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Living without plastic: One family's journey 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jasper and Vjera Watts, along with their two young children, are trying to live a plastic-free life. It isn't easy.

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Your hummus habit could be good for the Earth 10.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
High in fiber and protein, chickpeas are playing a starring role on menus. They're also good for soil health -- and growing demand could help restore soils depleted by decades of intensive farming.
Toxic PFAS chemicals in food and food packaging pose risks to grocery stores and big box retailers 8.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With toxins in food packaging and supplychains, companies are exposed to major financial, reputational and legal liabilities.
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All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage 7.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June temperatures climb outside.

Inside this dimly lit chamber of the Lineage Logistics warehouse, it is 10 degrees below zero — cold enough to stop a ballpoint...

NYPD Officers Pay for Accused Shoplifter's Groceries Rather Than Arrest Her 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"They are the kind-hearted cops who quietly do good deeds for New Yorkers in need," a police spokesman said of the Good Samaritan officers.
A Süprmarkt for the people challenges ‘food apartheid’ in South L.A. 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“We have cilantro, basil,” says Olympia Auset as she helps a customer sift through a wooden box filled with an arrangement of green herbs and lettuces. “They’re really good for heavy metal detoxing,” she points out.

Another box holds fruit; pineapples and fresh ginger root decorate the table. It...

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Yakult, ramen or Asian pears: What does your H Mart purchase say about you? 1.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If you’re lucky enough to live by an H Mart — the Korean grocery chain with a massive selection of everything from fermented soybean paste to kitchen electronics — you know that the variety of offerings can be overwhelming. The H in H Mart stands for “han ah reum,” or “one arm full of groceries.”...

An Intimate Look at Everything Duncan Hunter Allegedly Bought With Campaign Money 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
On the evening of Oct. 27, 2015, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) met up with a lobbyist he knew through the D.C. social scene at a political event held at the Hamilton Hotel in the nation’s capital. Theirs was a professional relationship; she had supported his congressional campaigns in the past, having organized fundraisers and events […]
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Grocery market coming to Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood with federal funding 26.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A small food market will open in Sun Valley,  the neighborhood with one of Denver's greatest concentrations of poverty, with government funding.
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Shoppers at a Costco in Corona struggle with deadly shooting in a food-tasting line 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Costco store in Corona was busy as usual on Thursday afternoon. Families were taking home large pizzas and rotisserie chickens for dinner and hauling away packs of toilet paper and paper towels to last the month.

There was little physical sign of what happened nearly a week earlier when an...

Grocery strike rocked Southern California 16 years ago. It may happen again soon 22.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Nearly 16 years ago, the largest and longest supermarket strike in U.S. history reshaped the Southern California grocery industry.

Tens of thousands of workers at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs stores spanning from San Diego to San Luis Obispo went on strike or were locked out, starting...

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Ex-grain elevator manager sentenced to 8 years in prison for embezzlement 22.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former grain elevator manager to eight years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from the business over the course of at least 15 years.
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College Student Donates $1,300 Worth of Groceries From His Meal Plan to Local Food Bank 21.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"One night it just hit me: I had the means to help people," said Florida Tech senior Roland Hesmondhalgh, who donates his leftover funds every spring.
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Big Dairy wants you to know vegan butter isn’t actually butter 20.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Miyoko Schinner is a perfect illustration of the American dream. To the U.S. dairy industry, however, she is something altogether different.

A Japanese immigrant, Schinner started a small company that blossomed into a wildly successful vegan cheese maker, one with the potential to do for dairy...

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Canadian Couple Donates all the Groceries From Supermarket Shopping Spree to Local Food Bank 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I immediately envisioned grabbing all sorts of things for my own cupboard," said Chantal Leroux. "Then after I reflected... I thought what a great opportunity to be able to give back."
Once-controversial, Boulder housing co-ops proving worth in affordability, community 17.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Once labeled by a former councilman as “the most closely watched houses in the city of Boulder,” co-ops are not without their critics. The bruising, emotional debate over the co-op ordinance two years ago illuminated contrasting opinions about how a city -- and neighbors — should define a home. In the years since its passage, it also has provided an example of the creative ways in which the city can address its affordable housing crisis.
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Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods 16.6.2019 LA Times: Business

This weekend will mark two years since Amazon.com Inc. announced it was acquiring Whole Foods Market. It was a thunderclap that demonstrated Amazon’s ever-growing ambitions and all but assured that e-commerce was about to rattle one of the last corners of retail to remain insulated from digital...

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Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A 11.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with hepatitis A.
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Walmart wants to put groceries in your refrigerator while you’re out 8.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Walmart Inc. already sells more food than anyone else. Now, it wants to put those groceries right into your fridge.

Beginning this fall, about 1 million people in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Mo., and Vero Beach, Fla., will be able to get cereal and celery while away from home. Walmart workers — sporting...

FDA finds surprisingly high levels of PFAS in certain foods – including chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant As reported by the Associated Press today, at a conference last week in Helsinki, Finland, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presented the results of three studies it conducted of 16 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in various foods. A friend who attended the conference […]
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