|This is why cities can’t grow all their own food|
Conservation Magazine - 1/26/2016. By Sarah DeWeerdt - If every homeowner in Seattle ripped up their lawn and replaced it with edible plants, the resulting crop production would be enough to feed just one percent of the city’s residents, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington.
|Poultry producers advised to remain alert for avian flu|
WCSH6.com - 1/25/2016. Due to the recent outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI) on a large turkey farm in Indiana, poultry producers in Maine are reminded to maintain vigilance against its transmission, even in winter.
|Ben & Jerry’s Commits to Building Non-GMO Supply Chains from Scratch|
Logistics Viewpoints - 1/25/2016. By Steve Banker - Last year, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated a milestone: all the plant-based ingredients in their ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet products transitioned to non-genetically modified (non-GMO) sources. Now, they’re working with dozens of other food companies to build up non-GMO commodity supply chains across the country to support this growing sector of the food industry.
|Food that has lost its looks doesn’t have to go to waste|
Portland Press Herald - 1/24/2016. By Tux Terkel - Millions of pounds of pitted produce and outdated cakes still fill the plates of hungry Mainers, feed livestock or become compost. If anyone tells you different, that's garbage.