Category: Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Ag Series: Governments

What does sustainability mean to government regulators? How do local or national governments work with NGOs, farmers, corporations and consumers to affect agricultural sustainability and policy? Let’s continue our investigation into agricultural sustainability and all that it encompasses…

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Sustainable Ag Series: Corporations

What does sustainable agriculture mean to big corporations? Do corporations reach across the aisle to government regulators, NGOs, farmers and consumers to achieve their goals? And how does that affect you and the environment? Let’s continue our investigation into agricultural sustainability and all that it encompasses…

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Fish, Feed, and Food in the Fjords

D2D recently had the opportunity to visit salmon farms in Norway. We were able to experience the impressive undertaking of these aquacultures first hand. Unfortunately, the sustainability of farmed salmon continues to be misunderstood. So, we are thrilled to be able to share this experience with our readers and educate on this important industry.

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Out of the Air and into the Soil

The importance of healthy soil cannot be underestimated. Healthy soil has a direct impact on food security and our environment. But world soils are in the infirmary. They need more carbon to bring them back to health. Can we take carbon out of the air, and put it back into soils?

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Let’s Byte into Ag

There’s an increasingly widespread— and extremely important— ingredient in our global food system…It’s not a new nutrient. Not a preservative. Not a new flavoring. Not a new GMO.
And certainly not another other food ingredient….

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The Bright Side of Carbon Dioxide

While we are constantly inundated with the potentially dire consequences of climate change, what we don’t hear about is how increased levels of carbon dioxide actually helps plants grow. Trees and crops thrive on CO2 and grow faster and better with more carbon in the air. This CO2 fertilization effect has positive implications to help feed our growing population.

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Carbon: The Dance of Life

The recent debate over United States involvement in the Paris Agreement motivated the D2D team to look more closely at the changing climate and its effect on agriculture. Before we address climate change, we thought we would put CO2 under the microscope to understand the important role carbon dioxide plays in our food system.

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A Journey from Dirt-to-Dinner: Milk

In our new series, “From Dirt-to-Dinner,” the D2D team will bring transparency to the production and processing of a specific food product. In our first journey, we are putting milk under the microscope.  We will take you from the dairy farm to the processing plant to the grocery store.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Food loss and waste is a problem that hasn’t gone away. Despite aggressive efforts across the entire food supply chain— from the farm to food production and even your dinner plate— much more work needs to be done in order to deal with this important global problem. A significant portion of food waste occurs in our own kitchens! So, how can YOU help with this critical issue?

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