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    Duluth seed sharing update

    In October, guest blogger Terra Brockman wrote about how local seed libraries could be one easy way to help knit communities together around healthy eating. Shortly thereafter, MPR reported the Minnesota Dept. of Ag had deemed…

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    Unsustainable advice?

    The USDA’s expert advisors have been working on recommendations for the 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time, they have been thinking about sustainability, and why it may be key to…

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    Antibiotic pay dirt

    Essentially, no novel antibiotics have been created for more than three decades. In the January edition of Nature, researchers announced an entirely novel class of drugs they derived from tapping into the uncultured organisms within dirt….

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    New Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef woefully inadequate

    On November 3, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) overwhelmingly approved the Principles and Criteria for Defining Global Sustainable Beef. The publication was nothing short of greenwashing by industry giants who lead the GRSB. Healthy Food…

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    At last, a textbook on food systems and health

    The nation’s first textbook on food systems and health came out this month, edited by Roni Neff, PhD, our Johns Hopkins colleague. Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is indispensable for…

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    Show some initiative, Congress

    By David Wallinga, MD Today’s food system, from farm to fork, fails to provide Americans with the healthy foods, produced in ways that are healthy to the environment, and delivered at a price point that makes…