|Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says|
San Francisco Chronicle - 7/21/2014. By Seth Borenstein - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
|Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide|
The Xerces Society - 7/21/2014. By Brianna Borders and Eric Lee-Mader - The free report provides conservation professionals with information about optimizing milkweed seed production methods, offers guidance on incorporating milkweeds into restoration and revegetation efforts, and highlights milkweeds’ unique characteristics and value to wildlife.
|Cash Crops With Dividends: Financiers Transforming Strawberries Into Securities|
The New York Times - 7/21/2014. By Alexandra Stevenson - His boots were caked with mud when Thomas S. T. Gimbel, a longtime hedge fund executive, slipped in a strawberry patch. It was the plumpness of a strawberry that had distracted him. Mr. Gimbel, who once headed the hedge fund division of Credit Suisse, now spends more time discussing crop yields than stock or bond yields.
|UN body sets new standards for milk, rice|
Business Mirror (Manila) - 7/21/2014. By Alladin S. Diega - A new set of standards by a United Nations food- standards body identified maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice.