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Indigenous Colombians Escalate Fight to Rescue Ancestral Lands 1.12.2019 Truthout.com
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Nasa activists are taking direct action to liberate the land, cutting down cane fields and growing native vegetation.
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Hepatitis concern prompts warning about some Fresh Thyme Farmers Market blackberries 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minnesota officials are telling consumers not to eat non-organic blackberries purchased Sept. 9-13 from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery stores following a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A.
America Recycles Day Encouraged Recycling. It Was Sponsored by Companies That Produce a Ton of Plastic. 16.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. America’s government-backed national recycling awareness day is being used as cover by large corporations that are churning out enormous volumes of plastic that end up strewn across landscapes, rivers and in the ocean, critics have said. The America Recycles […]
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Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain' 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
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Amazon to open new grocery store in Los Angeles next year 11.11.2019 LA Times: Business

The store in Woodland Hills will be different from its Whole Foods grocery stores, but it won't use the high-tech Amazon Go checkout system, the company said.

USDA recalls ground beef shipped to Colorado that may contain plastic 8.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Consumers should be aware that federal authorities have recalled 130,000 pounds of ground beef that may contain plastic and was shipped to Colorado and other states.
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There Are 2,000 Untested Chemicals in Packaged Foods — and It’s Legal 7.11.2019 Truthout.com
There Are 2,000 Untested Chemicals in Packaged Foods — and It’s Legal
Opinion: Advice for the climate-conscious consumer: Don't sweat the small stuff 5.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Can't decide how best to reduce your carbon footprint? Focus on transportation and electricity, which are responsible for more than 60% of GHG emissions.

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Regenerative farms 'producing more, opening new markets' while fighting climate change 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
How do farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep productivity high at the same time? Experts say it’s possible with regenerative farming.
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Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year 27.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
“People are going to have to be patient, it’s going to take a long time to figure this out,” said Elizabeth Black, head of the Citizen Science Soil Health Project that analyzes soil samples from all over Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. “Climate change is really scaring people and they want a solution. When they hear about soil carbon sequestration there is this tendency for people to say this is great, farmers are going to fix this. That is not fair or realistic. Everybody has to do their part. People in cities need to figure out what they’re going to do to fix it on their end, too.”
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Mentors help hopefuls overcome biggest hurdle to getting into farming: Finding land 24.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Finding land is a big barrier for those who want to get into any kind of farming, but a mentorship program pairing beginning farmers with farmland navigators is working to make things easier.
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Climate: 100% organic farming would boost emissions 22.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Going fully organic in England and Wales would require more imports of food and increase carbon output.
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After more than a century, agriculture is still alive in Boulder thanks to farm-to-table restaurants 20.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A lot has changed since farms and ranches were flourishing more than a century ago in Boulder County. But amid the ever-expanding urbanization, pockets of agriculture are still alive and thriving.
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Abcarian: Devin Nunes sued a fake cow. And kept suing and suing and suing... 20.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Devin Nunes, a co-sponsor of the Stop Frivolous Lawsuits Act, seems to have discovered a new fundraising tool: frivolous lawsuits.

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This Pasadena roaster sells coffee that lures even Starbucks 11.10.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Chuck Jones co-founded Jones Coffee Roasters, which built of five generations of organic sustainable coffee growing to operate a small chain of coffee shops and sell beans to others, including Starbucks and Whole Foods.

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Plastic-free Penzance: The UK's most eco-friendly town? 9.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Where businesses cut down on plastic, fishermen collect litter and students march about the climate.
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It's fall, which means it's prime plant sale time in Southern California 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fall is the best time to plant in SoCal, so check out these upcoming plant sales.

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Babies have been drinking milk from bottles for thousands of years. Here's the proof 26.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Small vessels found in the graves of ancient infants were some of the world's oldest baby bottles. New research shows they once contained milk from animals.

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Don't pull the weeds in Rainbeau Mars' edible garden 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Actress turned wellness guru Rainbeau Mars traded her lawn in Venice for an edible landscape of herbs, fruit trees, vegetables and, yup, even nutritious "weeds" like dandelions and stinging nettles.

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Newsletter: Just in time for Labor Day, why 'uncured' deli meats aren't as safe as you thought 2.9.2019 LA Times: Business

The label may say "no nitrites." But that doesn't means there are no nitrites.

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