4 results for month: 11/2018

Research the Sustainability Footprint of Your Food With the Real Food Encyclopedia

11/30/18: FoodPrint now offers an online encyclopedia of food sustainability, where you can find information on the environmental footprint of over 200 food items, along with shopping and cooking tips. Click here for FoodPrint's Real Food Encyclopedia

New California Recommendations on Chlorpyrifos Restrictions

11/29/18: On November 15, California regulators recommended new restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide deemed dangerous by a federal appeals court in August. These temporary guidelines include banning it from crop dusting, discontinuing its use on most crops and increasing perimeters around where it’s applied. Read more on The Californian.

AgPro Reports New Corn Growers Partnership With Environmental Defense Fund

11/20/18: As of November 14, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) entered into a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to collaborate around issues of healthy soils, clean water, climate stability, yield resilience, habitat for at-risk species and economic viability for farmers. “EDF and NCGA have been working together for many years,” says Suzy Friedman, EDF senior director for ag sustainability. “For work in agriculture, working with farmers and working and learning from their associations has always been very important.”  “Our histories have had definitely differing opinions and different platforms but ...

Reuters reports on Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environmental platform and it’s implications for food production

11/05/18: On Sunday, October 28, Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain won a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election. He has received intense international criticism for his comments on race, women, and homosexuality, and his support of the former military dictatorship. In addition to the aforementioned stances, he is fiercely anti-environmental regulation. He has pledged to gut the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the ministry that enforces Brazil's forestry laws, arguing that they over-fine landowners and hold back development. This would undoubtedly have serious implications for ...