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Climate: Putting People Over Money 26.2.2011 Truthout.com

While debate about whether climate change is real or not continues in the US, the world's leading producer of CO2 emissions per capita, those already living with the effects, like Jose Domingo Cruz in El Salvador, don't have time to debate.

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Human milk ice cream goes on sale 26.2.2011 The Guardian -- Front Page
Covent Garden ice cream parlour sells out of delicacy despite charging £15 for every 10 ounces At £15 for every 10 ounces, you could certainly say they're milking it for all it's worth. A central London ice-cream parlour has started selling ice-cream made with human breast milk. The Icecreamists in Covent Garden, London, have named their unusual delicacy Baby Gaga. The treat is made by mixing breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest. The milk has been donated by women who were paid £15 for every 10 ounces of their bodily fluid. The dessert is offered up in a martini glass to those daring enough to try it for £14. Liquid nitrogen is also poured into the glass using a syringe. Despite its unusual ingredient, the company said the "organic, free-range and totally natural" product sold out when launched today. "The response has been amazing. People at first say it's disgusting because it's a bodily fluid, but so is cow's milk," said owner Matt O'Connor. "People love it ...
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UK company sells human breast milk ice-cream 26.2.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
UK company sells human breast milk ice-cream
Ice cream made with human breast milk sells out at London parlor 26.2.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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UK company sells human breast milk ice-cream 26.2.2011 AP Top News
LONDON (AP) -- Gross or tasty? A London company is offering an unusual dessert - ice-cream made with human breast milk....
Green Scene: Some ideas for an environmentally friendly landscape 25.2.2011 Washington Post: Real Estate
Now is the time to formulate your spring garden plans. Before you choose the plants you will install this year- or design the entire landscape-consider the ways you could make your gardens more productive and environmentally friendly. Here are some suggestions:

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Jay Landesman obituary 25.2.2011 Guardian: Environment
Writer and publisher who mixed with the Beat generation and the Soho set The death of the writer and publisher Jay Landesman, aged 91, marks the demise of one of the last links to the Beat, hip and cool roots that inform modern culture. For many budding Beat writers, Neurotica, the magazine Jay founded in the US in the 1940s, was the first place they saw their names in print. In the 1980s and 90s, as a louche habitué of the Groucho Club, London, Jay fell naturally into that Soho routine that moved from the Colony Room club to the French pub to Gerry's bar to the Coach and Horses (where he was banned for a while) and back to the Groucho. However, he always had his wits about him and had a shrewd eye for publishing opportunities that went all the way back to his early years in New York, where he had published Neurotica. Landesman was born in St Louis, Missouri, the son of an immigrant Jewish artist from Berlin and a mother who ran an antique gallery. In the late 1940s, on antique-buying ...
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Shoppers wary of genetically modified foods find they're everywhere 25.2.2011 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Genetically modified plants grown from seeds engineered in labs now provide much of the food we eat. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects, and corn and soy are common food ingredients.
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Shoppers wary of GM foods find they're everywhere 25.2.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Chances are, you are eating them anyway.
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Shoppers wary of GM foods find they're everywhere 25.2.2011 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Chances are, you are eating them anyway....
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Steamboat growers begin collecting pledges for 2011 crops 24.2.2011 Steamboat Pilot
Outdoor planting season in the upper Yampa Valley is at least three months away, but vegetable growers here and on Colorado’s temperate Front Range are already lining up pledges for the 2011 crop from residents eager to get fresh produce.
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Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers 24.2.2011 Truthout - All Articles

Farmers like genetically modified (GM) crops because they can plant them, spray them with herbicide and then there is very little maintenance until harvest. Farmers who plant Monsanto's GM crops probably don't realize what they bargain for when they sign the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement contract. One farmer reportedly 'went crazy' when he discovered the scope of the contract because it transfers ALL liability to the farmer or grower.

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Why Monsanto Always Wins 23.2.2011 Truthout.com

The recent approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa is one of most divisive controversies in American agriculture, but in 2003, it was simply the topic at hand in a string of emails between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Monsanto. In the emails, federal regulators and Monsanto officials shared edits to a list of the USDA's questions about Monsanto's original petition to fully legalize the alfalfa. Later emails show a USDA regulator accepted Monsanto's help with drafting the initial environmental assessment (EA) of the alfalfa and planned to "cut and paste" parts of Monsanto's revised petition

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Wal-Mart in worst-ever sales slump 22.2.2011 Chicago Tribune: Business
Wal-Mart in worst-ever sales slump
Wal-Mart Grapples With Slump 22.2.2011 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Wal-Mart is amid its worst U.S. sales slump ever and is expected to post its second straight year of declining same-store sales. Having veered from the winning formula of "every day low prices," the question now is whether the retailer can get back on track and, if so, how quickly.
Opinion: Immigrants and food: another way to shape the national conversation 22.2.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
How do we get beyond the hostility and negative associations regarding immigrants and shine a light on their contributions to our economy and culture?
Urban Store Promotes Self-Sufficiency 21.2.2011 Albuquerque Journal: Business
Want to grow organic, nonhybrid, nonmodified fruits and vegetables? The newly opened Urban Store at 3209 Silver SE has seeds for that.
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Wagering With Our Lives 19.2.2011 Truthout.com

For the past six months, I have been researching since I found out that it might happen, what it would mean if a Marcellus Shale natural gas well gobbles up five to ten acres of our 50-acre organic farm in western Pennsylvania. In doing the research, I was often troubled by talk about the Marcellus Shale "play." Is that the shale formation a mile or more below us? Why would they call that a "play"?

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Change has long helped spice the broth in JP 19.2.2011 Boston Globe: Page One
Change has long helped spice the broth in JP
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Can You Trademark Urban Homesteading? 19.2.2011 AlterNet
News that a family well known from practicing self-sufficiency decided to trademark the terms "urban homestead" and "urban homesteading" has shocked many.
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