This week's Eco News features stories about the showdown between the dairy industry and plant-based almond milk; how the edible-insect market is blooming; a very savvy animal welfare lobbyist - and much more!
With Iowa's water quality in decline, Des Moines Water Works shook the state with an unprecedented lawsuit that seeks clean water action on runoff from three agriculture-heavy counties. The ruling could affect what farmers do in their fields in Iowa and beyond.
There's a better way to farm fish and grow produce that is sustainable and that takes away many of the problems that come with open ocean aquaculture. Recirculating farms are innovative ways of bringing food right to the communities that need it.
This week's Eco News features stories about seafood labor worker justice; how the orange sweet potato won researchers the World Food Prize; if Walmart's new food labeling approach is a win for food waste - and much more!
When it rains it pours...nitrogen pollution into rural waterways especially after periods of drought. A recent study made that link and begs the question: What will happen to water in farm country if this pattern keeps up?
This week's Eco News features stories about the Meatless Monday military debacle; Cuba as an oasis for organic and sustainable agriculture; how we are able to import so many tomatoes from our northern neighbor - and much more!
What's your favorite summertime beverage? Is it lemonade? Soda? Beer? A recent poll found that iced tea tops Americans' list of favorite drinks on a summer day. To find out what beverages round out the top five thirst quenchers - and how much water it takes to make each one - read on!
This week's Eco News features stories about GMO labeling; a win for fisheries-management (and the red snapper!); why your next pizza delivery may be free of medically important antibiotics - and much more!
Alyssa Charney of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition offers some insight into the various ways farmers and ranchers are helping to protect and improve water quality and the role that federal agriculture policy plays.
This week's Eco News features stories about why the poultry industry is trying to slow down chicken growth; how Rutgers managed to bring back the vintage and beloved Jersey tomato; the gap between the food we cook and the food we talk about - and much more!