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  • Growing organic agriculture from eastern Europe to central Asia

    UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Boosting Exports, Livelihoods and Jobs Across the Region The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP is partnering with the International Federation of Organic ...

  • Challenges growing for food security

    Despite international efforts to reduce global food insecurity and malnutrition, the realisation of food security in the world has fallen short of promises made at the World Food Summit in 1996, and the Millennium Development Goals'2 target to halve world hunger by 2015 is also unlikely to be met. In a recently released report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ...

  • Growing complexity of corporations in society

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article outlining the "case against corporate social responsibility". This was well written and is indeed a provocative piece for students of business, practitioners, academic scholars, and even policy makers. While I think the author brings ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Growing crops in the city

    A case study published in the 2010 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education by professors at Washington State University studies the challenges one organization faced in maintaining an urban market garden. The journal is published by the American Society of Agronomy. Since 1995, Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) has employed young homeless individuals or those involved in the ...

  • Dr. Michael Keyes of SCS to Speak at National Green Centre Conference about Sustainable Growing Practices and Veriflora

     SCS Global Services (www.scsglobalservices.com) will provide expert insights about sustainable growing practices at the National Green Centre Conference in St. Louis this January.  (Logo:  ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Business Momentum Grows for Rio+20

    Meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, business leaders in Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD 2012) and representatives of UN Member States discussed the crucial role business must play in the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, commonly known as the Rio+20 Earth Summit. In addition Chad Holliday, the Chair of BASD 2012 and Chairman of Bank of America, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • USDA Awards Over $52 million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair. ...

  • Transitioning to organic farming

    As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary for these farmers to have ...

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Easing organic agricultural trade

    Organic farmers in developing countries will have greater access to world markets, thanks to two practical tools launched this week that seek to ease trade in organic agricultural products. The new tools, which are the outcome of six years of collaborative work by FAO, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), ...

  • Anvil Knitwear Unveils `message from earth: organic matters` digital short at farm aid: 25 growing hope for America concert

    Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sustainable apparel, premiered a digital short at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America Concert at Miller Park in Milwaukee on October 2, as part of its sponsorship of the event. The thought provoking video educates consumers about the impact of pesticide use on the environment and farmers and encourages consumers to support organic farmers. "As the ...

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • ABIH® LinkedIn Group Celebrates 725+ Members & Growing

    Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 725th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news, updates and information.   Social media has ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • SC Johnson grows sustainability around the world

    SC Johnson believes a flower can change a community. The company’s latest ad, titled 'Flower,' highlights the company's work with partners in Rwanda. For more than 40 years, SC Johnson, A Family Company, has purchased pyrethrum (py), a botanical insecticide that is extracted from chrysanthemums, from East Africa for use in some of its pest control products sold around the world under the Raid and ...

  • Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A new FAO report to be published today finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments. “Growing greener cities in Latin America and ...

  • ABIH LinkedIn Group Continues to Grow in Popularity

    Today, there are over 200 million users of the internet’s largest professional network, LinkedIn.  It is an impressive statistic for a ten year old service that is used by professionals across the globe.  A popular feature of LinkedIn is the 1½ million groups on the network that allow people to communicate and share information about various topics.  Over 80% of ...

  • Powerhouse Dynamics Grows and Expands the SiteSage Platform

    Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winning SiteSage® energy and asset management system for portfolios of small commercial facilities, reports that it has experienced sharp growth over the past year while seeing some significant changes in the market that it serves. Due to market demand, it has also broadened the capabilities of its flagship ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • ABIH’s LinkedIn Group Celebrates 500 Members & Growing

    Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 500th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news and information.   ...

  • ABIH® Facebook Page Liked by 1,000 Supporters and Growing

    Since being launched in late 2012, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Facebook page has been growing in popularity at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and industrial hygiene professionals turn to social media for news, updates and information. This month, the ABIH® Facebook page reached a new milestone with its 1000th ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Alternative agricultural practices combine productivity and soil health

    The progressive degradation of useful soils for agriculture and farm animal husbandry is a growing environmental and social problem, given that it endangers the food safety of an increasing world population. This fact prompted the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development – Neiker-Tecnalia – to design a series of research projects in order to evaluate alternative agricultural ...


    By ScienceDaily

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