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This Week in Eco News - November 18, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the relationship between deforestation and Big Food; big wins for soda taxes; a ban on the extreme confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts - and much more!

New UN Agriculture Report Offers Little Guidance on Sustainable Eating

Eating sustainably is hard and, from an environmental perspective, nutritional guidelines don't offer any clues as to how sustainable an eating plan might be. However you decide to eat, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) new report about agriculture and climate change gives little guidance on sustainable eating.

This Week in Eco News - October 28, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about junk food as a human rights concern;why avocado prices are skyrocketing at the market; how the food industry is going beyond looks to combat waste - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - October 21, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the carnivore's paradox; how you can indulge in sustainable sushi (phew!); why factory farms are under serious scrutiny in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - October 14, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the Obama administration's role in the food movement; how Parmesan cheese may be fooling you; technology's role in putting an end to factory farming - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - October 7, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about how Americans are eating more and more meat; why perennial wheat may become a centerpiece on the dinner table; how tiny Denmark is making big strides in the fight against food waste - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - September 30, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the power of soil; why grass-fed beef is on a roll; investors putting their money behind a shift from meat to plants - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - September 23, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the chicken price conspiracy; how insecticides are harming queen bees; if it's possible to have healthy food at fast food prices - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - September 16, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about swift-evolving super bug bacteria; why your coconut latte habit is taking a toll on the environment; how that big-brand hamburger is contributing to deforestation in South America - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - September 9, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about some fishy seafood labeling practices; the biography of a plant based burger; how a new food hub will bring fresh produce to low-income urbanites - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - September 2, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about a tangled tale about blackberries; if soil-less produce can be considered organic; America and its meat addiction; - and much more!

Ethanol and a Mandate to Grow Corn

The corn crop in the US will help to supply the required 18 billion gallons of ethanol in 2016, which will add to the strain of devoting more environmental resources to produce corn. Read on for the latest in our series on corn and its impact on our food system.

This Week in Eco News - August 26, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about a foundation's fight against food insecurity; if our love for avocados has a harmful impact on our environment; how food waste can become a vital ingredient in premium products - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - August 19, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about why the GMO labeling movement fell short; a new kind of challenge at the Olympic games; how the science of nutrition can be very messy - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - August 12, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about how leftover meal swipes in college dining halls can fight food waste; a top-notch guide to buying eggs; Big Pharma's push to switch farm animals from antibiotics to vaccines - and much more!

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