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Presidents Gone Green: Presidential Contributions to Our Food System

America's 45 presidents have dealt with environmental and climate issues since our nation's beginning. From Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama, we've pulled together fun facts about the impacts many of our nation's presidents have had on our food system - and the water and energy systems our food depends on.

This Week in Eco News - February 17, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about Instagram's role in fueling food waste; how chocolate became part of Valentine's Day; what cow pastures have to do with saving the planet - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - February 10, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about microplastics found in in shellfish; a man who dons his trash for 30 days; how Boulder has become a hub for food producers - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - February 3, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about the complexity of meat and egg labels; the impact of Trump's refugee restrictions on the meat industry; California floods and agricultural water conservation - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - January 27, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about why cows in Wisconsin are eating skittles; the implications of Trump's immigration stance on potential labor shortages; the relationship between rising temperatures and crop loss - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - January 20, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about farm flooding in California; food stamps and soda-filled shopping carts; advancements in the checkoff program in the organic industry - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - January 6, 2017

This week's Eco News features stories about antibiotic use in livestock; changing tastes to a more plant-based diet; a community's resistance against another hog farm - and much more!

Top 10 Issues of 2017 for Food and Farming

With a new administration taking office in 2017 and potentially a lot of very big changes for farmers and consumers just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of for the coming year - plus some ideas for how you can help support the good food movement in 2017.

This Week in Eco News - December 16, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the true cost of industrial meat production; what your mind has to do with food waste; the battle to convince Americans to eat meatless burgers - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - December 9, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about Detroit's new 'agrihood'; America's trust towards scientists on food issues; antibiotic resistant bacteria on a hog farm - and much more!

Our Food Choices Matter Now More Than Ever

Now more than ever, it is critical that we continue the fight to cultivate a more sustainable and just food system. Simply put, food is at the juncture of some of the most important issues facing our society (and world!): conservation, climate change, animal welfare, corporate control and consolidation, public health, fair labor and immigration, to name a few.

This Week in Eco News - December 2, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about factory farm air emissions; factory farms and antibiotic resistant bacteria; agriculture and climate; the future of food - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - November 18, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the relationship between deforestation and Big Food; big wins for soda taxes; a ban on the extreme confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - November 11, 2016

This week we want to take the chance to highlight some (of the many) food advocacy organizations that do significant work to strengthen and foster a more sustainable, just food system for all. Check out these groups, and see how you can get involved!

This Week in Eco News - October 28, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about junk food as a human rights concern;why avocado prices are skyrocketing at the market; how the food industry is going beyond looks to combat waste - and much more!

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