global population. Our nation´s current agricultural system is oftentimes at odds...

2012-06-14 14:20:31

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Small to mid-size food companies have shaped and continue to shape the sustainable and local food movement. However, the world of organics, Fair Trade, and local sourcing has become even more challenging for brands, as they have to be mindful of the breadth of issues that impact consumers, government regulators and the media. Amy Binder, CEO of the New York City-based RF|Binder public relations agency, will discuss at the Fancy Food Show how brands can...

2011-05-19 23:07:07

To David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, it seemed as though Santa Barbara County would be a great example of what many are advocating as a solution to the problems of a conventional agrifood network "“"“ a local food system. Santa Barbara County ranks in the top 1 percent of counties in the United States in value of agricultural products, with 80 percent of that value in fruits and vegetables. Farmers here grow some of the best fruits and...

2011-03-17 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced the results of survey research indicating that food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers anticipate that they will eliminate four billion pounds of packaging waste nationwide from 2005-2020. More than 1.5 billion pounds have already been avoided since 2005, and another 2.5 billion pounds are expected to be avoided by 2020. The four billion pounds represents a 19...

2010-06-16 10:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America announces the expansion of its 'Eat Local' programs across the United States. As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group will be broadening its efforts this summer to source fresh fruits and vegetables from mid-size farmers and educate consumers about the merits of eating local. For Compass Group, 'local' is defined as food grown within a 150 mile radius of where it is consumed....

2010-04-15 11:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management is helping diners protect the planet this Earth Day one forkful at a time by hosting its third annual Low Carbon Diet Day (www.eatlowcarbon.org) on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day). As the first and only food service provider to connect food and climate change, Bon Appetit, with cafes on college and corporate campuses around the country, has made purchasing and operational changes to decrease their carbon "foodprint" in the...

2009-02-02 10:12:17

Shopping locally may not be as good for the environment as having food delivered, according to new research by the University of Exeter (UK). Published in the journal Food Policy, the study shows that, on average, lower carbon emissions result from delivering a vegetable box than making a trip to a local farm shop.The researchers compared trips to a local farm shop with deliveries made by companies that distribute organic vegetable boxes to their customers. They study also took into account...

2008-09-30 18:01:04

SHOPPERS at Welsh Tesco stores will get a true taste of Wales this week as the supermarket throws its weight behind Welsh Food Fortnight. The Welsh Assembly Government's True Taste Wales Road show will travel around Tesco stores until Sunday to show shoppers just what meals can be made from Welsh produce. And local suppliers will be visiting their closest Tesco store to offer customers the chance to sample food and drink produced on their doorstep. Welsh brands such as Cadog cheese,...

2008-09-17 16:56:38

Editor's Note: Each Wednesday LiveScience examines the viability of emerging energy technologies - the power of the future. Food labels generally alert us to the unhealthy bits in the food we eat. Now, supermarkets around the world are expanding the approach by adding labels that warn of the environmentally unhealthy bits in the food we buy. Many consumers are already familiar with energy efficiency ratings on dishwashers and light bulbs, so it is not that surprising to see the...