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The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era “Floating Gardens” 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of one of the world’s densest cities yields to a lake region where indigenous farmers […]
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Column: ‘Boxes of hope': In Little Village, a food pantry turns the COVID crisis into opportunity 3.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
In Chicago's Little Village, a food pantry turns the COVID crisis into opportunity.
Palestinian cookbooks help preserve a culture's identity 2.7.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Sami Tamimi's Falastin is the latest cookbook affirming Palestinian identity through food

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Denver has a new farmers market, and it’s ‘pay-how-you-can’ 2.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Food insecurity is a major issue in the pandemic. This new market is the latest effort to address it.
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Peoria, an Illinois city that once guided a nation, now shows its cracks 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Peoria has historically been a bellwether for the Midwest and, at times, the nation. It is a place where marketers tested products, politicians honed their slogans, and rock stars kicked off tours.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 828 new known COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths reported as some states and cities around the US begin pausing reopening plans 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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San Diego to close bars as county responds to coronavirus surge 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

San Diego County bars, breweries and wineries that don't serve food will not be allowed to operate starting Wednesday.

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It’s Time for Congress to Act on Reparations and Land Theft 27.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The corporate takeover of our food and farming system has led to poor health, polluted waterways, degraded soils, hollowed out rural economies and communities and a host of other ills. It’s time to re-diversify, re-democratize and re-localize the U.S. food system—the place to start is by addressing the origins of corporate control, which include slavery, racism and land ...
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5 Benefits to Local Action on Climate Resilience 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
5 Benefits to Local Action on Climate Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintInvolving local actors in climate resilience strategies prioritizes the community's well-being and leads to more effective adaptation. Photo by Zhida Li/Unsplash From locust swarms in Africa threatening food security, to raging wildfires in Australia, to flooding affecting countries worldwide and more, communities are trying to cope with the effects of climate change. Local leadership, site-specific strategies and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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‘Dirty Dairy’ Gets Its Due: Two Organizations Shine a Light on the Downsides of Industrial Dairy 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The industrial meat industry has been hogging the food-related news cycle lately. The COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants. The slaughterhouse shut-downs. The “depopulating” of farm animals. Meat shortages and rising meat prices. And then there’s the corresponding good news: Consumers buying more organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised meat products from local farmers and CSAs—even online sales of these products are surging. So far, the industrial factory farm dairy industry hasn’t seen nearly as much news coverage during the pandemic. But under the mainstream media radar, two organizations recently shone a spotlight on dairy producers. The Institute for Ag and Trade Policy (IATP) issued a report on the role of industrial dairy in global warming. The report, “Milking the Planet: How Big Dairy Is Heating Up the Planet and Hollowing Rural Communities,” calls for “redirecting public funds away from industrial agriculture, regulating the public health, environmental and social impacts of this extractive model ...
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Open Letter to Food Producers: We Need You to Do a Better Job Than the FDA! 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

During the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and unequal access to healthy food, we need more integrity and safety in our food supply, not less. Whenever there are job losses and lack of insurance many families are less likely to call an ambulance or get hospital care during a food allergy reaction, increasing the risk of death.

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TAKE ACTION! Ask Congress to fund local meat processing, not Big Meat bailouts! 17.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Big Meat wants Congress to bail it out, even though the COVID-19 crisis has exposed how the industrial meat model—with its disease-ridden slaughterhouses and its unjust and monopolistic practices—is a total failure. If you’d rather see Congress fund local meat processors who help build food security for your community, please ask Congress to support the Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief for COVID-19 Act ...
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Trail-blazing Denver restaurant Old Major closes amid coronavirus 16.6.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Chef Justin Brunson’s flagship won’t reopen, but a new restaurant will take its place.
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Memorial service held for three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19 15.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A memorial service was held Sunday to remember three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19.
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Carbon Cowboys Versus CAFOs 13.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many fragile industries to the breaking point and highlighted systemic problems in others, including the industrialized, centralized food system in the U.S. Major meat processing plants have emerged as hotspots for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Takeout gets a makeover: How COVID-19 is forcing restaurants to improve the to-go experience 13.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Restaurants had to pivot hard to takeout as COVID-19 shut dining rooms. Changes here to stay: Curbside pickup, uncut pizzas, packaging to fight soggy fries.
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A Personal Message from Ronnie Cummins 12.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
It’s been a long, strange few months. First, let me say that I hope you and your family and friends have remained safe and healthy. Second, I want to say this: If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that our corporate-controlled industrial food system is a failure—and that we’ll never have a better opportunity for transformational change than we have right ...
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Africa’s Restoration Entrepreneurs Aid in COVID-19 Response 12.6.2020 WRI Stories
Africa’s Restoration Entrepreneurs Aid in COVID-19 Response Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe COVID-19 pandemic is affecting farmers and consumers alike, but restoration entrepreneurs are stepping up to meet demand and prevent food waste. David Foli Ayivor, an entrepreneur from Ghana, has seen the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on farmers and people in cities. As the pandemic shuts down supply chains, unharvested or unsold produce is rotting at farms while people in villages face food... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What you need to know about closing Chicago city streets to make room for more outdoor dining space 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Mayor's pilot program is supposed to help restaurants by shutting down main streets, but restaurants cite confusion around the plan and propose alternatives.
Coronavirus spreads beyond meat plants with outbreaks at 60 US baking, agricultural, dairy facilities, raising specter of food shortages 10.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
At least 60 food-processing facilities outside the meatpacking industry have seen COVID-19 outbreaks, with more than 1,000 workers diagnosed with the virus, according to a new study from Environmental Working Group.
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