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Genetically-Engineered Crops and Sustainability: Controversies and Commentaries for 2016 (Part 2)

Ellen Messer
Tufts University

(Part 1 of this 2 part series is here.)

As a possible antidote or balance for someone seeking ways ag-biotech might contribute to sustainable agriculture and food systems, I searched not the web, but local university library shelves, and located a 2012 edited volume that promised to fill out this more positive bill. 1,259 more words

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Genetically-Engineered Crops and Sustainability: Controversies and Commentaries for 2016 (Part 1)

Ellen Messer
Tufts University

Krimsky, Sheldon and Jeremy Gruber, eds. 2014. The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know About the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk… 845 more words

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the obfuscation of measurement

Andrea Wiley
Indiana University

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were finally released on January 7 2016 to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA).  597 more words

Anthropology

Expensive Eats!

Maybe you’ve seen it in the news lately, or perhaps you’re looking at your latest grocery bill and wondering- how is it that my food costs are so high; 796 more words

Food Security

Local Food Economics Webinar...December 14th

In October 2015 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems convened a
special one-day invitational workshop focused on the economic impacts of
local and regional food systems.  169 more words

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Food Culture Revival - Reflecting on Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food Film Screening

Recently I took advantage of an opportunity to attend a film screening and discussion of Michael Pollan’s new documentary based on his book, In Defense of Food, at NYU. 1,084 more words

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Are the Sustainable Development Goals for Us?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) developed in 2000 were part of a 15-year agenda to address critical health and social issues in the developing world, such as extreme poverty, a range of health issues, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. 503 more words

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