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Nanotechnology Risk to Soil Health

19 March, 2014 - 16:54
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Dr. Steve Suppan File:  2014_02_19_Biosolids_Nanomaterials_SS.pdf Overview: Nanotechnology and its application to agriculture and food The application of nanotechnology techniques and engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs) to agricultural inputs is one of the means proposed for the “sustainable intensification” of agricultural crop production. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) uses this term to describe techniques to increase yield in internationally traded crops to feed the project nine billion global population of 2050. Despite the current lack of nanotechnology specific risk assessment metrics, and nano-specific mandatory regulation, a FAO/World Health Organization expert report stated, “It is expected that...

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March 10, 2014 CSO letter to USTR Michael Froman re: TTIP's effect on meat production

10 March, 2014 - 21:48
Language:  English File:  Civil Society Letter on TTIP March 10 14.pdf March 10, 2014 letter from 29 civil society groups to USTR Michael Froman regarding TTIP and its effects on meat production in the U.S. and EU.

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Comment on “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Aggregation of Positions”, 17 CFR Part 150 (RIN 3038-AD82)

7 March, 2014 - 18:47
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Dr. Steve Suppan File:  CFTC position aggregation 2.10.14 FINAL.pdf IATP comments to the CFTC on aggregation of data within its revised position limits rule.

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Comment on “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Position Limits for Derivatives”, 17 CFR Part 150 (RIN 3038-AD99)

7 March, 2014 - 18:24
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Dr. Steve Suppan File:  CFTC position limits 2.10.14 FINAL.pdf IATP comments to the CFTC on data aggregation rules to prevent excessive speculation in agricultural derivatives contracts.

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Financial Stability Board Consultation Paper

7 March, 2014 - 17:43
Subtitle:  “Feasibility study on approaches to aggregate OTC derivatives trade repository data” Language:  English IATP author(s):  Dr. Steve Suppan File:  FSB aggregation CP IATP Final.pdf  Comments to the financial stability board. 

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Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum (all lessons and worksheets)

5 March, 2014 - 04:14
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_full_IATP_web_0.pdf Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum The high school level Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum is designed to empower youth, teach them about their local food system, engage them in meaningful, hands-on learning activities that also strengthen their school’s Farm to School program and link them directly with farmers in their community. Implementation of the curriculum in a high school setting simultaneously gives students ownership and commitment to their school’s Farm to School program, while reducing the amount of legwork and...

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Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum (worksheets and handouts only)

4 March, 2014 - 17:48
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_AllWorksheets_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close All worksheets and handouts of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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New Farm to School curriculum puts high school students in charge of tapping into healthy, local foods

4 March, 2014 - 17:22
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo File:  2014_03_14_F2SCurric_PR.pdf MINNEAPOLIS – The new Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum released today connects high school students with local foods and farmers, while giving them a leadership role in developing their school’s Farm to School program. The first of its type, the curriculum was developed for 11th and 12th grade students by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and takes students through the tasks of evaluating school lunch menus, partnering with food service staff, talking to farmers and sourcing local foods—all while fulfilling national and Minnesota curriculum requirements. “The curriculum was designed not only to teach students about their local food...

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New Farm to School curriculum puts high school students in charge of tapping into healthy, local foods

4 March, 2014 - 16:04
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo File:  2014_02_18_ChinaMeat_PR.pdf MINNEAPOLIS – The new Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum released today connects high school students with local foods and farmers, while giving them a leadership role in developing their school’s Farm to School program. The first of its type, the curriculum was developed for 11th and 12th grade students by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and takes students through the tasks of evaluating school lunch menus, partnering with food service staff, talking to farmers and sourcing local foods—all while fulfilling national and Minnesota curriculum requirements. “The curriculum was designed not only to teach students about their local food...

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Lesson 6, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 23:08
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson6_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 6 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Lesson 5, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 23:05
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson5_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 5 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Lesson 4, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 23:03
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson4_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 4 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Lesson 3, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 23:01
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson3_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 3 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Lesson 2, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 22:59
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson2_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 2 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Lesson 1, Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

3 March, 2014 - 22:57
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_Lesson1_IATP.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Lesson 1 of the Farm to Youth Leadership Curriculum. Download the full report or individual sections at www.iatp.org/f2s-curriculum.

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Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum (all lessons and worksheets)

3 March, 2014 - 22:49
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Erin McKee VanSlooten Author(s) (external):  JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natasha Mortenson, Vanessa Herald File:  F2SCurriculum_full_IATP_web.pdf #splash { position: absolute; display: none; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background: #e0e0e0; opacity: .98; z-index:999; } function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array(); var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i Close Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum read more

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Change in grain policy signals China’s intent to boost meat production

18 February, 2014 - 15:27
Subtitle:  New research highlights global implications for food safety, food security and natural resources Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo Shefali Sharma File:  2014_02_18_ChinaIndMeat_PR.pdf WASHINGTON, D.C.  – China’s announcement last week to relinquish its historic grain self-sufficiency policy signals a major boost to the country’s meat, dairy and feed sectors as Chinese companies go global. China’s transition to an industrial, resource-intensive model of livestock production could have major implications around the world, impacting farmers, public health and the environment, according to a new series of reports from the...

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Change in grain policy signals China’s intent to boost meat production

18 February, 2014 - 12:59
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo File:  2014_02_18_ChinaIndMeat_PR.pdf WASHINGTON, D.C.  – China’s announcement last week to relinquish its historic grain self-sufficiency policy signals a major boost to the country’s meat, dairy and feed sectors as Chinese companies go global. China’s transition to an industrial, resource-intensive model of livestock production could have major implications around the world, impacting farmers, public health and the environment, according to a new series of reports from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). The series, Global Meat Complex: The China Series, looks in depth at China’s feed, pork, poultry and dairy sectors, the past and future trajectory of the industry, and global impacts...

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China’s Pork Miracle? Agribusiness and Development in China’s Pork Industry

18 February, 2014 - 02:15
Author(s) (external):  Mindi Schneider with Shefali Sharma File:  2014_02_25_PorkReport_f_web.pdf Executive summary Agriculture has helped fuel the “China miracle.” Since 1978, agricultural and food output has soared, Chinese agribusiness firms have become key players in domestic and international markets, and by all accounts, China has been highly successful in overcoming land and resource constraints to feed its population of 1.3 billion people. The country is celebrated for its successes in reducing poverty and hunger over the last 30 years, and more recently, for creating an agrifood system that makes eating “high on the hog” a possibility and reality for many Chinese people. Pork is at the heart of this miracle. A hallmark of the post-1978 agricultural development model is ramping up the production, sale, and consumption of meat....

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Fair or Fowl? Industrialization of Poultry Production in China

18 February, 2014 - 01:10
Language:  English Author(s) (external):  Chendog Pi, Zhang Rou, Sarah Horowitz, Eds., Shefali Sharma, Ben Lilliston File:  2014_02_25_PoultryReport_f_web.pdf Executive summary Poultry meat and eggs were not traditionally an important part of the Chinese diet. They were considered luxury goods for consumption on special occasions. Over the past three decades, however, China’s per capita poultry consumption has increased from barely 1kg to over 9kg per year. Today, the poultry industry in China is dominated by chicken production which comprises 70 to 80 percent of all poultry production. On a macro level, by 2011 the country was already the second largest producer of poultry meat and eggs in the world and the size of the industry continues to expand. This report tracks the growth of the...

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