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Delicious ways to reduce food waste


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Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss. It damages and destroys ecosystems, adversely impacts livelihoods and reduces carbon sequestration. To stem this phenomenon, we tend to hold responsible – and engage – those with the biggest impact: large landowners and industry

http://downtoearth.danone.com/2015/01/01/why-small-farmers-are-crucial-in-the-fight-against-deforestation-2/


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How what you eat demands more water than you think it does

California’s crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California’s water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water. The number next to the plate below represents the direct and indirect amount of water required to produce your food plate, based on U.S. data from the Water Footprint Network. Food items are assumed as fresh (unfrozen) and do not include the footprint for cooking (when applicable)

http://graphics.latimes.com/food-water-footprint/


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This tree house community in Costa Rica is the new frontier in sustainable living

With the world slowly coming to the realization that change is necessary in order to prevent an environmental crisis, the idea of sustainable living is growing from a community of nature-loving enthusiasts to a real viable option for all societies.

http://www.theplaidzebra.com/this-tree-house-community-in-costa-rica-is-the-new-frontier-in-sustainable-living/