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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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Chemicals on Our Food: When “Safe” May Not Really Be Safe 6.12.2018 Truthout.com
Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows as regulatory protections are questioned.

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Your Christmas tree has an environmental footprint. Here's how to minimize it 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's no clear answer on whether real or artificial trees are best -- minimizing impact depends on how each person purchases and disposes of their tree.
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Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment 1.12.2018 Truthout.com
Our food system is linked to an economic system that is biased against what's good for people and the planet.

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Minn. farmers have most to lose if conservation cut from farm bill 22.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
House and Senate negotiators are trying to work out a deal on the farm bill before the end of the year, but one key difference between the House and Senate versions of the bill is the fate of the Conservation Stewardship Program, which gives farmers credit for maintaining practices that reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.
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Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk 26.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Since 2015 seven major grocery chains, employing more than 125,000 workers, have filed for bankruptcy. The media has blamed “disruptors”—low-cost competitors like Walmart and high-end markets like Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon. But the real disruptors in this industry are the private equity owners who were behind all seven bankruptcies. They have extracted millions from grocery stores in the last five years—funds that could have been used to upgrade stores, enhance products and services, and invest in employee training and higher wages. As with the bankruptcies of common household names like Toys “R” Us, private equity owners throw companies they own into unsustainable debt in order to capture high returns for themselves and their investors. If the company they have starved of resources goes broke, they’ve already made their bundle. This is all perfectly legal. It should not be. The bankrupted private ...
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Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change 22.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.
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Santa tickets: ‘Christmas Eve sold out in 10 minutes’ 19.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Tickets to see Santa are selling out with more than two months still to go to Christmas.
Appetites: Dried bean bonanza 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chef and author Beth Dooley shares her insights into the delights of dried beans and cranberries. She has a few recipes and a guide to bean types to share, too.
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In the Race to End Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look to the Soil 6.10.2018 Truthout.com
Healthy soils are key to achieving food security and halting the planetary burn of climate change.

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Hershey Takes Customers Seriously, Not Literally 28.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A food company notices that Americans still like tasty snacks.
Nearly Every Seabird Will Have Plastic in Its Guts Within Decades 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
Most plastic is tossed after minutes of use, but its impact on wildlife and the environment can last for centuries.

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Will organic revolution boost farming in India? 24.9.2018 BBC: Business
Sikkim's been declared India's first fully organic state, so will this revolution boost farming?
General Mills fiscal 1Q sales fall short 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
General Mills Inc. reported mixed first-quarter financial results as costs weighed down profit and a sales increase fell short of expectations.
Berry Farmers Break Free From Big Agriculture 4.9.2018 Truthout.com
These farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair working conditions while preserving Indigenous culture.

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Corporate Food Brands Driving the Massive Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico 28.8.2018 Truthout.com
Major US brands are ignoring the enormous environmental destruction caused by their meat suppliers.

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Fad or the future? Robot-made burgers wow crowds in San Francisco 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As more culinary robots find their way into commercial food prep, one restaurant in San Francisco called Creator is hoping to strike a balance between high tech and the human touch.
'No-deal' Brexit advice published by UK government 23.8.2018 BBC: Business
Ministers release 25 documents covering medical supplies, financial services and farming.
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Smucker Needs to Fix Peanut Butter and Jelly 21.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Food company Smucker has made smart moves to adjust its portfolio, but without boosting its core brands the stock will keep struggling.
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Model farmer in all ways 20.8.2018 The Navhind Times
Margao based, Laban D’Souza’s passion for cultivation made him turn to farming post-retirement where he is the winner of several state awards for agriculture, reports Abdulla Khan The coconut trees on the fringes of the property sway in the cool wind in between green paddy fields of Kirbhat-Nuvem. The silence is broken by the noisy ...
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