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Eco-Junk: Why Buying Less Is More Than Buying Green 24.7.2007 Common Dreams: Views
It wasn’t meant to happen like this. The climate scientists told us that our winters would become wetter and our summers drier. So I can’t claim that these floods were caused by climate change, or are even consistent with the models. But, like the ghost of Christmas yet to come, they offer us a glimpse [...]
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 24.7.2007 SFGate: Op-Ed
Pelosi sells out California on farm bill Editor -- Your July 21 article, "Pelosi takes heat for OK of farm bill,'' states that "Pelosi's prime motivation in supporting the current farm policy apparently is to preserve the re-election prospects of... ...
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PASTURED APLENTY / Going organic: Demand for dairy goods from farms that avoid antibiotics and growth hormones is soaring, and consumers are willing to pay the price 23.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
Surrounded by cows in one of organic dairyman Tony Azevedo's pastures, visitors from the city are struck by a sound most of them have never heard -- stereophonic munching. The cows are eating ryegrass, clover, alfalfa -- as many as 70 different... ...
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Pastured a-plenty / Going organic: Demand for dairy goods from farms that avoid antibiotics and growth hormones is soaring, and consumers are willing to pay the price. 23.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
Surrounded by cows in one of organic dairyman Tony Azevedo's pastures, visitors from the city are struck by a sound most of them have never heard -- stereophonic munching. The cows are eating ryegrass, clover, alfalfa -- as many as 70 different... ...
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Regulators are investigating online postings by the Whole Foods chief 18.7.2007 International Herald Tribune: Business
Whole Foods said it was contacted by staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said it planned to cooperate with the investigation of anonymous postings directed at a rival.
California growers closer to reaping farm bill bounty / Deal for millions to help state agriculture 18.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
California's fruit, nut and vegetable industry -- aided by Bay Area food and environmental activists -- got its first big bite out of Depression-era federal farm programs, long the multibillion-dollar bastion of commodity barons from the South and Midwest, in... ...
Whole Foods reviews postings 18.7.2007 Chicago Tribune: Business
SEC also examining messages by CEO

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday that its board has formed an independent committee to investigate postings made on financial message boards by Chief Executive John Mackey and that it has been contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is conducting its own inquiry into the messages.

State could reap first bumper crop of farm bill cash / Long drought in subsidies nearing end 18.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
California's fruit, nut and vegetable industry -- aided by Bay Area food and environmental activists -- got its first big bite out of Depression-era federal farm programs, long the multibillion-dollar bastion of commodity barons from the South and Midwest, in... ...
Private Labels Changing Food Industry 17.7.2007 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ralcorp Holdings Inc. of St. Louis has seen sales surge close to 60 percent over the last few years, thanks to steady sales of its cereal, crackers, cookies and jellies....
Kenyan fury at threat to organic trade 15.7.2007 The Guardian -- World Latest
Poor farmers could lose their livelihoods if the UK approves a ban on air-freighted imports.
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Gerber Baby Cereal Recalled Over Choking Hazard 14.7.2007 WCCO: National
Gerber Products Co. recalled all packages of its organic rice and organic oatmeal cereals Friday because of potential clumping of the baby food, which can pose a choking hazard.
Gerber baby cereal recalled over choking hazard 14.7.2007 Star Tribune: Nation
Whole Foods executive had secret online alter ego 13.7.2007 International Herald Tribune: Business
Using the pseudonym, John Mackey posted more than 1,100 entries on a Yahoo bulletin board over a seven-year period, championing Whole Foods Market's stock and occasionally blasting a rival, Wild Oats Markets.
Poll: 92 Percent Want ‘Country of Origin’ Labels 12.7.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers overwhelmingly support stricter food labeling laws, with 92 percent of Americans wanting to know which country produced the food they are buying, a consumer magazine said on Tuesday. Consumer Reports said recent food scares, including worries about peanut butter and lettuce, have made Americans more interested in knowing not only how their [...]
Organic farming could feed the world 12.7.2007 New Scientist: News
Doing away with pesticides and artificial fertilisers would not reduce the world's food supply and could increase food security, say researchers
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Whole Foods executive had secret online alter ego 12.7.2007 International Herald Tribune: Business
Using the pseudonym, John Mackey posted more than 1,100 entries on a Yahoo bulletin board over a seven-year period, championing Whole Foods' stock and occasionally blasting a rival, Wild Oats Markets.
Whole Foods chief ripped rival online 12.7.2007 Chicago Tribune: Business
Anonymous postings preceded now-stalled Wild Oats purchase

The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. wrote anonymous online attacks against a smaller rival and questioned why anyone would buy its stock, before Whole Foods announced an offer to buy the other company this year.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 11.7.2007 SFGate: Op-Ed
Missing from 'the new food crusade' Editor -- "The new food crusade" (Chronicle, July 10) is bigger than organic farming. It must also be concerned about the 12 percent of Californians who are food-insecure, and the 4 percent of California families who... ...
The new food crusade / Organic farms, conservation, fruits and veggies in schools -- the Bay Area leads the charge to change how Congress subsidizes farming Organic farms, conservation, fruits and veggies in schools -- the Bay Area leads the charge to cha 10.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
It was almost accidental activism. Acme Bread's Steve Sullivan was on a class trip to Washington, D.C., with his 13-year-old daughter when their flight home was canceled. A scramble to rebook ended with the Berkeley food artisan and his family seated almost... ...
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Businesses try making their own energy 10.7.2007 International Herald Tribune: Business
By using byproducts of natural oils that it processes as fuel, Twin Rivers Technologies is among the growing number of U.S. businesses that are trying to gain control over soaring energy costs by producing it themselves.
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