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Should Livestock Eat Garbage Instead of Grain?

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Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Two years ago, as the Food and Drug Administration was rolling out new proposed rules following passage of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, one regulation caught the ire of brewers, ranchers, and the sustainable-food-loving public. 

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The Yoga-Mat Chemical’s Quiet Fast-Food Exit

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Mon, 08/08/2016 (All day)

In early 2014, a blogger known as Food Babe launched a petition pushing sandwich chain Subway to remove an obscure chemical also used in yoga mats from its bread. Two days and more than 78,000 signatures later, Subway announced it was taking out azodicarbonamide—the yoga-mat chemical, as it came to be known.

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With climate legislation stalling, Jerry Brown looks to potential fight at the ballot box

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Thu, 08/04/2016 (All day)

The battle to extend California’s climate policies could grind to a halt this year, but Gov. Jerry Brown plans to continue pressing the issue before his final term in office ends — even if that requires a ballot measure campaign in 2018.

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Europe Does Something Amazing With Food That Has Nothing To Do With Eating

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Thu, 08/04/2016 (All day)

When it comes to cutting food waste, Europe is setting an example the U.S. would be wise to follow, experts say.