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Perdue Foods reaches milestone in reducing antibiotic use, sets standard for responsible use

Perdue Chickens - Perdue FoodsPerdue Foods announces that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, another step in setting a standard that defines the responsible use of antibiotics in poultry production.  Perdue does not use antibiotics for growth promotion in its chicken production, and has not since 2007.  The company does use an animal-only antibiotic to control an intestinal parasite, and will use antibiotics to treat and control illness in sick flocks.

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Three organic visionaries to receive 2014 Organic Leadership Awards

Celebration set for September at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore

A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling example of a better way to farm, and an environmental engineer who triggered an organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry will be honored next month by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for their visionary work that is transforming organic farming and trade.

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Redox, UMD, Microsoft, Trans-Tech to Develop Transformational Natural Gas Fuel Cells Through $5 Million in ARPA-E Funding

Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland, Microsoft Corporation and Trans-Tech Inc. (a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions Inc.) are teaming to develop transformational fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, company and university officials jointly announced.

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Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay: When Partnerships Work

Every day, fishermen across the country are working to proactively conserve and manage the marine resources that they depend on. Writing on National Geographic's Ocean Views blog,  Saving Seafood Executive Director Bob Vanasse highlights one such story: the successful efforts taken by government, industry and the non-profit sector to revive the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay. Presented below is an excerpt from that post, which was published today. 

Too often, environmental groups, regulators and fishermen find themselves cast in antagonistic roles on marine issues. Prolonged legal and regulatory battles frequently top headlines, while successful conservation partnerships go unheralded. The Chesapeake Bay, long plagued by problems like pollution and runoff, is benefiting from one such partnership. Regional fishermen, government agencies and environmental groups are cooperating to restore the Bay's iconic oyster fishery. It's one of the best examples of how an effective public-private partnership works toward building a sustainable fishery and a better environment.

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