Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

This post was originally published on this site By Helena Norberg-Hodge If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic … Read moreUnlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

99% of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades

By Lorraine Chow The world’s plastic problem may seem vast and incalculable, but its footprint has actually been measured. In a sweeping 2015 study, researchers calculated that 9 billion tons of the material have been made, distributed and disposed in fewer than 70 years. That’s an astonishing figure, but it’s also one that’s hard to … Read more99% of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades

Corporate Food Brands Drive the Massive Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

By Reynard Loki Whole Foods bills itself as “America’s healthiest grocery store,” but what it’s doing to the environment is anything but healthy. According to a new report, the chain is helping to drive one of the nation’s worst human-made environmental disasters: the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. By not requiring environmental safeguards … Read moreCorporate Food Brands Drive the Massive Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico