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Why legal marijuana is abandoning weed's old slang 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How 'wellness centers' got their name
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Junot Díaz’s unapologetic style inspires the crowd as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books draws to a close 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Junot Díaz thanked the packed crowd and its city. “When fools talk about diversity,” he said, “they can’t even imagine L.A.”

The auditorium roared. A smile cracked the author’s face.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, a headliner of this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, made the comments...

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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At just $10 a bottle, this rosé will make you want to buy a case 20.4.2018 Washington Post
At just $10 a bottle, this rosé will make you want to buy a case
The Goods Mart, a better-for-you convenience store, is now open in Silver Lake with $1.25 La Colombe coffee 17.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Rachel Krupa is on a mission to create a new kind of convenience store. The Los Angeles publicist, who works with some of the city’s most popular restaurants (Sweetfin Poke, the soon-to-open Milkbar, Botanica), just opened the Goods Mart, a convenience store in Silver Lake.

The storefront, located...

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Feed your caffeine habit with these 'clean' grab-and-go coffees 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Whether coffee is good for you or not depends on whom you ask. There are those who swear their health improves once they give it up, and others who believe the research that the drink can help guard against Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Nutrition experts, however, agree on one thing: If you are...

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How Facebook ads target you 13.4.2018 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could....
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Amid growing interest in halal food, Navy Pier festival to celebrate Muslim lifestyle 13.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike are expected to attend the inaugural I Heart Halal festival on Navy Pier this weekend, an event that’s billed as the first halal lifestyle festival in America. Both nationally and in Chicago, the population of Muslims is increasing, and there’s a ...
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Frozen food is no longer just the sad refuge of dieters with office jobs 11.4.2018 Washington Post
Frozen food is no longer just the sad refuge of dieters with office jobs
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One year after deadly Firestone explosion, half of Anadarko’s vertical wells are back in service 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Nearly a year since the deadly home explosion in Firestone, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has returned to service almost half the vertical wells it shut down for inspection and plugged and abandoned 600 more.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 10.4.2018 AP Top News
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer - and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement....
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A grass-roots movement for healthy soil spreads among farmers 10.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.
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If you're only growing one type of tomato this year, it should be this 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Every spring, home gardeners face the same thorny dilemma: With so many choices and so little space, what tomato should I grow?

We asked three garden experts — Scott Daigre of Tomatomania!, Mark Anderson of Farmer Mark certified organic farmer’s markets and Yvonne Savio, retired coordinator of...

Heading to Coachella? Here are some packing tips 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Music festival season is upon us — which essentially means all-nighters, exhaustion, dusty campgrounds and iffy shower and bathroom access. (Ladies, you already have your portable urinals for emergencies, right?)

Here are a few things to toss in your bag to keep you calm, clean-ish, quenched and...

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Punch List: You should be focusing on soil in the Colorado garden the second week in April 6.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
We want our plants to be healthy with great flowers, foliage or fruiting -- the reason we garden! What makes this all happen? It’s all about the soil.
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In a first, FDA orders recall of a 'contaminated food' — kratom with salmonella 3.4.2018 Washington Post
In a first, FDA orders recall of a 'contaminated food' — kratom with salmonella
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How the White House garden became a political football 3.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Why Melania Trump's decision not to plant vegetables matters so much.
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5 secrets to growing big, fat, juicy tomatoes 30.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scott Daigre knows tomatoes. For 18 years he’s produced Tomatomania!, a traveling springtime smorgasbord of more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. (Next stop: Descanso Gardens, April 6 through 8.) We asked Scott to answer the questions he gets asked most frequently. You can see more...

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Hong Kong's skyline farms harvest more happiness than food 27.3.2018 AP Business
HONG KONG (AP) -- High above downtown Hong Kong's bustling, traffic-clogged streets, a group of office workers was toiling away not on a corporate acquisition or a public share offering but on harvesting a bumper crop of lettuce atop one of the skyscrapers studding the city's skyline....
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