Real Food Media Contest

Short Films. Big Ideas. Real Food Media Project is seeking captivating short films about food, farming, and sustainability. Deadline for submissions is February 3rd.
Take Action: Submit your own movie - Spark action. Inspire Change.

Meatless Monday for the Media: Tools and Resources for Media

Media attention can be all it takes to turn your local campaign into a keystone of the worldwide movement. Use this media kit to get the notoriety that your event and organizational efforts deserve. Find helpful hints on working with reporters, planning a successful interview and writing a compelling press release. Use in conjunction with the Meatless Monday general starter kit and there's no telling how far your campaign will take you!

Ethanol Aside, Presidential Candidates Aren't Talking About Ag...Even in Iowa

After nearly a dozen presidential debates, voters have heard barely anything from the presidential candidates about food or agriculture issues. Even in Iowa, where about one-third of the economy relies on agriculture, it's difficult for voters to get candidates talking about national food system issues they care about like school lunches, crop supports and water quality. But there is one politically sensitive agriculture issue all politicians talk about in Iowa: ethanol. [Harvest Public Media].

I'm a Climate Scientist

In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but those speaking about climate change are rarely actual climate scientists. Well, these folks are and they have a few things they'd like to tell you. [Hungry Beast]

EPA Seeks to Pull New Herbicide From the Market

Agrichemical giant Dow AgroSciences created the pesticide Enlist Duo as a solution to superweeds that have grown resistant to glyphosate. However, the EPA discovered that Enlist Duo is more potent than Dow initially projected, and has requested that the pesticide be pulled from the market to allow more time for review. [Harvest Public Media]

Top 3 Things to Know About the WHO's Meat and Cancer Report

Maybe you've heard that meat is cancer - not true. The nuance of all of this might be lost amidst the news and social media buzz ever since a WHO study announced that processed and red meat might increase your chance of cancer. Hold on - and no need to worry - we'll help sort it out.

This Week in Eco News - October 16, 2015

Keeping up to date on the week's big Eco News is always important, but it's especially critical as environmental issues continue to take center stage in the media and in major political debates. Get informed and be a voice for change!


Promotion of residential xeriscaping is starting to pick up on social media among the California and Western US environmental community over the last couple of months. Check out the #DroughtNotDrab hashtag to find out what people have done to their lawns and what you could do to yours. You don't need grass to have a beautiful yard. [Twitter]

What Ever Happened to...Mad Cow Disease?

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - aka "mad cow disease" - created a media frenzy back in the 1990s, when the UK experienced an outbreak of both the bovine and the human form of the disease. So what ever happened to mad cow disease?

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