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United Kingdom Students invent wind-powered grain drying system

Students of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment invents wind-powered grain drying system aimed at improving grain quality and  health in sub-Saharan Africa.

The students designed a prototype of a wind turbine and grain drying system with funds they received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) Program. The P3 program is a student design competition focused on creating innovative and sustainable solutions to real-world environmental and public challenges.

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Back to Roots takes on challenge to promote Sustainability

The Back to the Roots initiative aims to increase awareness on sustainable consumption. To this effect a week-long event has been organized, during which participating bars will serve simple low-alcohol cocktails, based on the Back to the Roots philosophy: simplicity, sustainability, heritage and low-alcohol.

Back to the Roots Week is taking place in Athens, London, Milan, Rome and Paris next month.

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Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI) sets strict sustainability standards for its suppliers

Recreational Equipment Inc commonly known as REI, is an American retail and outdoor recreation services corporation engaged in the sale of sporting goods, camping gear, travel equipment, and clothing. By 2020, REI aims to only operate out of tents that are free from harmful flame-retardant chemicals. Sunscreens sold will not contain coral-reef-bleaching oxybenzone.

Companies that don’t meet REI’s requirements in areas such as manufacturing labor safety and fairness, chemical usage, environmental impact and animal welfare won’t be a supplier of REI.

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 UN official Visits Indonesia Ministry of Agriculture

Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister met with Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Rights to Food, Hilal Elver on the 9th of April,2018. During the meeting, the Agriculture Minister reported the country’s efforts to increase food in Indonesia, especially crops produced by rain fed farmlands.

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