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Whole Foods Plans to Remove More Than Half of Its Board 11.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Whole Foods Market plans to remove more than half of its 12 sitting directors over the year and name a new chairman in an effort to show it is open to change after two big shareholders called on the chain to explore a sale.
Reel in a halibut, then try a pan-roasted halibut recipe by Tilth’s executive chef Joel Panlilio 10.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The halibut fisheries off the coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound are now in full swing with anglers bringing home nice filets of this delightfully tasting white-fleshed fish. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, executive chef Joel Panlilio of Tilth in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood has a pan-roasted halibut recipe that […]
Vail company creates single-serving organic cake mixes for home delivery 10.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh created Healthyish Foods because she loves dessert, but she also wants to help people avoid overindulging. The company ships organic, single-serving baking kits to customers' doors.
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Ag Dep’t delays animal welfare standards for organic meats 10.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying for six months a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards. Former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Department announced the rule two days before he left office in January. The regulations are designed to ensure that organically grown livestock […]
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Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From 6.5.2017 NPR: Saturday
Is there a difference between organic milk bought in a grocery store and milk bought straight from farmers? Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his findings.
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UC Davis sues strawberry scientists over fruits of research 6.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
FRESNO — Plant scientist Douglas Shaw spent his career toiling in the fields in California to grow the perfect strawberry, one that was plump and bright red yet remained sweet even after the long trip to grocery stores across the country. In a case set for trial in federal court this month, the university is suing Shaw and his scientific partner, saying they stole the school’s intellectual property by taking some of the fruits of their research with them. The two scientists claim in a $45 million lawsuit of their own that the university has unfairly kept some of their work locked in a freezer and is depriving the world of a better strawberry. Some farmers in the state are worried the battle is going to stymie research and cause them to lose their competitive edge. The university accuses the researchers of patent infringement and violating an oath they signed not to enrich themselves by taking or acquiring plants, seeds and other biological material and continuing their research using descendants of ...
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'Black cousin' remark at Idaho commencement sparks criticism 6.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address that has since sparked criticism from attendees. Meg Carlson, president and CEO of Boise-based Prosperity Organic Foods, has come under scrutiny while talking about accepting a job nearly 30 years ago inside a smaller division of a company known as the “black cousin.” Carlson, who is white, is also the chair of Boise’s elite Arid Club. She made the remarks Wed...
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“Black cousin” remark at commencement sparks criticism 6.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address that has since sparked criticism from attendees. Meg Carlson, president and CEO of Boise-based Prosperity Organic Foods, has come under scrutiny while talking about accepting a job nearly 30 years ago […]
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How One African Refugee Is Feeding One of the Hungriest Places in the US 5.5.2017 Truthout.com
No need is more basic than food, and food insecurity and hunger impacts immigrants and refugees more than other Americans, studies have shown. Though still modest, Rosata Hezumuryano's Happiness Family Farms is now helping to meet that need at New Columbia in Portland, Oregon. Rosata Hezumuryano, a Burundi refugee who founded Happiness Family Farm at New Columbia, the state’s largest subsidized housing community. (Photo: Courtesy of Village Gardens)The story of Rosata Hezumuryano's Happiness Family Farm wouldn't much matter if so many Portlanders and Oregonians weren't so hungry. Portlanders? Hungry? In the city the TV show Portlandia depicted as a haven for young retirees  interrogating servers about local chicken ? The spot the New York Times has written myriad food stories about,  using language like "foodie haven "? Yes. One in five in Portland experiences food insecurity, federal statistics show, and as recently as 2015  the city was third nationally  amongst big cities for food stamp use: ...
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Seven Colorado restaurants that make gluten-free easy 5.5.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month in Colorado's gluten-free golden age.
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Milk from large dairies, including Colorado’s Aurora Organic Dairy, may not be as organic as you think 3.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
Grazing practices at larger "organic" dairies produce milk that is almost identical to conventional milk in tests of fat types.
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Is your ‘organic’ milk is really organic? Critics say big farms’ standards can fall short. 2.5.2017 Washington Post
Visits by The Washington Post to dairy farms raise questions about whether large farms meet organic standards and whether inspectors are well-positioned to know.
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“Father of cannabis research” touts medicinal potential of CBD at Pueblo conference 30.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
PUEBLO -- If the United States stopped viewing CBD as an illegal substance, it would unlock the marijuana compound’s immense potential as medicine, the “father of cannabis research” said Saturday.
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Ending hell on earth for D.C.’s children 29.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Those traumatized by the brutality and violence that surround them need special attention.
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The next big march in Washington should be for food, celebrity chefs say 29.4.2017 Washington Post
The next big march in Washington should be for food, celebrity chefs say
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Spring swap of veggie starts can change the flavor of your garden 28.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Seed starting is an old fashioned exercise by any measure. But starting your own allows you to experiment with new or unusual varieties, or commit to your garden politics and meet other people with dirty hands.
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Why we need to stop throwing out food and start thinking of it as a resource 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Before you toss that leftover food, consider composting. L.A. Compost shares tips and information
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Even the organic milk craze isn’t enough to end glut 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Organic milk production has surged so fast in the past two years that some of the surplus is being sold at a lower price without an organic label. A few dairies are just dumping what they can’t sell.
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Take a break from Waikiki's waves for Oahu's one-day authentic farm tours 26.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Most travelers go to Oahu to see the waves of Waikiki. May 6 provides a different experience, an opportunity for visitors to seek out the island’s agricultural roots during a series of farm tours.

You’ll need a car to make the one-hour drive from the Waikiki resorts to the old Waialua Sugar Mill...

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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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