Food Justice: Are Nanofarms the Future?

(Nanofarms in action. Courtesy of Replantable.) Entrepreneurs and food justice activists have been cultivating new and innovative ways to get healthy, nourishing vegetables into the hands of urban dwellers and underserved communities. Vertical Farming – for example – could revolutionize the way the basic needs…

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Despite Aquaculture, Overfishing Continues

Bad news for the world’s oceans. The UN just released its biannual State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report. According to the report’s findings, rampant overfishing continues to accelerate, depleting the seas of vital fish populations while threatening other sea creatures including dolphins, whales and…

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Brexit is Bad News for the Environment

(Air pollution in London) As the world begins piecing together the ramifications stemming from Britain’s exit from the EU (also known as Brexit), one particular victim of the ensuing political chaos is becoming increasingly apparent: the environment. Around 70 percent of environmental regulation currently in…

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Philanthropy and COP21

Labeled an “act of defiance” by U.S. President Barack Obama, the UN climate change talks in Paris commenced November 30 despite ongoing security concerns in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France’s capital. While proceeding with the conference certainly displays a degree of…

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Pressure Mounts for Gates Foundation to Divest

Sometimes, the altruistic mission behind a foundation is contradicted by its investments. The world’s largest foundations command immense financial resources. The Gates Foundation – funded by both the foundation’s name sake Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – holds a $42 billion endowment. The England-based Wellcome…

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