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Communities That Ban Pesticides Face an Uphill Battle 18.6.2019 Truthout.com
As places across the U.S. restrict or ban pesticides, many are realizing passing a law is just the beginning.
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Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet.

But scientists say it’s also about little things — namely, microbes.

Everywhere you look on Earth, you’ll find these single-celled organisms making a living. And in the process, they produce...

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Red Lake embraces food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Red Lake Nation hopes to grow enough healthy, organic food to feed the entire tribe. It has plenty of land and abundant natural fertilizer. The only thing it doesn't have is enough equipment.
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Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods 16.6.2019 LA Times: Business

This weekend will mark two years since Amazon.com Inc. announced it was acquiring Whole Foods Market. It was a thunderclap that demonstrated Amazon’s ever-growing ambitions and all but assured that e-commerce was about to rattle one of the last corners of retail to remain insulated from digital...

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New Boulder County GMO crop transition plan still has critics 1.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder County open space staff have modified proposed changes to a plan to phase out the production of genetically modified foods on thousands of acres of publicly owned cropland.
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5 Things Airlines Can do Better 30.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Even if there’s no available information to share, show sympathy and take ownership of the situation," says Brian Kelly, CEO of The Points Guy.
Saturday Cook: A grilled carrot recipe to star in your summer barbecue 25.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

I have to admit, I used to hate carrots. Growing up on grocery store carrots, most often whittled down to the “baby” variety, I grew to associate their tooth-snapping brittleness and orange color with a one-note sweetness. They were “health” food that you snacked on instead of the chips you actually...

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The abandoned farms behind the global coffee craze 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“A lot of farms are being abandoned,” says Sonia Vásquez, an organic coffee grower on the slopes of San José in southwest Honduras. “A lot of people are migrating — many can no longer make ends meet.”

Over the last six years Vásquez, 46, has seen her crop devastated by disease — a coffee tree fungus...

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How celery became the unlikely star of the produce aisle 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On a recent Saturday afternoon, shoppers at Erewhon Market on Beverly Boulevard made a beeline to the produce aisle to stock up on bundles of organic celery. Others waited patiently at the health food store’s cold-pressed juice bar to order 16 ounces of the fibrous green vegetable in liquid form.

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Burger Day at the Smorgasburg is happening Sunday and more restaurant news 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Openings

Pit perfect

The Barbakush food truck recently opened a restaurant in Boyle Heights. Led by Petra Zavaleta, a specialist in pit-roasted, Puebla-style lamb barbacoa and lamb menudo, the business once operated from the family home. In addition to barbacoa, the menu includes picaditas, cemitas...

Life on the ‘Biggest Little Farm’: behind the scenes of a biodynamic blockbuster 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

At 6:30 every Monday morning, the 60-member team at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark gathers around a campfire in the vegetable garden to discuss what happened over the weekend — maybe a lamb was born, or thousands upon thousands of ladybugs made their seasonal return to the rows of fennel — and...

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The Top 10 Brunch Restaurants to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC 10.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Be a good kid and keep mom out of the kitchen on Mother's Day.
Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is a winning doc about a couple’s agricultural dream 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few things have sent up our food-conscious era quite so accurately (or affectionately) as that first-season “Portlandia” sketch in which a restaurant waiter is given the third degree by concerned patrons over the bona fides of the menu’s locally raised chicken. (“It’s not some guy on a yacht in...

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A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture 9.5.2019 Truthout.com
Regenerative farming has the potential to heal our planet by creating a massive carbon sink.

The post A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture appeared first on Truthout.

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Radioactive Carbon from Nuclear Bombs Has Reached Earth's Deepest Point 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Study reveals how fast pollution from human activities can enter the food webs in the deepest part of the ocean.
Essential California: Why San Francisco banned cashless stores 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, May 8, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Trying to describe the outpost of the fast-casual chain Organic Coup at 10th and Market streets in San Francisco feels a little like unpacking a series of Bay Area-themed Russian...

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San Francisco poised to make stores accept cash, saying cashless businesses hurt the poor 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards.

The Board of Supervisors will take...

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As cow milk loses popularity, big dairy and plant-based milk makers team up 7.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Dairy farmers are indignant about beverages being called milks when they are actually made of oats or almonds or sunflower seeds. Even worse, these impostors have been draining the market share of what cows produce.

But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Although farmers loudly voice their complaints...

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Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves? 6.5.2019 Truthout.com
Capitalism disconnects us from that which sustains us: our planet. Let's devote ourselves to reconnecting.

The post Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves? appeared first on Truthout.

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Evolution Is a Brutal, Uncaring Opponent That We Need to Outmanoeuvre 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Our ancestors were subjected to full-strength, undiluted, CFC-free, pure-organic, additive-free natural selection. The biggest recipients were young children, for which evolution had the greatest appetite of all.
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