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Jay Inslee Wants to Pay Farmers to Pull Carbon from the Atmosphere 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
True to his fixation on battling climate change, today Washington governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee released a rural policy platform centered on encouraging farmers to pull carbon from the atmosphere and trap it in soil.  For decades, United States farm policy has pushed farmers in the nation’s Midwestern states to maximize production of […]
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How to Create an Urban Bee-Friendly Garden with Limited Space 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Urban farming is all the rage these days - it is a source of organic produce and attracts bees - helping the environment.
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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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Ashland, Oregon: A Small Town with Big Appeal 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The not-so-familiar Oregon town should be on everyone's radar offering amazing food and cultural experiences
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Data rigging is latest Chile salmon farm scandal 4.8.2019 LA Times: Business

At a time when organic and green are all the rage among well-heeled consumers, the temptation of companies to cut corners is great.

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A Beautiful World: Food hubs provide a critical link for small farmers 29.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Small farmers band together with the help of a food hub that bridges the gap between the field and fresh produce on the kitchen table.
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MPCA reports show need for dramatic reduction in soil entering rivers 23.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota River and three major watersheds in the region have problems that run wide and deep, from excess phosphorus, nutrients and other pollutants to major loads of sediment that are choking rivers with suspended solids.
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Living without plastic: One family's journey 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jasper and Vjera Watts, along with their two young children, are trying to live a plastic-free life. It isn't easy.

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Would you drink camel milk? 11.7.2019 BBC: World
Australia's growing number of camel farmers say that global demand for camel milk is rising fast.
This Couple Quit Their Jobs, Bought Two Acres and Retired—In Their 30s 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fundrise launched in 2012 by two real estate investors and brothers. It aims to give everyone a chance to invest directly in real estate.
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Upstream landowners see hope in Red River diversion delay 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
For people living upstream of Fargo-Moorhead, flood control for those cities has a personal cost, and they are holding onto hope that the latest legal twist will save their land.
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A fast-growing East L.A. tortilla business started with two high school friends 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Chances are you’ve had supermarket corn tortillas, the thick, bland, chalky discs that Rick Ortega calls “hot dog tortillas.”

Ortega, along with business partner Omar Ahmed, runs Kernel of Truth, a Los Angeles company that makes tortillas almost unrecognizable in taste from those mass-retail bulk...

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Want a bumper crop of tomatoes? Listen to this guy 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

David Freed spent most of his adult life in the restaurant business, but when he sold the 8th Street Grill, his University Park coffee shop, in 2007, he discovered there were plenty of other things to do with his time.

Such as unlocking the secrets to growing tons of tasty tomatoes.

In the fall...

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A Süprmarkt for the people challenges ‘food apartheid’ in South L.A. 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“We have cilantro, basil,” says Olympia Auset as she helps a customer sift through a wooden box filled with an arrangement of green herbs and lettuces. “They’re really good for heavy metal detoxing,” she points out.

Another box holds fruit; pineapples and fresh ginger root decorate the table. It...

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Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms and Regenerative Farming 30.6.2019
A fair Green New Deal would ensure fair pricing for small-scale farms with regenerative farming practices.
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Grocery market coming to Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood with federal funding 26.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A small food market will open in Sun Valley,  the neighborhood with one of Denver's greatest concentrations of poverty, with government funding.
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Caring for a potato patch will give you faith in the future 26.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If something is no longer welcome in my pantry, it falls to me to remove it. This task can be harrowing, amusing, gross, annoying, but last year, it also led me to my spirit vegetable. I discovered potatoes tucked away for so long ago that they’d sprouted not just budding eyes, but long, pale,...

Housing could be key to helping Boulder County farmers find workers in limited, expensive labor market 24.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Adrian Card, Colorado State University Extension's agricultural agent for Boulder County, sees a potential chance that a for-sale property at 12525 Quicksilver Road just south of Longmont could help combat a common problem local farmers in this expensive housing market face: finding affordable labor.
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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