11 May '11, 3pm

LiveGreen&Healthy: The Future of Food is Now - A recurring theme of the challenging Future of Food conference sponso...

A recurring theme of the challenging Future of Food conference sponsored by Washington Post Live at Georgetown University on May 4 was the notion that the time for day-long discussions is over. It is now time for action, noted numerous thinkers, including the keynote speaker, the Prince of Wales, who between various Socratic questions issued this warning: "Essentially, we have to do more today to avert the catastrophes of tomorrow." Prince Charles wants business to account for the true costs of food production, factoring in not just federal subsidies but also the environmental costs of Big Ag's unsustainable practices. But should that be the first action in a movement that's calling for many? If the Washington Post Live conference proved anything, it's that many issues seem to cry out for immediate planning: Should activists and farmers and legislators tackle soil biodiver...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23187.cfm

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Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food: Views from the Prince of Wales

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grist.org 06 May '11, 7pm

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treehugger.com 04 May '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 04 May '11, 8pm

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Is Organic Food the Answer?

greenbiz.com 24 May '11, 12pm

Earlier this month, I moderated a conference for CropLife America , a trade association of companies that make herbicides ...

Is Organic Food the Answer?

greenbiz.com 24 May '11, 12pm

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marcgunther.com 23 May '11, 12am

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