Alyssa Charney of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition offers some insight into the various ways farmers and ranchers are helping to protect and improve water quality and the role that federal agriculture policy plays.
This week's Eco News features stories about why the poultry industry is trying to slow down chicken growth; how Rutgers managed to bring back the vintage and beloved Jersey tomato; the gap between the food we cook and the food we talk about - and much more!
It's been a year since the relaunch of the Water Footprint Calculator, and the good news keeps flowing. The tool was recently selected to receive a 2016 Environmental Champion Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, the agency's highest recognition.
This week's Eco News features the following stories: Do You Eat? Then You Should Care About Agriculture Policy; Feeding the 5000 Addresses Food Waste with Free Meals in Union Square; Babies Who Eat Rice Cereal Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds - and much more!
Many Californians are looking at their brown lawns and wondering why all farmers don't make the switch to drip irrigation. That would free up more water for cities, right? Read on for the answers - plus everything you ever wanted to know about farm irrigation, and what it all means for water conservation.
A lot of what sustainable food watchdogs do is look into big corporation's use of tiny things like antibiotics, medicine and seeds. This week's Eco News features stories of tiny things making big impacts.
California officials recently indicated that they may lower mandatory water restrictions in some parts of the state. But the drought's not over, so why give the green light to a return to wasteful water ways?
There are tons of ways people can make a difference in our food system! This week's Eco News highlights results from the work of various groups looking to forge a better food future. Read more and get inspired!
Last month, GRACE released a Spanish version of our Water Footprint Calculator and water saving tips. This is a tremendous opportunity to spread the message about water conservation and efficiency to an audience that often gets ignored in eco-minded efforts.
As things like food systems, consumer demand, governments and big corporations change, it's very important to look at potential impacts. This week's Eco News features fascinating stories and investigations of the impacts of some of these big changes. Get the details by reading more!
This World Water Day 2016, GRACE unveiled the first and only water footprint calculator dedicated to Spanish-speakers here in the US. The White House has recognized this effort as part of their historic Water Summit, further emphasizing that it's important for all of us to help protect our water.
Solutions, solutions, solutions! In the sustainability movement, it's so important to think about solutions. This week's Eco News includes stories that feature answers to our environmental problems plus other issues that need innovative, new ideas!