User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
Category: Food Systems :: Local Food Systems
Last updated: Mar 27 2019 22:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Defending the Bolivarian Revolution, one commune at a time 26.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Fernando Arce In Venezuela, socialist communes play a key role in the production and distribution of food directly to families as hyperinflation, price speculation and illegal U.S. and Canadian sanctions limit access to many necessities. In the wake of Juan Guaido's unconstitutional self-proclamation as president, communes have also taken a more active role in the defence of the Bolivarian Revolution by holding those who are leading it accountable, including incumbent president Nicolas Maduro's government. Direct democracy A commune is an amalgamation of communal councils, each made up of at least 250 neighbouring families. Each council elects members to be part of working committees that identify the issues affecting their communities as well as brainstorming solutions as a community. Those solutions are presented to a citizen's assembly made up of at least 10 per cent of the families within each communal council. Funding and resources come from government ministries. Communes are not only large ...
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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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For partnerships to be sustainable, they must be SMART 25.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Five keys to successful business strategies for public-private partnerships.
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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Is sustainable agriculture the future, or the past? 9.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The history of our food system isn't just about food, it's also about power.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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The community composting movement: how to make a closed-loop food-and-waste system sexy 2.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
As public awareness of composting models grows, a new vision is emerging.
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The United Nations backs seed sovereignty in landmark small-scale farmers’ rights declaration 18.1.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Conventional modern agriculture threatens seed diversity around the world — but a new UN declaration seeks to reverse that.
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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Let's do launch: 3 startups leading in circular economy innovation 11.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The LAUNCH Circular Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas, showcased innovative solutions to circular design and manufacturing challenges.
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The link between food waste and packaging 23.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
It's a matter not just of portions but of poor materials and design choices.
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A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agribusinesses vs. community agriculture — an American tradition?
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Fair share: How a sharing economy can chop down on food waste 17.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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Trump and new Senate allies threaten Canadian Indigenous communities near the Alaska border 8.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg The results of this week’s mid-term elections pose a direct threat to Indigenous communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories. And Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson dreads what could be coming. On the eve of the U.S. mid-term elections earlier this week, Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, a Gwich’in community north of the Arctic Circle, posted the following on Facebook: “I’m Canadian. Why am I so interested in U.S. politics? Oh yeah, the fate of Porcupine Caribou lies in the hands of the biggest idiot to ever hit the planet!!” Fort McPherson lies on the east bank of the lower Peel River, just east of the N.W.T.-Yukon border. At an equivalent degree of latitude in eastern Canada it would be on tree-less tundra. In McPherson, however, you look out to dense forests of spruce, pine, willow and birch. There are two stores in the town of fewer than a 1,000 people, where you can buy high-priced canned and packaged goods and freezer-burnt fruit and vegetables. Eating “out ...
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Can cooperatives save America's small farms? 11.10.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Amid a nationwide rise in worker-owned businesses of all types, small farms across the country are foregoing traditional farm ownership and reaping the benefits of cooperative farming.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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Why sustainable businesses should consider plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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Why sustainable businesses should be thinking about plant-based workplaces 29.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Tracking environmental impacts often doesn't include food consumption. Here's why it must.
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What will it take to end plastic pollution? 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.
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Inside the global war on plastic pollution 10.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How did we get here? Where is all this going?
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