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“Carbon Farming” Will Surprise You…And Give You Hope For The Future

The debate centering on a climate agreement in Paris this week was a reminder of the difficulty of addressing climate change.

Greenhouse gasses (GHGs) released into our atmosphere are intrinsically connected to economic productivity.

We’ve devised a world in which getting ahead is synonymous with shoving carbon into our atmosphere, so, to a lot of people, attempts to reduce GHGs feels like a limitation on economic growth.

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Egg on Their Faces—Why Buying Local Eggs Is Even More Important

As avian flu and questionable farming practices plague our nation’s poultry industry, the best recourse may be to simply support your local farmer.

Recently Ryan Gosling, who is typically known for saving the human race from a lack of sex-appeal,  came to the rescue of another species—chickens.

The actor wrote a letter to Costco demanding that they use cage-free eggs, and stop falsely advertising with images of free-roaming chickens on their egg cartons.

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Obesity and Sugar Consumption and Why the SWEET Act Could Help

The unprecedented levels of obesity and obesity-related diseases in our country are not just a result of eating fatty foods and lack of exercise.

In fact, evidence points to refined sugar added to processed foods and drinks.

Our national addiction to this drug-like substance can be blamed in good part on the marketing done by food companies that specialize in sugar-rich drinks, desserts, and snacks.

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The DARK Act Returns

little over a year ago Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), brought the “Safe and Accurate 5 Food Labeling Act of 2014’’ to the House floor.

Cheekily dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act by Environmental Working Group (EWG), this bill, was more or less created by “Big Food” and “Big Ag” conglomerates.

And it was represented by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

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Finally! Plant-Based Foods Take Their Place In DC Lobbying Game

For years special interest groups—usually non-profits—advocating for health and wellness products have been on the outside looking in when it comes to beating down the doors of Congress and trying to be serious contenders in the influence game.

Plant-based foods (i.e. pea and soy-based, nut-based, and other non-meat sources) have been the Davids versus the powerful Goliaths (i.e. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Monsanto, Grocery Manufacturers, American Beverage Association, Nestle, McDonald’s et al.).

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