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Organic or conventional, poultry processed at the same plants

Using a proprietary app and crowdsourcing, ProPublica tracked where chickens in different stores across the country are processed. Turns out, brand names and labels leave a lot of information behind the curtain of consolidation. Organic chicken from Whole Foods and conventional chicken from Kroger might have been processed in the same plant. Conversely, poultry with the same label could have been handled at different facilities, which might have different levels of salmonella.

Climate change: A look at food and farming's role

Animal agriculture, food waste and deforestation are some of the leading food issues surrounding greenhouse gas emissions, says Jonathon Foley of Project Drawdown. Civil Eats also speaks with Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) about possible changes in the food system and her proposed Agricultural Resilience Act.

How to build a fair and just 'blue economy'

Islands and coastal communities already suffer the consequences of rising seawaters and crashing ecosystems—and it's too late to fix what is happening. We must think differently and let those communities be the leaders as we build a resilient blue economy "that uses ocean resources sustainably and promotes social and economic justice," Laura Deaton, executive director of Multiplier, writes in Greenbiz.com.

Greta Thunberg: Autism disorder forces her to live her values

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, remembers hearing about the climate crisis when she was a young girl. She then spent time reading and understanding the issue. "And based on the things that I read, I drew the conclusion that was very, very serious," The Washington Post quotes her in a newly published interview.

School gardens teach many lessons

Three years ago, longtime STEM teacher Marc Gauthier started a school garden program in North Miami Beach, Florida. As part of his agriculture class, an elective at John F. Kennedy Middle School, he and his students plan the garden plots, prepare compost tea and grow produce. The garden is part of Slow Food USA's School Garden Network; curricula and other resources are provided, as well, Slow Food USA reports.

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