Organic Food

Man has engaged in underhand dealings with his food provision. The food industry was not at loss to add all sorts of chemical products. Because of all that bungling with food we can see so many allergic people and so many people with health issues.

It is the task of the governments to protect its citizens against the money grubbers and against those who do not mind to fiddle with the precious things of mother earth.
It is not because 13% would not be interested for environmental consequences that we can let the agricultural industry demolish the good balance of the earth. It is good to notice 87% of the respondents mentioned concern for the environment, but all people should be educated so that they all come to see the importance of getting to the right footprint trying to get a good balance between environmental protection, successful agriculture and healthy food offering for the consumer who likes enough variation, which he should be able to get.

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Additional reading:

  1. Ecological economics in the stomach #1 Alarmbell
  2. How to make sustainable, green habits second nature

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  • McDonald’s Fries Supplier Fined for Record Sum (beijingtoday.com.cn)
    The fast food chain’s French fries supplier was fined an unprecedented 3.9 million for water pollution last Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
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    The fine was confirmed after a hearing in March. The decision was intended to send a message about the government’s commitment to stronger environmental protection and concerns over sanitation as Beijing population continues to swell, a spokesperson for the bureau said.
  • Millennials And Urban Agriculture: An Emerging Lifestyle Trend (builddirect.com)
    Millennials, or Gen Y, are a main driving economic force today. They are also called the Foodie Generation. They are fit and healthy, and their food choices at the supermarket and in restaurants reflect that. They want sustainably grown, fresh local food, because they know it’s better for them than conventionally grown food.Millennials are also progressive. They are college educated, tech savvy and forward thinking. They have buying power, and they are new face of urban dwellers.
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    Urban ag consists of community gardens, backyard gardens, rooftop farms, school gardens, and creatively developed infill. Hundreds of small lots can feed many people with vegetables, fruit, honey, meat, eggs and dairy. City planners and lawmakers would be smart to add agriculture to their master plans.
  • These Floating Islands Aren’t Real–But They Are Cleaning Up Rivers (fastcoexist.com)
    While intensive farming has delivered a lot of cheap food to America, it’s also delivered a lot of pollution. The nation’s 330 million acres of agricultural land are filled with enormous quantities of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer, some of which ends up in nearby waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency says more than half the nation’s rivers and streams are now in “poor biological condition” as a result.
  • NY cuts red tape in pesticide regulations for farmers (newsday.com)
    The Cuomo administration is cutting some red tape to make it easier for farmers to comply with pesticide regulations.
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    The Cuomo administration is cutting some red tape to make it easier for farmers to comply with pesticide regulations.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Scotts Miracle-Gro extends deal to sell Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (marketwatch.com)
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, glyphosate is the most-used herbicide in the U.S. Farmers have ramped up its use over the past two decades with the advent of genetically modified crops, including corn and soybeans, which can withstand sprayings of the chemical.
  • US biofuels policy, global food prices, and international trade obligations (aei.org)
    International agricultural trade negotiations must expand beyond trimming farm payments to curtail the broader policy instruments that affect agriculture and, particularly, that divert large amounts of crops out of the food supply and drive up prices.
  • Greenpeace demands scale up of ecological farming (greenpeace.org)

    Governments in Europe and around the world must support and scale up innovative farming solutions by allocating appropriate funding to a modern and innovative ecological farming model.

    Reyes Tirado, scientist at the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, says: “The future of Europe’s agriculture lies in the hands of ecological farmers and their families who are doing a crucial job for our society and need to get the urgently needed support to carry on. Politicians must act and shift subsidies towards ecological farming practices to meet people and farmers’ demand for healthy food and healthy farming.”

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Giulio Sabbati and Ivana Katsarova

Organic production is an overall system of farm management and food production that aims at sustainable agriculture, high-quality products and the use of processes that do not harm the environment, human, plant or animal health and welfare. Globally, 43.1 million hectares of agricultural land was under organic production in 2013, six million more than the year before. With 10.2 million hectares, the European Union (EU) accounts for 24% of the world’s organic land. There are almost 2 million organic producers in the world, mostly in Asia (36%), Africa (29%) and Latin America (16%). The EU represents 13% of this total.

The infographic first shows the production and consumption of organic food in the world. It then focuses on the EU figures for organic agricultural land, producers, sales and consumption. The last part describes the places where Europeans buy organic food and the reasons…

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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