Food & Health – Research citations

References [updated September 2014] [Citations that include a filename (ending in .pdf) indicate that we have the PDF of that study – contact Peter Crownfield for more information] Altieri, M. “Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health: Toward a Belowground Habitat Management … more

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Envision LV – Food

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on the food system in the Lehigh Valley—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. If … more

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Contribute Your Ideas to the Envision LV Plan!

This is not an official Envision LV page, but we want to provide a way for you to access the draft plans they are creating and comment on what they got right and what’s missing. The following is from a … more

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Sustainability Is Good Business

Forward thinking companies realize value in providing sustainable, renewable, organic, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, sweatshop free, biodegradable, and locally-produced products and services. In the long run, our steadfast demand for such ethical products will yield greater profits to ethical suppliers. I believe … more

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Saying No to Toxic Waste Dumping

Bangor, Pennsylvania was once the slate-producing capital of the world. Now the abandoned quarries are candidates for toxic dumping. For over 30 years, one particular quarry has been receiving truckloads of ash from the GenOn coal plant in Mt.Bethel. The … more

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Testing Mother Nature’s Limits at Our Expense

by Martin Boksenbaum — Is it just me or does it seem to you too that those in control—of industry, food production, energy systems, land development, planet and animal genetic patents, and us too—are testing Mother Nature’s limits? What can … more

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Precautionary Principle for Marcellus Shale

Health and Environmental Experts: Follow the Precautionary Principle on Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale Since 2007, Pennsylvania has witnessed a dramatic increase in unconventional development of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, also called … more

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Sustainability in Wartime?

By Joe DeRaymond — The numbers can be numbing. For example, according to an article in the Los Angelos Times published on January 14, the war in Iraq will surpass the Vietnam War spending next year. This means that sometime … more

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The Importance of Herding Animals

Allan Savory’s Holistic Management raises a number of important points about brittle environments and grazing animals: To decide what we should or shouldn’t do in managing our lands, we need to consider its brittleness: “…environments may be classified on a … more

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