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Why Growing Veggies in the City Isn’t Just a Feel-Good Exercise 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like “Windy City Crunch,” “Queens Crisp,” and “Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg,” it’s clear the company is selling […]
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The Koreatown issue 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If you’ve been spending the last week watching the Olympics, you’re maybe feeling a bit nostalgic for snow — and very hungry for Korean food. Los Angeles may not have the former (though the skiing at Mammoth is better than you might think right now, given our depressing lack of precipitation),...

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Lancaster's gastronomic leap continues 15.2.2018 Philly.com News
"It's much more than the all-you-can-eat Amish buffets we used to hear about."
How Weavers Way Co-op thrives in this Amazon age for grocery stores 15.2.2018 Philly.com News
Do you know what drives general manager Jon Roesser crazy?
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How a pastry chef is translating her Filipino heritage into her desserts, and redefining her career 9.2.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

The sun set on a recent evening in L.A.’s Chinatown neighborhood, the light from the lanterns strung across the second floor of the Far East Plaza replacing that of the sky. Families gathered around tables in the outdoor courtyard of the ’70s-era shopping mall as lines moved along the booths set...

Building a Latino-Muslim coalition with #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque 8.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's just what it sounds like. Food trucks show up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos after religious services. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination.
This is the U.S. county that buys the least healthful groceries 7.2.2018 Washington Post
There is an emerging body of research that suggests that some groups of consumers are simply less interested than others in healthy eating.
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Dubai’s got everything else. Why not a floating burger joint? 3.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Being billed as the world’s first sustainable seaborne food delivery vehicle, Salt Bay will deliver high-end hamburgers to yacht drivers, jet skiers and paddle boarders in Dubai’s posh waterfront neighborhoods.
Start-ups such as Postmates aren't just delivering food, they're opening kitchens too 2.2.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

Last fall, the delivery start-up Postmates approached Los Angeles noodle house Tatsu Ramen with an offer: The start-up would rent a commissary kitchen just west of downtown in an area with a dearth of ramen restaurants. It would supply all the equipment needed to make steaming bowls of ramen. And...

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FEMA Now Claims It Never Planned to Abandon Puerto Rico 1.2.2018 Mother Jones
FEMA is not stopping food and water distribution in Puerto Rico, according to an agency spokesperson in San Juan, despite earlier reports that the agency would “officially shut off” such efforts on January 31 and give remaining supplies to the local government to distribute. “We’re not stopping, nothing is changing, we’re going to continue to […]
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In reversal, FEMA says it won't end Puerto Rico food and water distribution Wednesday 31.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The agency says it has been working on transitioning distribution to the Puerto Rican government but has not finalized it. Wednesday's date "was mistakenly provided," a spokesman said.
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Four months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles with lack of electricity, food and water 31.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been more than four months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, packing winds that flattened thousands of homes, killed scores of people and severely damaged the island’s infrastructure.

Though criticized for what some island residents said was a slow, inadequate response, the Federal...

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A Third of Puerto Rico is Still Without Power, But FEMA Stops Delivering Food and Water Tomorrow 30.1.2018 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be “shutting off” food and water delivery in Puerto Rico despite protests from local authorities that thousands of people still rely on the deliveries more than four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. “There are some municipalities that may not need the help anymore, because they’ve […]
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Mpls. soul food pop-up sets its sights on Super Bowl visitors 30.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Onyx Culinary Collective is hosting a pop-up restaurant to satisfy Super Bowl visitors' soul food cravings. The chefs behind #WhereTheSoulFoodatMPLS hope it's only the beginning.
FEMA to end food and water aid for Puerto Rico 30.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has delivered millions of meals and gallons of water since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Four months later, it says that help is no longer needed.
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What White People Can Do for Food Justice 29.1.2018 Truthout.com
People of color have been working for food justice for decades. They need resources. Chef Nadine Nelson, creator of Master Cooks Corps train-the-trainer program, says white people in the food movement should ask: What are you doing to hold yourself accountable to people of color? Best-selling author Mark Bittman prepares lunch in Washington, DC, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Photo: Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post via Getty Images)   Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! It is possible that the rich and famous can offer more to society than glimpses into their opulent lifestyles. The cult of celebrity today goes beyond our desire and admiration of superstars' expensive clothes, cars, and houses. We want to know where they stand on important issues that impact our lives, like racism, sexual violence, the environment, food and land reform. To our consolation, some of them are actually using their platforms to stand ...
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Here are 5 ways climate became part of the 2018 Davos dialogue 29.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Despite the U.S. government's silence, plenty of world leaders and corporate chieftains are speaking up.
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Santa Monica tries a balancing act as it deals with burgeoning street vending along beaches, pier 28.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Santa Monica has wrestled with street vending for years. On the one hand, officials argue, the sale of unregulated food can cause health risks. But they worry that, without decriminalization, immigrants who ply their trade are more vulnerable to deportation.
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Two years after West Africa was declared Ebola-free, health and financial burdens persist 27.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Bev Kauffeldt’s voice quivered as she described the plight of a young well technician employed in Liberia by the international humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse.

The man lost 18 family members to Ebola when the virus ravaged several countries in West Africa almost two years ago, Kauffeldt...

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Why Climate Change Is Worsening Public Health Problems 26.1.2018 Truthout.com
With your support, Truthout can continue exposing inequality, analyzing policy and reporting on the struggle for a better world. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: "All roads lead to universal health coverage." Discussions for how to translate this vision into a road map for action is central to the agenda of the WHO's executive board meeting this week in Geneva. Yet focusing on access is not enough. The imperative for access must be paired with a frank acknowledgment that climate change is making communities around the world more vulnerable to ill health. A 2017 commission of The Lancet , a leading health research journal, tracked the effects of climate change on health and found evidence of harms "far worse that previously understood." Even as we move to close the access gap, a string of natural disasters in late 2017, including ...
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