Friday

Huge Victory Against GMO's EU Validates GMO Cancer study



Please Share this vid, thanks. A huge win against GMO's and Monsanto this week as the European Food Safety Authority validates a very disturbing French GMO study linking GMO's to cancer. The agency recently vindicated Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini's published paper on the long-term health damage caused by eating Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) NK603 corn, affirming that the study is, in fact, valid.
Monsanto has claimed the study is not valid, because the methodology used was flawed, we now know that the methodology was not flawed and Monsanto has once again been proven incorrect.
http://www.naturalnews.com/041728_foo...
Link to the new guidelines, these NEW guidelines include most of the methods that Professor Seralini used, this is a clear validation of the Professor's methodolody http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajour...

Thursday

Educating the next generation of sustainability leaders





Kim Chaloner, NYC science teacher, shares her insights on sustainability education with Columbia's Sustainability Media Lab. She talks about why the "gloom and doom" approach doesn't work, how to make a global problem more tangible, and the importance of sustainability thinking.

Full bio:
Kim Chaloner is the Dean of Community Life and Sustainability Coordinator at Grace Church School in Manhattan. Kim brings 19 years of experience in education in both schools and environmental organizations, as well as additional experience in public outreach, to shared community efforts at Grace. She works on developing programs that integrate diversity, sustainability, and service into the fabric of everyday life for students, parents, teachers, and staff. In addition, Kim has been teaching biological and earth sciences at Grace for 16 years. She is the co-author of Diabetes and Me, A Kid's Guide to Dealing with Diabetes (Hill and Wang, 2013) along with her husband, graphic novelist, Nick Bertozzi, and science consultant for Funky Science; 250 Experiments (Hinckler, 2012)

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The Sustainability Media Lab is a student initiative at Columbia University working to make sustainable development more accessible, relevant, & compelling.

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Wednesday

Two London Supermarkets Support 'Food Sustainability'


Two London supermarkets are supporting the production of safe, healthy food by sourcing food locally, or growing it themselves. Jennifer Glasse reports from the British capital about the latest efforts in food sustainability, a term often associated with the developing world.

Tuesday

Balancing rainforest needs and the cows for sustainable food production at Clover Hill Dairies





Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion Erin Lake http://archibullprize.com.au/yec/yec2... shares her work at Clover Hill Dairies
Erin grew up on the South Coast of NSW and completed a Double Degree with Honours from the University of Wollongong. After working on the ground for a number of years in natural resource management she has moved to Canberra to work in the Biodiversity Conservation Division of the Federal Environment Department (DSEWPaC).

"There is a huge amount of native vegetation and habitat on farms and private land that is vital for maintaining biodiversity in Australia. Working alongside farmers and gaining an understanding of some of the challenges they face is the only way we are going to successfully achieve landscape scale conservation to protect our native species and keep our ecosystems healthy".

Monday

When Earth Can't Produce Enough Food



Us modern-day humans require a lot of food to keep us going, and we're craving more than ever. But as the world population continues its inevitable march upwards, the question must be asked: What happens when the planet is no longer able to keep up?

Read More:
Earth Overshoot Day
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/in...
"August 20 is Earth Overshoot Day 2013, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature's budget for the year."

UCLA students map L.A. County agriculture: 1,261 urban farming sites
http://www.latimes.com/business/money...
"California is known as the produce basket of the nation, but until now, Los Angeles County evoked little of that bucolic bounty."

What is Sustainable Agriculture?
http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/sarep/ab...
"Agriculture has changed dramatically, especially since the end of World War II. Food and fiber productivity soared due to new technologies, mechanization, increased chemical use, specialization and government policies that favored maximizing production. These changes allowed fewer farmers with reduced labor demands to produce the majority of the food and fiber in the U.S."

The Land Institute
http://www.landinstitute.org/
"At The Land Institute, we believe that a solution for the 10,000 year old problem of agriculture — soil loss and degradation, ecosystem destruction, and high energy use — is not only necessary, but possible."

Detroit foodies promote urban farming as way to fight blight, grow economy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/...
"For Greg Willerer, Detroit's new urban frontier is a lot like the Wild West: Grow enough food to support your family, make do with what you have, and rely on your neighbors when you need help."

The Future of Farming, Part 1: Controlling the Environment
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Th...
"Famine... or feast? Soil... or hydroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture or aeroponics? Nine billion hungry human beings will be living on planet Earth by 2050, according to United Nations estimates."

Cultivate Los Angeles Interactive Map
http://cultivatelosangeles.org/
"This site presents Cultivate L.A., a University of California Los Angeles Master of Urban and Regional Planning Comprehensive Capstone research project, meant to assess the state of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County in 2013."

Watch More:
History of Wine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7cukS...
Grow Your Own 'Shrooms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkH53E...
What Do Eyebrows Do?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzDtu...

Thursday

The Sustainable Farming Association, local food and the importance of farmer networking




On a visit to Josh and Sally Reinitz' East Henderson Farm, Josh, SFA's state board treasurer, talks about the importance of SFA and its role in sustainable agriculture in the Upper Midwest.

Wednesday

Sustainable Farming Profile: Cindy and Sterling McWhorter



Cindy and Sterling McWhorter are third-generation ranchers in Humboldt County, California. The redwood forests are a vital part of the ranch's ecosystem. The McWhorters are committed to sound forest management practices to ensure that the forests will remain healthy, beautiful and productive for generations to come. For more information visit www.realstrongredwood.com.

Tuesday

Building Community Through Sustainable Farming | Permaculture Skill Center



The Permaculture Skills Center teaches permaculture practices, is a community center, and sell produce, flowers and eggs off the farm. They are open to the public and they are already showcasing ecological farming, rotational grazing, water harvesting, and food forests systems. Find them at www.facebook.com/PermacultureSkillsCenter

Monday

Sustainable Farming Profile: Cindy and Sterling McWhorter




Cindy and Sterling McWhorter are third-generation ranchers in Humboldt County, California. The redwood forests are a vital part of the ranch's ecosystem. The McWhorters are committed to sound forest management practices to ensure that the forests will remain healthy, beautiful and productive for generations to come. For more information visit www.realstrongredwood.com.

Friday

Amish Farming, Sustainable Agriculture!



This is sticking to the tried and true ways of olde! I wish more farmers would display this common sense.

Thursday

Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters -- Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?





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How can we feed the world—today and tomorrow?

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? Our first Food MythBusters film takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So next time you hear them, you can too.

Wednesday

Sustainability - Farming For The Next Generation



Important factors in setting up the land for sustainable farming across generations. Steve Twynstra, an Ontario third-generation farmer talks about the technologies and methods necessary for success today and into the future.

We create chemistry. Read more at http://www.agsolutions.ca.

Tuesday

Market - Sustainable Farming in Minnesota



The Hubmer family farm is a small 6th generation farm located on the open prairie in southern Minnesota. Their Prairie Pride Farm sustainably raises Berkshire Pork and Pasture raised chickens without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, animal bi-products or drugs. They grow their own Non-GMO conventional corn, using no-till and ridge till conservation practices, then grind the corn into feed themselves for their Berkshire pigs and supplement feed for the pasture raised chickens. They were awarded the Conservation Stewardship Grant, from USDA, for their farming practices in 2010.
SPNN and Market host Jill Jones traveled to Mankato, MN to see their operation firsthand.

Monday

Marry Island Hottie and Start a Sustainable Farm in St. Croix | EX-PATS Ep. 2 Full | Reserve Channel





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Thursday

Sustainability in modern farming part 6



In the final film in this series we sum up what sustainability means for farming and how it is vital for a long term view to take account of profit in financial, social and environmental terms.

Wednesday

Sustainability in modern farming part 5



Episode five of our sustainable farming series takes a look at diversification and what this means for making a buisness sustainable financially while balancing the needs of environmental sustainability.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is a prime example of diversification and we hear hwo he did it.

Tuesday

Sustainability in modern farming part 4



In the fourth of the series we consider how environmental current sustainable stewardship schemes are.Adam Henson and Peter Allen (Natural England) discuss how farmers can deliver on the environment and food production profitably.

Monday

Sustainability in modern farming part 3



In part three of this video series on sustainable farming practices, Adam Henson and Peter Allen (Natural England) look at the importance of organic soil in producing sustainable arable crops.

Friday

Sustainability in modern farming Part 2




Part two of this series looks at sustainable farming from a business perspective. Alec Jones policy director from Lloyds talks about buisness plans and borrowing.

Thursday

What intensive farming means -- for the animals and for the environment. (BBC Countryfile)



Adam Henson travels to the USA to learn about what intensive dairy and pig farming means -- for the animals and for the environment. (BBC Countryfile. October 24, 2010 s23e08)

What do you think about the way they farm? Post a comment below.