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Groups Make Stink over San Francisco 'Biosolid' Compost 7.4.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Peter Fimrite A national environmental group is focusing attention on a San Francisco program that transforms human waste into backyard compost, calling the program little more than a scheme to sling toxic toilet sludge back at the people who produced it. The hullabaloo is over a program by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which once a month distributes biosolid compost to gardeners, school groups and homeowners for free. The commission claims the compost is heat-treated fertilizer that is as good as the stuff sold in gardening stores. read ...
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Biodynamic farmers connect to earth's rhythms 7.4.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
Biodynamic farmers connect to earth's rhythms
Biodynamic farmers connect to earth's rhythms 7.4.2010 AP Business
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. (AP) -- When vintner Randall Grahm chose the softly sloping hillside and time to plant his new pinot noir vines, he weighed all the things farmers usually consider: drainage, soil quality and weather....
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Biodynamic farmers connect to earth's rhythms 7.4.2010 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
When vintner Randall Grahm chose the softly sloping hillside and time to plant his new pinot noir vines, he weighed all the things farmers usually consider: drainage, soil quality and weather.
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Taiwan to open consulate office in Kolkata,improves trade ties 7.4.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Farmers go 'organic plus' with biodynamic approach that connects plants to earth's rhythms 7.4.2010 Star Tribune: Nation
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Dakota County gardening program aims to help low-income people or food shelves get more produce 7.4.2010 Twincities.com: Local
When Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, she reflected a growing trend.
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2 pigs attacked at Colorado Springs farm 6.4.2010 Vail Colorado: Editorials
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Two pigs were tied up and beaten at a foundation-owned farm in southwest Colorado Springs, and farm operators say one may have to be euthanized. Venetucci Farm manager Patrick Hamilton says the pigs were attacked twice, on March 31 and again Monday. Hamilton says it appears the pigs were hit with a fence post, rather than attacked by dogs or coyotes. He is asking anyone with information to contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. The 190-acre farm is owned by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. It grows and sells organic produce and offers education and volunteer programs. It gives away pumpkins to children every fall. ___ On the Net: http://www.ppcf.org/Venetucci ___ Information ...
Farming fame 6.4.2010 BBC: World
How one man went to hoe, laughing all the way
Sludge Campaigners Press Alice Waters to Speak Out 5.4.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Alexis Baden-Mayer

In early 2010, the Organic Consumers Association took on an important cause for the organic movement: Ending the practice of dumping toxic sewage sludge on land. As a first target, we took on the City of San Francisco, whose Public Utilities Commission has been giving toxic sewage sludge to community gardeners calling it "organic biosolids compost." For this Bay-area campaign, the first person we thought of to call on for support was organic chef and advocate Alice Waters.

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What You're Eating Could Make or Break Our Planet -- 7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet 5.4.2010 AlterNet
Anna Lappe talks about her new book "Diet for a Hot Planet" and explains how to change our diet so it becomes part of the solution, not the problem.
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Eat to save the oceans, Vail Valley 4.4.2010 Vail Colorado: Our World
VAIL VALLEY - Fishing communities around the world are grappling with declining, even collapsing, fish stocks, and the human appetite for seafood is almost entirely to blame. But diners can help reverse troubling ocean trends, armed with little more than some knowledge and a fork (or chop sticks). The number of imperiled fish stocks has increased fairly steadily since the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization began monitoring fishery resources globally. Since 1973, global fish consumption has more than doubled to an estimated 118 million tons. In 2005, a staggering three quarters of the world's fish stocks were fully exploited, overexploited, depleted or recovering from overexploitation, meaning they have been fished at or beyond ...
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Gulag Ag Versus the White House Egg Roll 4.4.2010 Truthout - All Articles

There's America the Mythical, with the White House Easter Egg Roll scheduled for next Monday, and activities, in the words of the White House press release, designed to "encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The White House will open its South Lawn for children aged 12 years and younger and their families."

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Answer Man: Organic weed killer may not exist 4.4.2010 Post-Bulletin: Local News
Dear Answer Man, do you know if there is a lawn service in the area that uses organic or natural materials to get rid of the numerous noxious summer weeds?
Off the Shelf: ‘Green Gone Wrong’: Can Capitalism Save the Planet? 4.4.2010 NY Times: Business
In a new book, Heather Rogers warns of the dangers of buying into green euphoria and says green capitalism is undermining ecological progress.

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The First Taste of 2009 3.4.2010 WSJ: Most Emailed Today
Sampling the first wines of the new Bordeaux vintage en primeur. The good news: The wines are great.
New Jersey Dining | Peapack-Gladstone: Food From the Farm at Ninety Acres at Natirar 3.4.2010 NY Times: NY Region
The new restaurant Ninety Acres at Natirar sets a standard.

Organic Farming Opens a Way for Farmers to Return to Their Proper Role as Innovators and Stewards of the Land 3.4.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Olga Bonfiglio

"There seems to be three ways for a nation to acquire wealth:  the first is by war...this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way."  Benjamin Franklin

The twenty-first century's uncertainty about the future abounds with predicaments like climate change, depletion of our water resources, and the end of cheap energy.  And farmers are being called upon to assume a new role as innovators and stewards of the land because they know how to produce food.

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She yanks their food chains 2.4.2010 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
She yanks their food chains
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She yanks their food chains 2.4.2010 LA Times: Most Emailed
She yanks their food chains
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