User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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Local farms won’t fix our food system 1.10.2017 Washington Post
Small, organic farms can play a part in the solution but not a big one, despite what you’ve been told.
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Organic kale for $1 at Whole Foods for World Vegetarian Day 29.9.2017 TreeHugger
Kale sale! Whole Foods Market is offering bunches for a buck from September 27th to October 3rd.
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USDA closes investigation into a massive organic farm in Colorado — but what did it check? 29.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The USDA has closed an investigation into Aurora Organic Dairy, a Colorado-based mega-dairy highlighted in a Washington Post story earlier this year, finding no violations of organic standards this year.
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From waste to health 27.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Americans devouring organic chickens as specialty farm sales surge 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

U.S. producers sold $750 million of organic chickens last year, a 78 percent surge from 2015.
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Pet food goes upscale, with kale, quinoa and cage-free duck. But check with your vet first. 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Americans will spend close to $30 billion feeding their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Assn. That’s up from $28.23 billion last year.

Driving the growth: premium, human-grade food that is organic, minimally processed, slow-cooked and loaded with previously niche ingredients...

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Nebraska man raises organic bison 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BASSETT, Neb. (AP) — From the high point on Dave Hutchinson’s 5,000 acres in the Sand Hills, you can look in any direction and see nothing but waving green grass and vast blue skies. “This is the last frontier, you might say,” Hutchinson said, nodding toward the view. It’s the frontier where this rancher, who […]
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Pendleton farmer says going organic is the future of farming 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — When John-Paul Franks returned home from college to run his family’s 140-acre grain farm, he wanted to find a way to modernize farming. Along with upgrading his family’s machinery and using modern technology to get the most out of each acre, Franks decided to join the growing number of farms eschewing […]
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WRI at Climate Week 2017 16.9.2017 WRI Stories
WRI at Climate Week 2017Add Comment|PrintUN Headquarters in New York City, as seen from across the East River. Photo by John Gillespie/Flickr World leaders are gathering in New York City with interrelated goals: ensuring jobs, peace and prosperity through sustainable development while keeping national commitments under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change. As diplomats and ministers at the 72nd United Nations General... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Police find marijuana plants at Wyoming organic farm 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say they have uncovered a marijuana growing operation at an organic farm in southwest Wyoming. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office says state and local police searched the farm on Aug. 25 on a warrant after receiving information about marijuana being grown at the site. The office says officers confiscated about […]
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Organic industry sues USDA to push for animal welfare rules 13.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
New rules -- such as giving chickens more space to roam -- were approved by the Obama administration, but put on hold under Trump. Now the organic industry is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules 13.9.2017 NPR News
New rules — such as giving chickens more space to roam — were approved by the Obama administration, but put on hold under Trump. Now the organic industry is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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PCC rebrands to emphasize its local roots 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
With the big conventional grocers carrying more and more organics, and competitors including Portland-based New Seasons and now Amazon-owned Whole Foods encroaching on PCC’s traditional domain, the local consumer-owned grocery co-op is renaming itself PCC Community Markets.
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Number of organic farms increases in Iowa 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CASCADE, Iowa (AP) — The number of organic farms in Iowa is growing rapidly, but they still constitute only a small percentage of farms in the state. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Iowa has seen a 42 percent increase in organic farms from 2008 to 2015. The state had more than […]
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Unilever, Nestle dive deeper into healthful food with new deals 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Unilever said it has acquired Britain’s Pukka Herbs, a rapidly expanding organic-tea company. Nestle agreed to buy California-based Sweet Earth, which makes frozen meals and chilled, plant-based burgers.
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Initiative would require all eggs in California to come from cage-free hens 30.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nine years after California voters decided that egg-laying hens must be given more space, animal-rights activists on Tuesday filed papers for a new initiative requiring the birds to be kept cage-free.

The initiative’s language, submitted to the state by the Humane Society of the United States,...

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Amazon fires ‘opening salvo’ in grocery battle as it cuts Whole Foods prices 29.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Amazon cut prices at Whole Foods Market on Monday as it completed its acquisition of the high-end grocer. That’s just the first chapter in its playbook as it doubles down on groceries, analysts say.
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Whole Foods grocery prices dive as much as 43% as Amazon deal closes 29.8.2017 LA Times: Business

Amazon.com Inc. completed its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and immediately slashed prices by up to 43% for some of the grocery chain’s bestselling products.

Prices were lowered for Whole Foods’ bananas, large brown eggs, salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter,...

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Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods by up to 43 percent on first day 28.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon.com spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent. At the store on East 57th Street in Manhattan, organic fuji apples were marked down to $1.99 a pound from $3.49 a pound; organic avocados went to $1.99 ...
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Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, 'farm fresh' Amazon Echo 28.8.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less....
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