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Albertsons is interested in buying Whole Foods, report says 25.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Albertsons is apparently still shopping around in the organic aisle.

The grocery chain’s owner is reportedly considering a takeover of high-end grocer Whole Foods Market Inc., according to a report Monday from the Financial Times. The news comes just weeks after Bloomberg reported that Albertsons...

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International Monsanto Tribunal Calls for Human Rights Over Corporate Rights 25.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, April 18, representatives of the Organic Consumers Association and our  Regeneration International  project gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, along with members of other civil society groups, scientists and journalists. We assembled to hear the opinions of the five judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal. After taking six months to review the testimony of 28 witnesses who testified during the two-day citizens' tribunal held in The Hague last October, the judges were ready to report on their 53-page  Advisory Opinion . The upshot of the judges' opinion? Monsanto has engaged in practices that have violated the basic human right to a healthy environment, the right to food, the right to health, and the right of scientists to freely conduct indispensable research. The judges also called on international lawmakers to hold corporations like Monsanto accountable, to place human rights above the rights of corporations, and to "clearly assert the protection of the environment and ...
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At-risk teen missing in Aurora, police using search dogs in effort to find him 25.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A search for a missing teenage, at-risk juvenile, is ongoing in Aurora and police are using dogs in the effort.
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Major grocery chains said “no.” So hundreds in north Aurora are making an organic food co-op. 25.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Nourish Community Market food co-op looking to attract more member-owners by July 1 in order to proceed with building 10,000 square foot community grocery store across from Stanley Marketplace in northwest Aurora.
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Whole Foods rallies on report Albertsons may bid 25.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Whole Foods Market Inc. shares rose the most in two weeks after the Financial Times reported that Albertsons Cos. is considering a takeover of the organic grocer. Cerberus Capital Management, which backs Albertsons, has held preliminary talks with bankers about making a bid, the newspaper said. No formal offer has been extended, according to the Times, which cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. Whole Foods buyout speculation has surged since earlier this month, when activist inves...
Organics: Power of advertising 25.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The article regarding advertising for organic farmers struck a nerve. I am a retired advertising executive creative director, and for 19 years my agency was the agency of record for the Washington Fryer Commission. When we first started working for the commission, 80 percent of the chickens in local grocers’ poultry cases were from out […]
Could Jewel-Osco parent company buy Whole Foods? 25.4.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Whole Foods Market Inc. shares rose the most in two weeks after the Financial Times reported that Albertsons Cos. is considering a takeover of the organic grocer. Cerberus Capital Management, which backs Albertsons, owner of Jewel-Osco, has held preliminary talks with bankers about making a ...
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In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming 24.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City’s toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this. But rather than welcoming the prospect of cleaner water, […]
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Raw milk advocates push to expand legalized sales 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Des Moines, Iowa • Raw milk advocates’ efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials’ assertions that it’s dangerous to drink milk that hasn’t been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 states, and expansion pushes are ongoing this year in states including Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Dakota and Texas. “We are concerned that increases in legislation of raw milk c... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Organic growers are split over industry-funded ad and promotion proposal 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Producers of organic farm goods disagree over a plan to collect fees and tout products in much the same way that other programs promote cotton, beef or eggs.
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Mark Musick transformed the way Seattle thinks of local, seasonal food 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Local, seasonal, organic? Seattle food pioneer Mark Musick has been preaching it all for four decades.
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Wi-fi connected 'smart' juicer criticised 20.4.2017 BBC: Technology
A smart juicing device has been criticised on social media after journalists found you could squeeze a similar amount of juice using your hands.
86 percent of shoppers care about animal welfare in organic meats and poultry, Consumer Reports says 20.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
The National Organics Standards Board on Wednesday opened public hearings in Denver to to gauge whether producers of organic meat and poultry should be held to higher animal welfare standards. A new Consumer Reports survey strongly suggests that the issue is important to consumers.
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12 cannabis skin-care products worth trying 14.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The cannabis skin-care universe is growing by leaps and bounds as long-established companies including the Body Shop and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps expand their product lines, while newcomers hustle to make their mark in this budding beauty segment.

Many of these products include hemp seed oil,...

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9 secrets to container gardening 13.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring.

1. New soil

After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients...

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Whole Foods has a big, basic problem it desperately needs to solve 12.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Whole Foods Market has known for some time that it is a business in need of course correction.

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Whole Foods has a big, basic problem it desperately needs to solve 12.4.2017 Washington Post
Whole Foods has a big, basic problem it desperately needs to solve
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The pivot: How failing Seattle restaurants survive — and thrive 12.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Current concept not drawing the dining crowds? “Pivot” is the new verb in the industry. Here’s how some local chefs are changing it up (or, in some cases, down).
Fungal pesticides offer a growing alternative to traditional chemicals 12.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The rise of organic produce has sparked a new interest in using biopesticides like fungi to kill insects, instead of traditional synthetic ones. But they are still just a tiny segment of the market.
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Fungal Pesticides Offer A Growing Alternative To Traditional Chemicals 12.4.2017 NPR News
The rise of organic produce has sparked a new interest in using biopesticides like fungi to kill insects, instead of traditional synthetic ones. But they are still just a tiny segment of the market.
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