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Cadbury Chocolate to Get Fair Trade Certification 9.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 9 (OneWorld.net) - Cadbury, an iconic candy company in the UK, plans to achieve Fair Trade certification for its famous chocolate bars, a move that will will triple sales for Fair Trade cocoa farmers in Ghana.

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Spoiled indeed 7.3.2009 Gristmill
By Tom Laskawy I like Paul Roberts. I liked his book . But I must admit that I was a bit underwhelmed by his recent article on sustainable farming in Mother Jones , " ." That's not to say there's nothing to recommend it. His central premise -- that we way we're farming today isn't sustainable and that no large-scale model of what sustainable agriculture would look like currently exists -- is valid and important (as anyone who hangs out around here is well aware). And any article that gets its money quote from sustainable ag guru Fred Kirschenmann is certainly on the right track. Said Kirschenmann, "We've come to see sustainability as some kind of fixed prescription -- if you just do these 10 things, you will be sustainable, and you won't ...
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US Advocates Congratulate Cadbury on Fair Trade Chocolate Announcement 7.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Global Exchange and the International Labor Rights Forum, two organizations leading campaign efforts in the US to improve living and working standards for cocoa farmers around the world, welcome Cadbury's plans to achieve Fair Trade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk by the end of summer 2009.

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Should Your Pet Be Vegetarian Too? 6.3.2009 TreeHugger
If you are a vegetarian, does that mean your pet must be as well? Should our own moral choices about not eating other animals be visited upon our dogs and cats? Do our pets have the right to eat other animals? Do we deprive our pets by making them vegetarian? Are we denying the fact that they are carnivores? How do you keep them from hunting, if that is their nature? I don't really know the answers to those questions, but I bet have pretty strong opinions about the subject. ... ...
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Seven Ways to Eat Green (and Inadvertently Lose Weight) 5.3.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via: /Flickr With the U.S. ranking as the fattest country in the world and therefore home to most of the world’s weight conscious, I’ve often marveled over the fact that the emerging green food movement is never touted as a diet—even though the planet-friendly food choices we make are often the most waistline-friendly. Here are seven reasons why greens eaters have a leg up when it comes to losing weight--whether they're aware of it or not:... ...
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Taste Test: Organic Chipotle-Lime Ranch Dressing 5.3.2009 TreeHugger
Image via: Author's Photos While perusing the aisle of my local grocery store the other day, looking for some sort of "sauce" to go on quesadillas and burritos, I ran across this Chipotle-Ranch Dressing. Perfect I thought. Then I got it home and realized it was a "vegenaise" product. Good Grief! I'm a vegetarian, but I've had trouble getting into the alternative cheese and mayo products. Do I risk ruining my dinner over this? What do I do? What DO I do?... ...
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Sow the Seeds Announces Grants to Support Local Food Systems in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa 3.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
Sow the Seeds, a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in partnership with the Wedge Co-op, announced a series of small grants today to support farmer education and outreach on season extension for fruit and vegetable production in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Season extension strategies like low-tech hoop house/high tunnel structures enable farmers to start growing earlier in the spring and extend their harvest later into the fall.

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Fair Trade Brings Hope to Palestinian Farmers 2.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 2 (OneWorld.net) - The world's first Fair Trade olive oil, which will provide crucial income for impoverished farmers in Palestine, went on sale last week in London.

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After the Green Economy, Green Security 27.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

Now that we've decided to "green" the economy, why not green homeland security, too? I'm not talking about interrogators questioning suspects under the glow of compact fluorescent light bulbs, or cops wearing recycled Kevlar recharging their Tasers via solar panels. What I mean is: Shouldn't we finally start rethinking the very notion of homeland security on a sinking planet?

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Chip Ward: After the Green Economy, Green Security 27.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Isn't it time that we green-ed homeland security? I'm not talking about cops wearing recycled Kevlar recharging their Tasers via solar panels.
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The Department of Homegrown Security 27.2.2009 Truthout.com
Common to sudden catastrophes is the shock of finding the world upside down. The water is suddenly on top instead of under; the rumbling earth swallows houses and spits out lava; the mud wall slides down from above; the flames roar up; the wind spins; the tower topples. In an instant, everything is broken and nothing works. What you relied upon is gone. The destruction of the World Trade Center towers was that kind of deep disturbance, even if it was man-made. The shock of 9/11 was so profound that we thought it would define the twenty-first century, and even now it's hard for any event to match the immediacy, the drama, ...
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Recession Challenges Fair Trade 21.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

MEXICO CITY  - The world economic recession is threatening the progress Latin America has made in fair trade. The leaders of this alternative form of exchange are making emergency contacts in order to assess the situation and come up with strategies to confront it.

Most of the representatives of fair trade organizations interviewed for this report believe the recession's impact is inevitable, but there are some who see the crisis with optimism, such as networks in Argentina and Brazil who go so far as to predict improvements in this sector.

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Kerry Trueman: Farmers + Fashionistas = Sex and the Country? 20.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
My style is more Birkenstock than Birkin bag, so Fashion Week doesn't do much for me. You know the Shopocalypse has arrived when designers...
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Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater? 18.2.2009 AlterNet
The "new meat movement" is against industrial meat production, but not against eating meat. Their thinking is problematic.
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Don't Fall for the 'Conscientious' Claims of New Meat Movement -- It's Still Dead Flesh 18.2.2009 AlterNet
The "new meat movement" is against industrial meat production, but not eating meat itself. However, the thinking is still flawed.
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George Spyros: Veggie Post Coitus: PETA Reasons to Go Veg Video Omits Climate Change, Includes Impotence 16.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Being the day after Valentine's Night, we turn to a CNN news package (done in the grand journalistic tradition of Andy Rooney BTW) wherein...
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Checkout Line: Dime bag 13.2.2009 Gristmill
By Lou Bendrick In , Lou Bendrick cooks up answers to reader questions about how to green their food choices and other diet-related quandaries. what food worries keep you up at night. Dear Checkout Line readers, You know how those languishing items on your to-do list start to gnaw at you like -- I don't know, like something that gnaws? Well, my backlog of Checkout Line reader questions is really bugging me, especially as it becomes clearer that I won't be able to respond to each and every one of you (especially you ) who was kind enough to write to me. I lay part of the blame on my assistant, who can't make coffee or type but instead eats rawhides and snores with his eyes open. Given my time constraints and limited staff, I'm going to ...
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Farmer's Daughter: A decadent chocolate cake for your sweetie, minus the animal products 13.2.2009 Grist Magazine
For years, April McGreger spent Valentine's Day in the kitchens of restaurants, whipping up delectable confections for other people's sweeties. This year, she'll be at home, thinking only of her own honey, who happens to be a lactose-intolerant chocolate fanatic. To please his palate -- and, as a bonus, the sensibilities of the PETA crowd -- April has conjured up an easy vegan chocolate cake that sacrifices nothing in terms of flavor. ...
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Veggie Post Coitus: PETA Reasons to Go Veg Video Omits Climate Change, Includes Impotence 13.2.2009 TreeHugger
With amore top of mind for the big day tomorrow, we turn to a CNN news package (done in the grand journalistic tradition of Andy Rooney BTW) wherein a spokesman for PETA speaks in defense of the organization's recent pro-vegetarian ad " Veggie Sex ." He notes that the controversial spot has generated over 1 million visits to PETA's website (which now also let's viewers watch in their own individual videos as well as ...
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Farmer's Daughter: A decadent chocolate cake for your sweetie, minus the animal products 13.2.2009 Grist Magazine
For years, April McGreger spent Valentine's Day in the kitchens of restaurants, whipping up delectable confections for other people's sweeties. This year, she'll be at home, thinking only of her own honey, who happens to be a lactose-intolerant chocolate fanatic. To please his palate -- and, as a bonus, the sensibilities of the PETA crowd -- April has conjured up an easy vegan chocolate cake that sacrifices nothing in terms of flavor. ...
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