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Hollywood Dispute Pits Parking Against Organic Food 25.12.2010 NYT: Home Page
A film school is trying to block a renewal of the permit for the Hollywood Farmers Market because it obstructs its most convenient parking lot.

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Man ready to move on Hopkinton, NH, power plant 24.12.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
Man ready to move on Hopkinton, NH, power plant
Festive spirit 23.12.2010 BBC: Front Page
The farmer who refused to let customers down because of snow
Santa Cruz grower's $1 million in damages upheld 23.12.2010 SFGate: Top Stories
Santa Cruz grower's $1 million in damages upheld
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“Coexistence” with Monsanto: Hell No! 23.12.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Ronnie Cummins

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it."

Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."

Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications, quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 1998

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Appellate court: Santa Cruz organic dill grower has right to sue neighboring farm for 'pesticide drift' 23.12.2010 San Jose Mercury News: Santa Cruz/Central Coast
This week, California's Sixth Appellate District Court in San Jose upheld Larry Jacob's right to sue the pesticide applicator, Western Farm Service, and let stand the $1 million award a jury handed Jacobs two years ago. The ruling becomes final in 30 days.
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Everyday Organic: 50 New Year’s resolutions 23.12.2010 Salt Lake Tribune
By Maryjane butters Updated Dec 22, 2010 05:44PM MDT You could vow— yet again — to join a gym, organize your closet or diversify your investment portfolio. But if you prefer a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of New Year, here’s your list of resolutions — organic style! 1. Banish high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from our diet. Refuse to buy into their marketing campaign that says it’s the same as sugar. It isn’t. 2. Try the 100-mile diet. Eat only what’s been grown or raised within 100 miles of home. 3. Promise to mind your manners, especially on the I... ...
Genetic breakthrough in fight against honeybee killer 22.12.2010 Guardian: Environment
Scientists have developed a chemical-free technique that could make the deadly varroa mite self-destruct A breakthrough in the battle against a deadly mite responsible for decimating the honeybee population has been welcomed by conservation groups. The varroa mite is the biggest killer of honeybees and has become resistant to medication developed to destroy it. But now scientists have identified a genetic technique that could stop the mite in its tracks. Researchers from the government's National Bee Unit and Aberdeen University have worked out how to "silence" natural functions in the mites' genes. Alan Bowman, from the University of Aberdeen, said: "Introducing harmless genetic material encourages the mites' own immune response to prevent their genes from expressing natural functions. This could make them self-destruct. "This approach targets the mites without harming the bees or, indeed, any other animal." Giles Budge, from National Bee Unit, part of the Food and Environment ...
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Ahmedabad hosts traditional food festival 20.12.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Hofer: Just in time for the holidays 20.12.2010 ICT: Living
Eating well is important for everyone, but it’s essential if you have cancer.
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Fort Collins homebrewer talks about his hobby-turned-passion 19.12.2010 Vail Colorado: Columnists
Editor's note: Brew Genius, an annual feature we run every winter, profiles some of the homebrewers competing at this years Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival. The 11th annual festival takes place Jan. 6 through 8 at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. For more information on the event, visit or call High Point Brewing at 970-524-1092. 1. Vail Daily: Evolution of a brewer: From a style and/or technique standpoint, where did you start? Where are you now? Remi Bonnart: In the late '90s, a friend gave me a few pieces of homebrewing equipment, some of which I still use today. I started out brewing a few extract batches and found out that this was the hobby for me. 2. VD: What is your favorite beer-related destination? RB: Probably Belgium! I am always am amazed at the sheer number of breweries and diversity of beers in a fairly small country like Belgium. The Trappists are some of my favorite Belgian beers because they are so unique and are ...
The Year in Food: 2010's Best, Worst and Most Delicious Food Stories 18.12.2010 AlterNet
A recent poll showed that most people thought the top three food stories of the year were all about food safety -- but there are many more that made our list.
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Are Foodies Driving Illegal Whaling? 18.12.2010 AlterNet
It's surprising that the whale meat industry still exists. Chalk it up to supply and demand, and yes, there is a demand.
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Everyday Organic: Pet projects to keep the lil’ critters happy 18.12.2010 Salt Lake Tribune
By MaryJane butters Updated Dec 17, 2010 02:12PM MDT When it comes to unconditional adoration, nobody does it better than our pets. That’s why most of us just can’t leave the lil’ critters out of holiday gift giving. But there are better ways to thank your pet than with a mass-produced toy made who-knows-where or a store-bought treat full of who-knows-what. Nothing says love like homemade— and even the furriest and most feathered among us will notice the difference. Dogs • No doubt right about now you’re seeing rawhides in every size, shape and... ...
U.S. Weighs Restrictions on GMO Crop 17.12.2010 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Agriculture Department is considering restrictions on where and how a genetically modified crop can be grown, in a move that could affect the broader farm industry.
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Jim Hightower | Food for Thought 16.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

In this joyous season, friends and family come together to cook, share and savor nature's bounty. As we tuck into food and drink this year, we can be especially appreciative because -- wow! -- another scientific breakthrough has been made in food production.

"The benefit is something that can be identified just about by everybody," exulted Neal Carter, who helped produce this long-awaited advance for humankind.

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Letter from India: Indian Farmers Turn to New Crops as Climate Gets Drier 16.12.2010 NY Times: World
The shift in strategy is an indication of hope for agriculture in this part of South India. It is a sign that farmers are trying to adjust to accommodate what has in many respects been a painful decade.
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In a global economy, what does it mean to 'buy local'? 16.12.2010 Local
Despite its international flavor, the Latin-themed District Del Sol on St. Paul's West Side is the latest in a long line of communities to adopt the slogan "buy local" for the holidays. The Riverview Economic Development Association kicked off its campaign late last month with a business luncheon, urging more West Side residents to consider a trip to, say, Novedades Lupita and El Burrito Mercado for their Christmas sweaters and holiday fixings, respectively, rather than SuperTarget or the Mall of America.
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Fixing our food: Here's to speedy passage of a desperately needed and long overdue food-safety bill 16.12.2010 Houston Chronicle: Editorial
Here's a fervent wish that we can soon stop holding our collective breath and finally achieve at least a measure of control over the foods we eat.

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Food for Thought 15.12.2010 Views
by Jim Hightower

In this joyous season, friends and family come together to cook, share and savor nature's bounty. As we tuck into food and drink this year, we can be especially appreciative because — wow! — another scientific breakthrough has been made in food production.

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