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Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond? 25.9.2017 WRI Stories
Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond?Add Comment|PrintDrought in Rajasthan, India. Flickr/Austin Yoder Water insecurity has driven social distress throughout history, from the Mayan Empire to modern-day Syria. But global efforts to avoid crises have been inadequate. There's a better path forward. My Commentary discusses the state of current water hotspots, and explains why and how we need to act with urgency on water issues. Water experts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Huntington-based pastry chef inspires through food, cosplay 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alicia Renae Lewis is known to wear a few hats and to magically morph into more than a few characters. As the head cook at St. John’s Place Afterschool Program at Marcum Terrace she is known as “Miss Alicia” to the kids whom she feeds daily and somehow gets to eat […]
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You’re going where? Chattanooga, Tenn. 24.9.2017 Washington Post
This city has advanced beyond its choo-choo days, but it still embraces old-fashioned Southern gentility.
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Muslims and anti-sharia activists meet, armed, at a Dairy Queen to talk fears about America’s future 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Muslims and anti-sharia activists meet, armed, at a Dairy Queen to talk fears about America’s future
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Over onion rings, a tense meeting about Islam and America 23.9.2017 Washington Post
The four Texas men — two militia members and two Muslims — were on polarized sides in a divided country. Both sides agreed the government wasn’t doing enough, so they decided to get together and discuss their differences. “Meet me at the Dairy Queen,” was the invitation.
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Kroger Pitches to Niche Food Product Brands 23.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Kroger Co. is launching a website allowing local suppliers to pitch niche products directly to buyers at the grocer’s 2,800 stores, a response to rival Whole Foods Market’s moves to be more conventional.
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Whole Foods store in downtrodden Englewood still a work in progress 22.9.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Almost one year ago, the doors of Englewood’s Whole Foods Market swung open, the culmination of a bold plan to open an upscale grocery store in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. No “mission accomplished” banner has yet been hoisted at 63rd and Halsted. Whole Foods — anchor of the ...
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Could gardening lower your risk of cancer? A Colorado researcher aims to find out 21.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
A University of Colorado Boulder researcher is setting out to find hard evidence that community gardening lowers the risk of cancer during a three-year clinical trial that measures a variety of health factors in 312 participants.
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For farmers and working people, cancelling NAFTA could be the best way forward 20.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to consider the sometimes-veiled opportunities that political bullying provides. Are you listening, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland? More than 20 years ago, I was someone who campaigned and organized against the passage of both the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I was devastated, like many others, when both passed, first the FTA and then later NAFTA, enabled by the Liberals, and supported over the years by various shades of Conservatives. The results of almost 30 years of free trade have not borne fruit for workers, the environment or family farmers. Over the years the U.S. has placed one barrier in front of another, and Canada has spent incredible energy trying to defend some of the public systems that have created a bit of equality in this country. Whether it be ...
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For farmers and working people, cancelling NAFTA might be the best way forward 20.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to consider the sometimes-veiled opportunities that political bullying provides. Are you listening, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland? More than 20 years ago, I was someone who campaigned and organized against the passage of both the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I was devastated, like many others, when both passed, first the FTA and then later NAFTA, enabled by the Liberals, and supported over the years by various shades of Conservatives. The results of almost 30 years of free trade have not borne fruit for workers, the environment or family farmers. Over the years the U.S. has placed one barrier in front of another, and Canada has spent incredible energy trying to defend some of the public systems that have created a bit of equality in this country. Whether it be ...
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Even in a prosperous city like D.C., many still go hungry, report finds 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Even in a prosperous city like D.C., many still go hungry, report finds
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Del Mar putting on a show for Breeders' Cup in early November, with golf, music, food 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Not only will the Breeders’ Cup showcase horse racing’s top talent Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar Racetrack but it’ll also shine a light on San Diego’s cuisine, culture and entertainment.

Heavy on music and food, the festival begins a week before the races. It also features golf tournaments, a beach run and...

Partnership between school and local farm enters second year 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — For Danby’s Smokey House Center, a farm partnership with the local Currier Memorial School seemed only natural. The center, which aims maintain their extensive landscape while engaging the community, touts over 35 years of work-based learning programs to strengthen community and build up individuals. Smokey House’s Community Farm Project, now in […]
Western Towns Try To Stop Hungry Bears From Causing Havoc 18.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Sophie Quinton   BOULDER, Colo. — On a recent morning that was chilly with the first nip of fall, Brenda Lee went looking
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Zimdars reaps experience, community while farming in Senegal 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RIPON, Wis. (AP) — About 5,000 miles away from home, milking cows by hand in rural Senegal, local Nate Zimdars cultivated connections between himself and the citizens, as he explored those between his life and the world beyond it. Born and raised in Ripon, Zimdars spent much of his childhood and adolescence on his grandparents’ […]
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Farmers markets reach out to low income shoppers 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CANTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Most Wednesdays, Kejuana Walton is at the Catonsville farmers market on Edmondson Avenue, trying to keep the “University of Maryland Extension” sign from blowing off a poster board covered in healthy recipes. She hands out colorful brochures and teaches the weekly market’s customers about fruits and vegetables that are in season […]
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What's up for the weekend? Lobsters, surfing and old-fashioned reminiscing 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From surfing and lobsters to provocative films, international culture and old-fashioned reminiscing — a fascinating weekend is on the way.

Palm Springs

Thought-provoking films about family, prejudice, gender refugees and humanity run during Cinema Diverse: the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival....

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farmers seek new markets amid ‘buy local’ trend 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

COOPERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — For Lehigh Valley farmers, the mantra “if you can grow it, you can sell it,” is no longer true. Between growing and selling, farmers now have to worry about branding, marketing and muscling out major retailers. In the last 10 years, sales directly from farms to consumers have remained flat, even […]
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New co-op brings groceries, hope to north Minneapolis 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s probably not a stretch to say Emmett Hutchinson could be Wirth Cooperative Grocery store’s biggest booster. He brought in more than three dozen new shoppers after the Aug. 10 opening with an enthusiastic pitch. “Come and check it out. It’s our store,” he told Minnesota Public Radio . “This is a […]
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Diners warned of possible hepatitis exposure at San Diego beach restaurant 16.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A person at a Pacific Beach restaurant may have exposed an unknown number of customers to hepatitis A on seven different days, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

Anyone who may have eaten or had a drink at the World Famous restaurant at 711 Pacific Beach Drive in...

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