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Food for Fort: On ethical tea, fresh yeast and Medjool dates 27.3.2010 Guardian: Environment
Will a cuppa taste better if it's Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance? Plus can yeast be frozen, and where can I buy jumbo Medjools? I'm confused by the labelling on tea and coffee. Is it better to buy Fairtrade , where workers get a fair price, or Rainforest Alliance , which I assume means rainforests aren't cut down to grow the product? Does RA mean workers get fair pay, too? Shopping is a nightmare for the ethically minded these days, and it's virtually impossible to square the virtuous circle. For example, so much organic food for sale in the UK is sourced elsewhere; how do we reconcile that with the environmental damage caused by bringing it here? But then, if we don't buy foods from developing countries, are we depriving those farmers of ...
Walmart sets sights on new target — Whole Foods 26.3.2010 MSNBC
For decades, the Walmart brand meant low, low prices. The big box chain is now going toe to toe with high-end grocery stores by offering high-quality from local small farms. ...
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Revealed: Monitoring of Organic Food a Travesty 26.3.2010 AlterNet
The USDA's own Office of the Inspector General came out with a formal report on its monitoring of its organic program during the Clinton and Bush years and it's scathing.
The great grocery smackdown 26.3.2010 MSNBC
For decades, the Walmart brand meant low, low prices. The big box chain is now going toe to toe with high-end grocery stores by offering high-quality from local small farms. ...
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Healeo supplement shop on Capitol Hill capitalizing on healthy craze 26.3.2010 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
By the time Justin Brotman finished retail gigs at Great Earth and Simply Seattle, he was ready to start Healeo — in the midst of the recession.
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Raw foods help control weight 25.3.2010 Chicago Tribune: Health
Making 80 percent of your diet raw fruits and vegetables will help you not only live healthier but also longer -- and without ever having to worry about being overweight.
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'Ethical' Easter egg taste test 25.3.2010 Guardian: Environment

How do the 'ethical' chocolate brands' Easter egg offerings measure up? We sampled 20 products on the organic and fair trade market


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Field Report : Rice Dreams in Louisiana - NYTimes.com 25.3.2010 NY Times: Magazine
Gumbo with brown rice? How one Louisiana farmer decided to go against the grain.

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Kombucha Tea Attracts a Following and Doubters 25.3.2010 New York Times Health
Looks and aroma notwithstanding, Kombucha tea attracts followers and doubters.

Recipes for Health: Spaghetti With Edamame, Parsley, Garlic and Olive Oil 25.3.2010 IHT: Health/Science
This pasta is easy to throw together if you’ve got frozen peas or edamame at hand.

Carbondale on biofuel production frontier 25.3.2010 Vail Colorado: Editorials
GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A consortium of governmental, educational and community-based organizations, loosely based in Carbondale, believes it has a partial solution to the nation's energy problems. And that solution offers a glimmer of hope for the agricultural sector of the western Colorado economy, which is increasingly threatened by the twin pressures of energy exploration and residential sprawl. An organizer of the Western Colorado Carbon Neutral Bioenergy Consortium, Morgan Williams of the Flux Farm Foundation in Carbondale, said recently that the consortium's goal is to plant crops, termed "biomass," which are high in "bioenergy," grow well in the arid western high country and will not compete with food production. The term, ...
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Farmer Friendly Zone: Better School Food = More Local Farms 24.3.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Melissa Waldron Lehner

Last week, U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, unveiled the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which provides $4.5 billion in new child nutrition program funding over ten years.

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Making sense of organic choices 24.3.2010 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Making sense of organic choices
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John Crisp: Ever think about dirt? You should. 24.3.2010 Star Tribune: Commentary
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Archie Bronson Outfit Spins 21st-Century Sci-Fi Grooves on 'Coconut' 24.3.2010 Wired Top Stories
With vintage synths, sine wave oscillators and spacey videos, the English trio bolts together a forward-looking sound that's part Sun Ra, part Flash Gordon and impossible to pin down.


Whose Food Politics 24.3.2010 American Prospect
The chasm between foodies and those relying on food stamps doesn't have to be so wide.
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Chicago high schoolers to demand better food at board meeting 23.3.2010 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago high schoolers to demand better food at board meeting
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A Company Fueled by Athletes' Sweat 23.3.2010 WSJ: Most Emailed Today
Clif Bar co-founder Gary Erickson traveled race-to-race to hook high performers on his his healthy snack.
Whole Foods, United Natural Foods Muscle Suppliers to Boycott Consumer Group 22.3.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) carries a big public interest stick.

It can mobilize the 850,000 people in its network to pressure corporations and governments.

The goal – clean, safe, organic foods and products for America.

One way that OCA raises money – it charges for ads on the group’s popular web site – organicconsumers.org.

Two companies had purchased logo space on the OCA web site – Organic Valley and Nature’s Path.

Until last year.

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Prince Charles to host final of TV cookery programme 22.3.2010 New Kerala: World News
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