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Tourism, cultural festivals have great potential: Guv 17.1.2011 New Kerala: World News
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Op-Art: Introduction by the Author 16.1.2011 NY Times: Editorials
Aphorisms to live by.

Can Individual Action Save the Planet? 16.1.2011 ConsortiumNews.com
As the Republican-dominated Congress dismisses global warming, average people will have to step up, observes Don Monkerud. January 15, 2011
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Hold the meatloaf; here's the tilapia 16.1.2011 Star Tribune: Local
Meals on Wheels in Ramsey County gets a healthful makeover.
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Green giants: the eco power list 16.1.2011 Guardian: Environment
We all agree that the planet is in a perilous position. But what is the best way to save it? We name the 20 activists, filmmakers, writers, politicians and celebrities who will be setting the global environmental agenda in the coming year From David Attenborough to Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Town movement, the Observer Ethical Awards has honoured many movers and shakers in ecological and social justice. So it seems fitting to launch our sixth awards by profiling the 20 global figures who'll exert influence in 2011. For those on our list, the coming year might best be described as "take your partners" time, as activists and corporates scramble for power – and we're predicting some unlikely marriages ahead. Commentators have noted that big business is taking an unprecedented interest in the environment and are pushing for conservation capitalism. The really big decisions from the climate-change conference in Cancun have effectively been rolled over to December's summit in Durban when ...
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Alternative treatments for diabetes -- do they work? 16.1.2011 LA Times: Health
Alternative treatments for diabetes -- do they work?
DeLay’s Spin Cycle 15.1.2011 FactCheck
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay resorted to hyperbole Wednesday when he claimed that he was tried and convicted for money laundering in the nation's most liberal county. It's liberal all right, but dozens of other counties are more so. "I was tried in the most liberal county in the state ...
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13 most surprising health food impostors 14.1.2011 MSNBC
You're probably interested in buying the healthiest foods, but unless you're a supersavvy shopper, be warned: Your diet may conceal some nasty surprises.
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USDA Funds Domino's Secret $12 Million Bailout 14.1.2011 AlterNet
Under the guise of the Dairy Management organization, the USDA funded Domino's rebranding campaign.
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A lawmaker-astronaut love story 14.1.2011 CNN: Top Stories
There's a moment from Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly's 2007 wedding that everyone seems to remember.
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St. Cloud Hosts Minnesota Organic Conference 14.1.2011 WCCO: National
FarmingThe essentials of organic farming will he highlighted at the annual Minnesota Organic Conference on Friday and Saturday at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
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GM chickens 'do not spread flu' 14.1.2011 BBC: Science
UK scientists have created the world's first genetically modified chickens that do not spread bird flu.
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The American Fast Food Syndrome 13.1.2011 Common Dreams: Views
by Kristin Wartman

Working with people as a nutritionist, I’m often met with resistance. I try to explain making healthful food choices without using trigger words like organic, sustainable, or even local. “When I hear the word organic I think of Birkenstock-wearing hippies in Cambridge, Massachusetts or Berkeley, California,” one of my clients told me recently.

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World Hunger Best Cured by Small-Scale Agriculture: Report 13.1.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Nidhi Prakash

The key to alleviating world hunger, poverty and combating climate change may lie in fresh, small-scale approaches to agriculture, according to a report from the Worldwatch Institute.

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World hunger best cured by small-scale agriculture: report 13.1.2011 Guardian: Environment
A move from industrial farming towards local food projects is our healthiest, most sustainable choice, says Worldwatch Institute The key to alleviating world hunger, poverty and combating climate change may lie in fresh, small-scale approaches to agriculture, according to a report from the Worldwatch Institute . The US-based institute's annual State of the World report , published yesterday, calls for a move away from industrial agriculture and discusses small-scale initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa that work towards poverty and hunger relief in an environmentally sustainable way. The authors suggest that instead of producing more food to meet the world's growing population needs, a more effective way to address food security issues and climate change would be to encourage self-sufficiency and waste reduction, in wealthier and poorer nations alike. "If we shift just some of our attention away from production to consumption issues and reducing food waste, we might actually get ...
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Fighting for fish – where's the catch? 13.1.2011 Guardian: Environment
The fishing industry is in a shocking state. We're throwing half our North Sea catch back, dead. We're dyeing our salmon to make it a prettier pink. What's to be done? The premise of my three-part series Hugh's Fish Fight (shown on Channel 4) is to highlight that the fish-eating habits of this nation are seriously misaligned with the long-term viability of our fisheries. More than half the fish we eat comes from just three species – cod, tuna and salmon. You don't have to think too hard about that statistic to see the problem. The first two shows focused on cod and tuna. Cod, a fish we have all been told is in big trouble, is being thrown back dead into the North Sea in vast quantities because of crazy EU quota rules. There has already been a very strong reaction to the anti-discards campaign Fish Fight . Thousands have signed up to our protest letter to Brussels, Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has launched a new initiative to try to reduce discards, which ...
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Demand For Quinoa A Boon For Bolivian Farmers 13.1.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
Quinoa, once a staple of the Incas, is now increasingly popular in the United States. But over the past decade, the price has increased sevenfold, and its popularity abroad is pushing up prices and gradually making it harder for Bolivians to buy.
Industrial Ag Once Again Demanding a Free Pass to Crap in Your Backyard 13.1.2011 AlterNet
Industrial ag is admitting that it needs to trash its neighbors and the surrounding landscape to thrive. And it wants us to believe that there are no alternatives.
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No Twinkies? Vending machines go organic 12.1.2011 MSNBC

Fresh Healthy Vending, a San Diego based company that sells organic vending franchises, has generated $3.8 million just four months after it started selling franchises.There's never been a better time to be a vending machine, as long as you're dispensing organic foods and snacks, that is.


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The Tragic State of the Gulf of Mexico: Sampling Reveals Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Coast 12.1.2011 Truthout - All Articles

In October 2010, Truthout tested several water and soil samples from the Gulf of Mexico for chemicals in BP's crude oil and toxic dispersants. One sample of dead marine life was also tested.

Truthout also obtained and had analyzed a sample of pure Corexit 9500, one of the toxic dispersants used to sink the crude oil. The dispersants BP has used in the Gulf of Mexico are banned in at least 19 other countries. BP has used at least 1.9 million gallons of the dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico to sink their 4.9 million barrels of crude oil.

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