December 15th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A recent study conducted on behalf of the Aid by Trade Foundation has assessed the ecological footprint of the Cotton made in Africa Initiative as being considerably smaller than cotton grown elsewhere in the world.
Read More:Sustainable Cotton Grows in Africa
June 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that effective this month, 100 percent of the fast casual chain’s sour cream and 65 percent of the chain’s cheese will come from milk made exclusively by pasture-raised cows. To qualify as pasture-raised, every cow has daily access to outdoor pastures, and is never fed any hormones, just a vegetarian, plant-based diet, according to the company.
Read More:Chipotle Ups the Ante… Again: Now Serving Pasture-Raised Dairy in All Locations
April 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Called “selective breeding,” Australian researchers are looking into ways of using genetic modification on cattle and sheep so that they produce less methane as part of a new sustainability initiative called target100.
Read More:If There’s An Upside to Genetic Modification, It Just Might Be The Fartless Cow
March 15th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Promising new research coming out of France shows that a dramatic reduction in pesticide use can be achieved without a negative impact on crop yields, according to the Pesticide Action Network of North America.
Read More:French Study Reveals Cutting Pesticide Use in Half Won’t Affect Crop Yields
February 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The 2012 GRAMMY Awards airing this Sunday, February 12th will be a night of firsts (and not just because Skrillex has 5 nominations). Chipotle, the fast casual Mexican-inspired restaurant chain will run its first national television advertisement during the awards ceremony and the longest commercial to air during a GRAMMY awards ceremony.
Read More:Chipotle Supports Sustainable Farming with a Super Long GRAMMY Commercial
September 3rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
If you lump all fast-food restaurants into the same profit-driven-pushers-of-unhealthy-food category, you may want to delineate a new group: Sustainable farming advocates.
Read More:The Taco That Changed the World (or At Least, American Farming)
August 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The next generation of organic farmers are hitting the road on an Organic Valley sponsored 3-week tour of the Pacific Northwest in the Generation Organic 2011 “Who’s Your Farmer” campaign aimed at connecting people with their food, their local growers and to discuss how personal diet choices affect not just our own health, but the health of the planet and of future generations.
Read More:The Farm Wars Continue… Young Farmers to Tour U.S. to Promote Organic
May 28th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will only eat animals he actually kills himself this year in a self-imposed ‘personal challenge.”
Read More:Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to Only Eat Meat He Kills Himself
March 15th, 2011 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Many consider sustainable farming a boutique industry, unable to compete with conventional farming and produce enough food to supply populations outside their local communities. And that pesticides and modern food processing technology is the only way to meet the world’s demand for food.
But Mark Bittman, New York Times contributor and author of The Food Matters Cookbook, claims advances in sustainable farming now make it a viable solution to world hunger. He also points out that today’s industrial farming practices aren’t the savior they appear, citing record highs in the global food price index. And that conventional farming takes too heavy a toll on the environment.
Read More:Can Sustainable Farming Really Feed the World’s Hungry?