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The world’s broken food system costs $12.7 trillion a year

The hidden costs of the global food system are equivalent to 10 percent of global GDP, according to new analysis from the United Nations.
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Fighting giants: eco-activist Vandana Shiva on her battle against GM multinationals

The formidable Indian environmentalist discusses her 50-year struggle to protect seeds and farmers from the ‘poison cartel’ of corporate agriculture.

Can this chicken company solve America's food waste problem?
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Can this chicken company solve America's food waste problem?

Do Good Foods sells chickens raised on surplus supermarket food, and they hope to cash in on consumers who want to fight climate change over dinner.
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The sustainable future of food must bring everyone to the table

At this year’s RE:WIRED Green event, food scientists and environmental justice activists mapped out how we can end world hunger and preserve our planet.
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Delectable but destructive: Tracing chocolate’s environmental life cycle

Chocolate is one of the world’s greatest little pleasures. But its primary ingredients — cocoa, palm oil and soy — all contribute to global deforestation. The industry is working now to make chocolate more sustainable.
People say they don't want plant-based meat. But they can be convinced

People say they don't want plant-based meat. But they can be convinced

Manufactured demand isn’t just a cynical, consumerist strategy to sell junk. It’s a tool that can be used for good.
Food transportation is a huge carbon burden

Food transportation is a huge carbon burden

Eating local is just as important as switching from a meat-heavy diet to a veggie-filled one, according to new research.
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