|United Nations- Food and Agriculture Organization.|
|United Nations- World Food Programme.|
|Slow Food is a non-profit, founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.|
|Sustainable Food Resources:
|USDA's Alternative Farming Systems Information Center specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practice.|
|Eat Well Guide lists sustainable farmers, restaurants, and stores in the United States.|
|Farm to Table. An Earth Pledge project with information about restaurants, farmers markets and locally-grown produce|
|“Agro-ecology and the Right to Food” Eco-Farming - Small-scale farmers can double food production within 10 years in critical regions by using ecological methods, the new UN report shows. Based on an extensive review of the recent scientific literature, the study calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a way to boost food production and improve the situation of the poorest. The report also points out that projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh recorded up to 92 % reduction in insecticide use for rice, leading to important savings for poor farmers. “Knowledge came to replace pesticides and fertilizers. Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations rapporteur on the Right to Food. Dec 2010.|
|Sustainable Seafood Guide... link|
|Sustainable Seafood Info:
|US Food and Drug Administration – Seafood Portal- Information and Resources.|
|Marine Stewardship Council is the world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood. They ensure that MSC-labelled seafood comes from, and can be traced back to, a sustainable fishery.|
|Blue Ocean Institute studies and articulates how the ocean is changing and how everything humans do—both on land and at sea—affects the waters, wildlife, and people of our world. Uses science, art, and literature to inspire a closer bond with nature, especially the sea.|
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Ancient as gardening. Wattling is fun and attractive.
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
reveals the undemocratic process of forcing dams onto an unconsenting public by governments
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.