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How the Government Should Support Local Farms 12.11.2009 Newsweek Top Stories
A small farmer on how the government can help rebuild the infrastructure he needs to survive. ...
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Green Drinks at the Bully Ranch in Vail 11.11.2009 Vail Colorado: News
Green Drinks at the Bully Ranch in Vail Vail Daily staff report newsroom@vaildaily.com Vail, CO Colorado VAIL, Colorado - Green Drinks will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bully Ranch inside the Sonnenalp in Vail. Green Drinks is an international grass roots event for people who care about a sustainable future. It's a space where sustainable peoples, business owners, government officials and ordinary folk can mingle and talk about ideas over drinks. Green Drinks is an organic event, spawned from the minds of many. It has no rules or regulations, although we do try to emphasis specific topics, showcase environmentally sensitive businesses and ingest only the finest local food and beverages, everything else is ...
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Show-Off Sides to Rival the Pull of a Drumstick 11.11.2009 NY Times: Most Emailed
Some side dishes can beat the traditional pull of the bird and create the indulgent holiday feeling that hovers over the table.
Study Analyzes Food Waste in Britain 10.11.2009 NYT: Home Page
A new report suggests that British consumers unnecessarily discard $20 billion worth of food and drink every year.

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Middle classes 'turning to shoplifting' 10.11.2009 The Guardian -- Front Page
Fashion and speciality food stores the target for amateurs as thefts hit £4.88bn Ethical clothing shops – lock up your berets and cashmere sweaters. Waitrose be warned – keep a close eye on the " Brie le grand rustique ", shitaki mushrooms and organic coffee beans. Middle class people hit by the recession are behind a surge in shoplifting, it has been claimed. Shoplifting in Britain shot up in by a fifth to £4.88bn in the 12 months to June, as more people turn to theft "to sustain their standard of living". Fashion clothing stores saw one of the highest increases in theft – up 9%, followed by speciality food and convenience stores – up 8.4% and DIY outlets – up 4%. The survey found that an average shoplifter takes goods worth £80.31, ...
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Truly, a case of 'crap art' 10.11.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
WELLINGTON, New Zealand » A sculpture of a New Zealand government minister crafted from cow manure sold for New Zealand dollars 3,080 ($2,220) on an auction Web site.
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AD: 10.11.2009 Boston Globe: Business
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Organic Valley dairy co-op will tap new markets 10.11.2009 Star Tribune: Business
Minnesota organic dairy reaches deal to extend its reach.
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SCIENCE NEWS 10.11.2009 Washington Post: Science
You knew those Ding Dongs, candy bars and strips of bacon weren't good for you. But now comes a study suggesting that junk food may be addictive in the same way as heroin or cocaine.

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Vail Natural Path: Environmental impacts on fertility 10.11.2009 Vail Colorado: Our World
Vail Natural Path: Environmental impacts on fertility Eliza Klearman Vail, CO Colorado We know, without a doubt, that impaired fertility is on the rise. Currently, one out of every six American couples has problems conceiving a child within the first twelve months of trying. Unfortunately, our toxic environment is playing a large role in declining reproductive health. Taking some precautionary measures prior to conception can both enhance fertility and create a healthier pregnancy and baby. The first question to ask is, "Why is infertility on the rise?" Our exposure to environmental toxins greatly affects our reproductive health. Environmental toxins affect sperm count, movement, and morphology. Boys born to mothers with a high body ...
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My year of living without money 9.11.2009 Guardian: Environment
Is it possible to live without spending any cash whatsoever? After becoming disillusioned with consumer society, one man decided to give it a try The morning I finally decided to give up using cash, the whole world changed. It was the same day news broke about the banks' misbehaviour in the sub-prime mortgage market, so when I began telling people of my plans, they assumed it was in preparation for some sort of apocalyptic financial meltdown. However, having long viewed credit as a debit against future generations, I was infinitely more worried about what George Monbiot called the "nature crunch". Nature, unfortunately, doesn't do bailouts. I suppose the seeds of my decision to give up money – not just cash but any form of monetary credit – ...
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Snowbowl construction still in limbo 8.11.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Some members of Arizona's congressional delegation -- including U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff -- have asked: When is construction going to start at Snowbowl?
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Snowbowl construction still in limbo 8.11.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Some members of Arizona's congressional delegation -- including U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff -- have asked: When is construction going to start at Snowbowl?
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Fairtrade is the best hope for India's tea producers 8.11.2009 Guardian: Environment
The Chamraj estate in Tamil Nadu is thriving thanks to the Fairtrade Foundation - but the same cannot be said for the south Indian tea industry The price of basic farm commodities has been hammered over the past 40 years, placing unbearable pressure on farmers. At the bottom of the food chain are smallholders. With processors, brokers, auctioneers, speculators and retailers all taking a cut, there is little left to pay the producer. The situation adds to the rural poverty endured by a third of the world's population. It is why 15 years ago the Fairtrade Foundation started . The idea is to offer growers a minimum price to make production cost effective and then pay a premium on top, to be invested in social projects – normally education, ...
Refusing Flu Shots? Maybe You're A 'Denialist' 8.11.2009 NPR: Saturday
At the Ocean Charter School near Marina del Rey, Calif., 40 percent of the 2008 kindergarten class received vaccination exemptions. Author Michael Specter says the parents in this upscale enclave are prime examples of what he calls "denialism."
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Ecosystem in Peru Is Losing a Key Ally 7.11.2009 NYT > World
Peruvians pose what might be a final challenge to the ecosystem supported by the giant huarango tree, which is coveted as a source of charcoal and firewood.

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Couple teach organic farming methods 7.11.2009 Post-Bulletin: Local News
ELBA -- Gray earth in the waterlogged field blended with the somber late October sky as Sandy Dietz poked holes into a raised row of soil
Red Hook Journal: Dust Has Yet to Settle Over New Concrete Plant 7.11.2009 NY Times: NY Region
A factory nearing completion in Brooklyn has raised protests over its potential effect on the neighborhood’s air quality and changing image.

Why We Need Bees and More People Becoming Organic Beekeepers 7.11.2009 AlterNet
Bees teach us how to live our life in a way that by taking what we need from the world around us, we leave the world better than we found it.
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Obama bemoans double-digit joblessness, says he'll persevere in quest to revive economy 6.11.2009 Star Tribune: Politics
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