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Heading back to school 19.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Do you have all your back-to-school planning/shopping done yet? The mad rush into fall has already started, leaving many of us wondering: Where did the summer go? If you’re a parent of a little one, chances are you’re going to have to pack more than a few lunches this year. This week, L.A. chefs,...

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Can marijuana finally turn this remote Mojave outpost into a boom town? 19.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The largest publicly traded cannabis grower in the U.S. plans to transform the tiny Mojave Desert town of Nipton into a destination resort
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What some of L.A.'s chefs pack in their kids' lunchboxes 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The sun is barely up, but already the kitchen counter looks like a restaurant line at the height of dinner service. Strewn across the Formica are the makings of today’s specials: some leftovers, a few nubby carrots, a baton of mozzarella, and sliced apples that are doomed to bronze before mealtime....

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Americans are buying more food at Walmart 18.8.2017 Washington Post
Americans are buying more food at Walmart
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Walmart’s online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon 18.8.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Walmart’s recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off. The world’s largest retailer said Thursday that online sales soared 60 percent in the past three months as people shopped more at Walmart.com, Jet.com and its other websites. Walmart had paid more than $3 billion for Jet last year, and since then picked up smaller players including ModCloth and Moosejaw. It is also expanding online grocery ordering to more stores, and is adding giant automated kiosks to 100 locations so customers can pick up online orders without waiting for employees to fetch them.
KeVita Adds Blueberry Basil And Roots Beer To Its Master Brew Kombucha Line 15.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 : KeVita, a leading manufacturer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages, announced today the addition of two new flavors to its Master Brew Kombucha line: Blueberry Basil and Roots Beer. The new flavors join KeVita's portfolio of delicious, effervescent drinks.
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Amazon to sell debt in order to pay for Whole Foods deal 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it is selling debt in order to pay for its $13.7 billion deal to buy organic grocer Whole Foods. Amazon.com Inc. did not say how much money it plans to raise when it sells the senior unsecured notes, but credit ratings agency Moody’s said Tuesday that the company is […]
A Capital Win For Five H-E-B Quest For Texas Best Competitors -- Taking Home USD 90K In Cash Prizes 12.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2017 : H-E-B's Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best judges narrowed the field of 25 finalists to just FIVE winners on Friday, August 11 at the Central Texas Food Bank. Sascha Biesi and Yauss Berenji (Skull and Cakebones Mocha Marmalade); Bridget and Will McCoy (Lorraine's Original Mini Texas Pecan Cakes); Dennis Butterworth (WarPig BBQ For Use on Butts And Ribs Sauce); Adrian and Mariana Paredes (Tamale Addiction' s Poblano and Muenster Cheese Organic Masa Tamales); and Carino Cortez and Michael Cortez (La Familia Cortez Restaurants' Mi Tierra Salsa Verde) are relishing the sweet taste of success and a combined total of USD 90,000 in cash prizes along with prime space on H-E-B store shelves in 2018.
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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers 11.8.2017 AP Business
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn't stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings....
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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AMSTERDAM — Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn’t stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings. The story about the illegal use of the insecticide Fipronil in […]
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Health happenings: Eat better, skip the treadmill and try a triathlon 11.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A summary of classes and activities that help you feel good and live well.
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Community farm grows heirloom veggies in suburban Arvada 10.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For the past six years, Star Acre Farms in Arvada has been bringing fresh crops to local customers.
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The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world 9.8.2017 Washington Post
The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world
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White Earth tribe holds high hopes for hemp 9.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The tribe's invested nearly $100,000 to grow a few acres of industrial hemp on the edge of the reservation. It's an experiment White Earth leaders believe could plant the seeds for future economic success.
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The Energy 202: Climate change report now in hands of Trump administration 8.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Some in the administration disagree with the scientific community about global warming.
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Dear skin, take care! 8.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi , August 8 : Like our body, skin too needs proper food to keep itself active and glowing. And in today's world, when the environment is veiled with smog, people are more opting for chemical free skin products
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War on Science: Here Are Some of the Banned Words at Trump’s Ag Department 7.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at […]
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10 ways to save money on organic groceries 7.8.2017 Washington Post
10 ways to save money on organic groceries
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Pedal power: How Denver bike crews are rescuing food from landfills one ride at a time 7.8.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Scraps and Denver Food Rescue offer hyper-local solutions to food waste that the city and others may not provide. Both groups do the bulk of their work from bikes, allowing neighborhood-based programs and immediate deliveries without a middleman.
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How big is too big? Amazon sparks antitrust concerns 6.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Amazon’s bid to acquire Whole Foods has sparked political concerns and prompted policymakers and legal experts to ask: How big is too big?
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