Sustainability

What Can Consumers do to Help Make Farming and Food Distribution Sustainable?

Farming and food production have never been under greater pressure than they are now as they struggle to deal with an increasingly unpredictable climate, price volatility and a demand to increase production.

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Farmers Need More Support in the Light of New Warnings on Climate Change and Food Prices

Two alarm bells have been sounded this week about rising carbon emissions and rising food prices, both of which ought to encourage urgent change in government policy priorities.

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The Burden of Red Tape is Hampering Farmers' Ability to Innovate and Diversify

The next generation of young people coming into farming may be able to use a much greater range of qualifications and skills according to speculation in a well-known UK publication for farmers about the possibilities for farming innovation and diversification.

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Gadgets That Do Not Save Power

Every time I go down to the department store (which isn't very often, admittedly), there seems to be another great gadget for doing this or that household chore. And most of them are run by electricity. If we want to cut down on our power consumption - either because we want to reduce the carbon emissions of a petrol-fuelled power station, because we want to have fewer electromagnetic fields in our immediate environment, because we live in an alternative energy household and the wind tower/solar panels aren't doing much on a foggy day, or because we want to save money - then it pays to know which gadgets are worth getting and which aren't.

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Three Elements Need to be Considered in Order to Farm Sustainably

Three basic elements need to be considered in defining sustainable farming and they are environmental protection, social responsibility and economic viability.

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Green Babies

You can start being green as soon as you are born - if your parents are environmentally minded, that is. If you're a new parent, you've got a lot to think about and take responsibility for, so caring for the environment may seem a little lower on your priority list. But with a bit of planning and though, you can care for your baby and the environment at the same time.

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Solar Installation - Not As Costly As You Think

Solar installation can be very advantageous considering the ecological,geo-political,and financial benefits along with the fact that solar energy is an unlimited resource that emits no harmful wastes into the environment.

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After Last Year's Problems in Russia Now Low Spring Rainfall is Prompting Fears for UK Grain Crops

It seems hardly any time since last summer, when world grain crops were depleted because of episodes of extreme weather including drought in Russia and Ukraine and unusually wet weather in Canada.

Following its drought Russia had already imposed an export ban on its wheat for 2011, a significant amount since the country is the world's fourth largest wheat producer.

Read more: After Last Year's Problems in Russia Now Low Spring Rainfall is Prompting Fears for UK Grain Crops

   

Food Miles - Pros and Cons

"Food miles" are a concept that is often tossed around in environmentally concerned circles these days. You may have even seen celebrity chefs discussing the concept of food miles during their cooking shows, or seen advertisements that make you aware of the food miles issue.

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Groundbreaking New UN Report on How to Feed the World's Hungry: Ditch Corporate-Controlled Agriculture

A new report from the UN advises ditching corporate-controlled and chemically intensive farming in favor of agroecology.

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