Soil Toxicity in St. Louis

Industry has been an important part of St. Louis’ history since the 1800s. After the civil war, shipping and manufacturing expanded dramatically, due in part to the city’s central location in the country and access to rail and water transportation. Sites that were previously home to factories, gas stations, smelters, and houses built before 1978…

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Soil Toxicity in St. Louis

Known & Grown STL: Where Does Our Food Come From?

Where does our food come from?  Throughout human history, at least up until the 20th Century, this question has had a fairly straightforward answer: the land around us. To ask that question now is to invite all of the confusion and existential anxiety that a post-industrial society can offer, which is why mostly we don’t…

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New Study Says What’s Needed to Help Local Farmers, Improve Food Access, and Protect the Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For release: June 3, 2019 Contact: Melissa Vatterott, Food & Farm Director (314) 727-0600, ext. 111 mvatterott@moenviron.org NEW STUDY SAYS WHAT’S NEEDED TO HELP LOCAL FARMERS, IMPROVE FOOD ACCESS, AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT St. Louis, MO: Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE), on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition (STLFPC),…

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MCE Engages Gulf Hypoxia Task Force, DNR to Urge Action on Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient pollution is a key concern in an agricultural state like Missouri. We know that excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, trigger rapid algal blooms in our waterways. Algal blooms quickly deplete oxygen levels and reduce once thriving aquatic systems to “dead zones.” The Gulf dead zone is a well-known issue, but the effects…

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MCE Engages Gulf Hypoxia Task Force, DNR to Urge Action on Nutrient Pollution