On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health 26.10.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health Oliver Camp Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30 On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse. The challenges facing us are wide-ranging. The way the world produces and consumes food causes huge environmental impacts, and yet 3 billion people worldwide are unable to afford a healthy diet, and up to a third of the food we produce is wasted. What’s more, hunger and micronutrient deficiencies are concentrated among the poorest and most vulnerable — often including those who produce the food we eat. Meanwhile, the so-called double burden of malnutrition is on the rise: hunger and malnourishment coexisting with overweight and obesity, often in the same countries, communities or even individuals. Tackling these multiple challenges and threats requires coordinated action from the public sector, private ...
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The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt 12.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The state of Alaska sues the Federal Subsistence Board for approving an emergency hunt for the Organized Village of Kake, despite the tribal community’s dire food shortage.
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Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems 10.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems Meredith Storton Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the inequities and fragility of our industrialized food system and accelerated the movement to create strong regional food systems that support local growers, provide food security, give communities agency over their food supply and yield environmental benefits. These systems will remain out of reach, though, unless we address persistent, decades-old structural issues. Price pressures continue to challenge the viability of decentralized food systems and communities of color continue to be underserved — as farmers, food chain workers, supply chain entrepreneurs and consumers. We need to change both who we fund and how we fund if we want to create equitable, thriving regional food systems. What will it take to achieve such massive shifts? RSF Social Finance has been reflecting on that question as we wind down our Food System Transformation Fund, a pooled loan fund ...
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20 must-read books about food systems 10.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
20 must-read books about food systems Danielle Nierenberg Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50 With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing. But even as these shifts expose inequities in the health and food systems, many experts hope that the current moment offers an opportunity to build a new, more sustainable food system. To understand what it will take to move forward, Food Tank has compiled its summer reading list to delve into the issues that affect our food system today. These 20 books provide insight into food access and justice in Black communities, food relief and school nutrition programs, the effects of technology on global food supply chains, the relationship between climate change and food production, and much more. 1. " Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity " by Priya Basil (forthcoming November) Priya Basil explores the meaning of hospitality within a variety of cultural, linguistic and ...
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It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards 2.6.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards Carol Goodstein Tue, 06/02/2020 - 00:00 Hunting and gathering for food is taking on a whole new meaning of late. The ever-lengthening line at my local Whole Foods starts to wrap around the outside of the store before 7 a.m., as socially distanced shoppers — securely donned in gloves, masks and even plastic face shields — wait nervously to scavenge for their week’s worth of essentials along with their COVID-19 indulgences: the extra bars of Hu chocolates and Enjoy Life cookies, in my family’s case. We once thought of foraging as an activity engaged in only by our very remote ancestors and distant "primitive" people. But the spread of COVID-19 has heightened the subsistence survival instinct in all of us. In a way, we are not so dissimilar from "primitive" people in places such as the Amazon Basin as we might have thought.  And now, we’re all vulnerable to the same pandemic virus. Only with virtually no resistance, no ...
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The US needs a Green New Deal for farmland 22.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Right now is the time to ensure farmland is conserved and that farmers have opportunities to combat climate change — and to right the wrongs of an unjust history.
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Trend: Nutrient diversity goes beyond meatless meat 16.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The potential of lab-grown and plant-based protein as a solution to climate change and world hunger has already generated a great deal of buzz.
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Childhood hunger in the US is a solvable problem 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There’s no shortage of food in the country. Here's how one organization is connecting hungry kids to the abundance of food and existing programs previously inaccessible to them.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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We need to think beyond urban farming 26.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
But the broader agricultural world can learn much from how those operations use data.
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The complexities of composting 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article is adapted from GreenBiz's weekly newsletter, Circular Weekly, running Fridays. Subscribe here.These days, recycling gets all the attention. Yet while the world scoffs at global recycling rates and panics at plastic pollution, I often wonder when a similar wave of public outrage will arrive for recycling’s biological counterpart: the humble world of compost. 
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Animal welfare expert Temple Grandin: Creative problem-solving takes visual minds 28.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Instrumental in designing more humane practices for McDonald's, the Colorado State university professor chats about the promise of regenerative agriculture and the state of sustainability in slaughterhouses.
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 2) 20.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Two-way conversations. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Here’s what inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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Climate change poses an existential risk to ocean industries. Here’s how they can respond. 13.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And three ways to approach solutions.
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers 25.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI) — technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence — may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale. And big data — data sets that reveal telling patterns about growth, yield, weather and more — may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike.
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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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Circularity in cities is about equity, too 1.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Don’t forget the economy in the circular economy.
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Can better broadband and big data save rural America? 21.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Independent farms need better internet to survive, let alone to compete with the large agriculture industry.
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