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Federal Court Delays Wild Oats Acquisition 21.8.2007 NY Times: Business
The takeover of Wild Oats Markets by Whole Foods Market was delayed Monday by a federal appeals court in Washington.
Environment: Leo DiCaprio Takes Up Where Al Gore Left Off in New '11th Hour' Environmental Documentary 20.8.2007 AlterNet
DiCaprio's 11th Hour is a powerful documentary that makes the case that our way of life is totally at odds with the sustainability of our planet. But the film needs the Hollywood star to draw a lot more publicity to it.
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The Feed: How to Add Oomph to ‘Organic’ 19.8.2007 NY Times: Business
Despite year after year of double-digit growth, organics receive a pittance in financing and staff attention at the Department of Agriculture.
FTC appeals judge's decision in Whole Foods case 18.8.2007 Star Tribune: Business
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Friday appealed a court ruling that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to purchase rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc.
FTC Appeals Whole Foods Ruling 18.8.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
Federal regulators on Friday appealed a court ruling that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to purchase its rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc. The Federal Trade Commission has also asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to... ...
Whole Foods Prevails:Will ‘Operation Goldmine’ now follow? 17.8.2007 Common Dreams: Views
Whole Foods has been cleared to commence “Operation Goldmine.” That’s good news for the large organic-foods grocer, but the outlook is a bit gloomier for consumers.This year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asked the courts to prevent the proposed $565 million merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats. The FTC contends that the merger would [...]
FTC Appeals Whole Foods Ruling 17.8.2007 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Friday appealed a court ruling that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to purchase its rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc....
FTC Appeals Whole Foods Ruling 17.8.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
Federal regulators on Friday appealed a court ruling that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to purchase its rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block the $565 million deal, arguing that it would ...
Judge clears way for Whole Foods to buy Wild Oats 17.8.2007 Star Tribune: Business
A federal judge denied the FTC's bid to temporarily block the $565 million sale on grounds that it would lead to less competition and higher prices for buyers of organic foods.
Judge Sides With Whole Foods on Deal for Wild Oats 17.8.2007 NY Times: Business
A federal judge rejected a bid by government antitrust authorities to temporarily block Whole Foods Market’s planned acquisition of a rival, Wild Oats Markets.
Nestlé reveals surprise share buyback 15.8.2007 Financial Times US
Nestlé said it would plough profits into a $21bn share buyback programme and shun major acquisitions as pricing power helped it outmuscle soaring input prices to post a forecast-beating earnings rise
Daily Digest 15.8.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
Drivers get a break at gasoline pumps California's gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels since March, the AAA of Northern California auto club reported Tuesday. The state's average price for a gallon of regular is $2.93, down 23 cents in ...
Plowing Depleting Earth's Soil Supply: Study 14.8.2007 Truthout.com
New Zealand's Farm News reports: "Traditional plow-based agricultural methods and the need to feed a rapidly growing world population are combining to deplete the Earth's soil supply, a new study confirms."
Van Jones | How to Make the Green Movement Less White 9.8.2007 Truthout.com
Writing for ColorLines, Van Jones says, "In response to mounting ecological crises, the United States is going through its most important economic transformation since the New Deal. Unfortunately, the vital process of change along more eco-friendly lines is moving ahead with practically zero participation from people of color."
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Trappings of Modern Life Bring an Early Death to Valley of the Immortals 8.8.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
VILCABAMBA, Ecuador - For centuries Vilcabamba was a South American idyll. The valley boasted a lush and tranquil setting in remotest Ecuador, a year-round balmy climate, pristine mountain water, abundant fruits and grains. The inhabitants lived long and healthy lives. So long and so healthy that from the 1950s scientists have flocked here to study the [...]
Food-safety measures selective in China / Top-quality products reserved for export, government officials 6.8.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
China - This is a rare place in today's China. With no industrial pollution and a temperate climate, farms here produce some of the country's best fruits and vegetables - famous not only for their taste, but mainly because they are uncontaminated.... ...
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In the Region | New Jersey: How Far to the Organic Arugula? 4.8.2007 NY Times: Real Estate
When an Eden Gourmet store opened in Hoboken, condominium developers immediately began promoting the proximity of their projects to the store.
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FTC Jousts With Whole Foods 3.8.2007 Washington Post
Antitrust enforcers square off against Whole Foods on pending $565M purchase of rival Wild Oats.
Some in Berlin Oppose McDonald's Arrival 30.7.2007 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin's funky Kreuzberg neighborhood teems with diverse places to eat. It has Chinese and Thai, a laid-back cafe with old sofas and dark German beer, and an Italian coffee bar with artisan-roasted beans and organic provolone....
Farm bill's foes see Senate as next battleground / House approves measure 231-191 28.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
The five-year, $286 billion farm bill that passed the House on Friday angered Bay Area food and environmental advocates who hoped to make the farm bill into a food bill, but they now turn their aim to the Senate to try to shift billions of dollars in crop... ...
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