User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
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Last updated: May 21 2018 14:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture 21.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Re-building resilience, one community at a time.
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Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt 21.4.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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The 2018 Farm Bill's Hidden Agenda to Push Millions Off Food Stamps 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout doesn't take corporate money and we don't shy away from confronting the root causes of injustice. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? Last August, on the first day of an eight state, two-installment RV tour to address poverty and prosperity in rural America for the upcoming farm bill, US Department of Agriculture Secretary George "Sonny" Perdue visited the Wisconsin State Fair.  Activities that morning included carnival rides and a listening session with farmers, which Perdue hosted alongside Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Afterward, Perdue, Walker and their families were in search of food. Walker quipped, "We'll probably find a few things on a stick." Perdue then set out in a Class A Hurricane Thor Motor Coach (floorplans start with an MSRP value above $100,000) to meet with young farmers at a farm he called, "a feed the hunger" type farm -- in reference to the Hunger Task Force Farm south of Milwaukee. Perdue also hosted Paul Ryan in the RV later that day. They sat ...
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Amazon's experimental recipe for food retail 13.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Food is turning into an information business, and the online retailer-turned-grocer has an unassailable competitive advantage.
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Is the future of farming vertical? 6.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Companies including AeroFarms aim to narrow the farm-to-table gap.
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How Food Stamps Are Keeping Small Farms in Business 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. On a weekend morning, the farmers market stretches out like a long caterpillar. Customers mill about, pushing strollers and walking dogs. A band is playing something folksy. Vendors stand behind tables that are literally spilling over with winter greens and root vegetables. It's a picture-perfect image that connotes abundance and community -- if you have the cash for it. The local food movement has been criticized for catering to middle- and upper-class Americans, and for leaving behind the low-income in all of the hype for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and "know your farmer" initiatives touted in glossy food magazines. But in the last decade, food justice activists have sought to correct this, connecting low-income consumers with cooking classes, gardening workshops, children's programming, and locally grown and culturally appropriate foods. Enter Double Up Food Bucks, a program that doubles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly ...
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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "Many people are angered by the cruelties of the twenty-first-century economy. And their fury has fueled worldwide protest. Simultaneously, and almost everywhere, low-wage workers and small farmers began to revolt: in New York City restaurants, laundries, and warehouses, in Western Cape wineries and the garment shops of Phnom Penh, in Southern California Walmarts, and the big hotels of Providence, Oslo, Karachi, and Abuja. As capital has globalized, so has the labor movement. Marches, strikes, protests, and sit-ins from Tampa to Mali have changed the global conversation about workers' rights." So writes Annelise Orleck in her new book We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages -- which, as she explains on this week's episode of Off-Kilter, tells the story behind the growing global labor movement ...
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Eat Purely, boosted by demand for healthy food delivery, eyes expansion 12.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Eat Purely CEO and co-founder Jeremiah Green discusses the meal delivery service’s future plans and new kitchen space in ...
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Processed-food stalwart Kraft Heinz creates unit to go after health-conscious consumers 8.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
The maker of the top-selling processed cheese slice is creating a business unit to fund and foster food brands for the protein bar and greek yogurt set. Kraft Heinz — which makes brands including Oscar Mayer, Velveeta and Jell-O in addition to its namesake macaroni and cheese and ketchup — ...
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McDonald's to roll out fresh beef burgers nationwide this spring 6.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
McDonald’s plans to introduce fresh beef burgers in all U.S. restaurants by early May, the fast-food chain’s latest move aimed at drawing customers, boosting sales and propelling the business into the future. Quarter Pounders and Signature Crafted burgers will be made with patties that are ...
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New Study Shows Free School Lunches Boost Earnings 13.2.2018 Truthout.com
Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. A new study from a trio of economists proves the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. According to their research, free lunch actually has payoffs -- to the tune of $11,700 more in lifetime earnings for future workers. The study starts in the 1950s and 60s, when Sweden gradually rolled out high-quality, nutritious, free lunches to every child in its school system. Thanks to Sweden's meticulous data collection, the authors were able to link detailed information about individual schoolchildren -- including how many years they had access to free lunches -- with decades of subsequent earnings, employment, and even medical data. The economists discover that the school lunch program had tremendous positive effects, increasing adult earnings by about 0.35 percent for every year a student had access to ...
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Can taxing 'bad' foods improve public health? 31.1.2018 TreeHugger
When citizens are unable to stay healthy, cash-strapped governments are forced to consider drastic measures.
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What White People Can Do for Food Justice 29.1.2018 Truthout.com
People of color have been working for food justice for decades. They need resources. Chef Nadine Nelson, creator of Master Cooks Corps train-the-trainer program, says white people in the food movement should ask: What are you doing to hold yourself accountable to people of color? Best-selling author Mark Bittman prepares lunch in Washington, DC, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Photo: Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post via Getty Images)   Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! It is possible that the rich and famous can offer more to society than glimpses into their opulent lifestyles. The cult of celebrity today goes beyond our desire and admiration of superstars' expensive clothes, cars, and houses. We want to know where they stand on important issues that impact our lives, like racism, sexual violence, the environment, food and land reform. To our consolation, some of them are actually using their platforms to stand ...
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What's your foodprint? A guide to sustainable eating 24.1.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health I learned a lot of lessons growing up in southern Saskatchewan -- and most were related to using resources respectfully, eating healthy, and producing and buying food responsibly. I didn't realize it at the time (and the debates about climate change and carbon emissions were a few decades off for sure when I was a kid) but I was learning to live sustainably, before the word became trendy. I can still remember the long rows of potatoes we dreaded planting each spring, weeding throughout the hot Prairie summer, and harvesting in the sometimes really cold days of early fall. And I still remember my dad dropping off a few extra bags to appreciative families who didn't have a garden and were a bit down on their luck. While my mother never canned fruits or vegetables, I remember some of my aunts canning as much fresh produce as they possibly could, given the room they had on the shelf. What we eat definitely has climate impact but there is often more than meets the eye when you start calculating ...
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Artificial Light Matters 12.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Light is an important cue for nearly all life on Earth. Plants use light for photosynthesis, animals use light to set sleep cycles, and marine organisms use light to find food, avoid predators and even hide in plain sight.
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Automated hydroponic gardens help you grow fresh produce indoor year-round 5.1.2018 TreeHugger
Grow some of your own greens, veggies, and herbs indoors with one of these automated hydroponic growing systems.
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Polar Permaculture grows fresh food in one of the coldest, darkest regions on Earth (Video) 22.12.2017 TreeHugger
Looking to reduce waste, increase local food security and create a "circular economy," this permaculture project is growing food in the Arctic.
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Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health 20.12.2017 Environmental News Network
The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch, new research from biologists at the University of California San Diego has shown for the first time.
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New Research Shows: Organic Farming Can Make an Important Contribution to World Nutrition 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-based products in the human diet, less concentrated feed and less food waste. At the same time, this type of food system has extremely positive ecological effects, i.e. considerable reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – and does not lead to increased land use, despite lower agricultural yields. These are the findings of a new study, which included the Vienna-based Department of Social Ecology among its contributors. Results have recently been published in “Nature Communications”.   
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How much does it cost to feed a family in Canada? 15.11.2017 TreeHugger
Unfortunately, following the recommended nutritious diet would put a lot of families in the hole.
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