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Advertising: Food Brands Compete to Stretch a Dollar 11.5.2009 NY Times: Business
As shoppers trade down to cheaper private labels and store brands, marketers for well-known names turn their focus to value.

Eateries join forces for Restaurant Week 10.5.2009 Steamboat Pilot
Local restaurants are urging residents to put forks to plates during Mainstreet Restaurant Week this month. The idea, Mike Lang said, is to draw people together to support Steamboat Springs businesses.
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Uncomfortable facts about the swine flu outbreak 9.5.2009 Grist Magazine

You can catch swine flu from raw pork after all—and no one really knows if any U.S. pigs are infected.



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Memo to Media: Populism Is a Rebellion Against Corporate Power -- It's Not Just Stupid, Raw Anger 8.5.2009 AlterNet.org: Media and Technology
Our fight against moneyed elites has more than 100 years of ...
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The non-survivalist’s guide to stocking up for hard times 8.5.2009 Gristmill

You don’t have to find yourself on a street corner with an “end is nigh” sandwich board to worry about surviving disaster. Better safe than sorry, advises Grist food sleuth Lou Bendrick.



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Vilsack’s USDA shakes things up 8.5.2009 Gristmill

USDA honcho Tom Vilsack has generated plenty of criticism for his love of ethanol and GMOs. But over the past week, he’s made some truly reform-minded decisions.



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Peak-Oil Prophet James Howard Kunstler on Food, Fuel and Why He Became an Almost Vegan 7.5.2009 AlterNet
Kunstler dishes on the collapse of our institutions, why "recovery" may never come and how to survive the fall of farming as we know it.
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In the lush dirt of Iowa, community grows alongside veggies 7.5.2009 Grist News

Think of Iowa farms, and most folks get images of vast cornfields devoid of people. Things couldn’t be more different at ZJ Farms, near Iowa City.



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Peak-Oil Prophet James Howard Kunstler on Food, Fuel and Why He Became a Vegan 7.5.2009 AlterNet
Kunstler dishes on the collapse of our institutions, why "recovery" may never come and how to survive the fall of farming as we know it.
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A terrific NYT piece on Smithfield and the globalization of pork 7.5.2009 Gristmill

On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a terrific long piece on how Smithfield Foods has rapidly transformed hog production in Eastern Europe. It’s all there: the open cesspools, the farmers knocked off the land by the hundreds of thousands, the high-level cronyism, and more.



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Are We So Addicted to Meat That We Can't See Where the Swine Flu Came From? 5.5.2009 AlterNet.org: Health and Wellness
A virus like swine flu is a completely predictable outcome of our cruel and appallingly filthy factory farming systems.
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Are We So Addicted to Meat That We Can't See Where the Swine Flu Came From? 5.5.2009 AlterNet
A virus like swine flu is a completely predictable outcome of our cruel and appallingly filthy factory farming systems.
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Ethanol waste: it’s what’s ... for breakfast? 4.5.2009 Gristmill

Distillers grains is the stuff left over after they turn corn into car fuel. The ethanol industry generates a whole lot of it nowadays—and has been marketing it as animal food and even an additive for human food. Too bad it contains industrial residues, including antibiotics.



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Looking Back for April 27, 1934: Relief not for those who drive an automobile 3.5.2009 Steamboat Pilot

From the Friday, April 27, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

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Another win for the Coaltion of Immokalee Workers 2.5.2009 Gristmill

Over the past week, much attention has been focused on the “B” part of that classic U.S. sandwich, the BLT. Considerably better news came from the “T” part.



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Putting Organic Baby Foods to the Test 2.5.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Putting Organic Baby Foods to the Test
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Farms Race: The Obama's White House Garden Has Given Fire to an International Movement 1.5.2009 AlterNet
The first garden has spurred a race to plant flags on other high-profile plots and lay claim to various other gardening firsts.
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Farm Sanctuary Releases Report on “Humane” Meat Labels 1.5.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009

Farm Sanctuary

 Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, today released a new report that thoroughly evaluates the animal welfare claims made by agribusiness industry groups, food retailers and third-party certification organizations. As the most comprehensive report of its kind, “The Truth Behind the Labels: Farm Animal Welfare Standards and Labeling Practices” analyzes the criteria used to define such commonly-used marketing phrases as “humane,” “free range” and “naturally raised.”

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The Weight of Oppression: Tackling the Black Obesity Epidemic 30.4.2009 AlterNet
Bad policies and practices have meant bad health for millions.
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A Tsunami of Hunger Looms on the Horizon 30.4.2009 AlterNet
The new working poor, as well as more families with young children, are threatening to overwhelm New York City's last hunger safety net.
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