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More farmers' markets expand to year-round (AP) 27.12.2010 Yahoo: US National

In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2010, Weston Lant, of Rochester, Mass., owner of Lucky Field Organics, right, assists customer Dean Wong, of Plymouth, Mass., at Lant's indoor farm stand at the visitor center at Plymouth Plantation, in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)AP - A steady stream of customers filled baskets and shopping bags with vegetables, cranberries, cheese, fresh-baked breads and pies while chatting with the dozen or so farmers selling goods in the visitor's center of a local museum.


US Muslims: a new consumer niche 27.12.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
US Muslims: a new consumer niche
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Businesses reaching out to U.S. Muslim community 27.12.2010 Houston Chronicle: Business
While corporations have long catered to Muslim communities in Europe, businesses have only tentatively started to follow suit in the U.S. - and they are doing so at a time of intensified anti-Muslim feeling that companies worry could hurt them, too.


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American Muslims seek recognition — in grocery stores, restaurants and Walmarts 27.12.2010 Star Tribune: Nation
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US Muslims: a new consumer niche 27.12.2010 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
In the ballroom of an upscale hotel a short train ride from New York, advertisers, food industry executives and market researchers mingled - the men in dark suits, the women in headscarves and Western dress. Chocolates made according to Islamic dietary laws were placed at each table.
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Community Supported Beer: Cooperative Brewing, Baking and Farming for Local Economies 27.12.2010 TreeHugger
Community Supported Beer: Cooperative Brewing, Baking and Farming for Local Economies
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Growing market opportunity is U.S. muslims 27.12.2010 MSNBC

Jack Acree, left, executive vice president of American Halal Co., which produces the halal items for Whole Foods under the Saffron Road lable, emphasizes other health benefits of the offerings. Also pictured is the company's Chief Halal Officer Adnan Durrani.Along with new customers, U.S. companies that cater to Muslims draw critics and can become targets in the ideological battle over Islam and terrorism.


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Match made in Kenya leads to Conn. campus 'heaven' 26.12.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
Match made in Kenya leads to Conn. campus 'heaven'
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How your U.S. lawmaker voted 26.12.2010 Seattle Times: Local
Here's how state members of Congress voted on major issues in the session that ended Wednesday.
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Pakistan Suicide Bomb Kills Scores 25.12.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Haroon Siddique and agencies

A female suicide bomber killed more than 40 people today at a food distribution centre near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said.

The attack, believed to be the first suicide bombing by a woman in Pakistan, took place in Bajur, a tribal region where the military has twice declared victory over Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents.

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Mark Morgan, U.S. Army Ranger, Named #3 Pastry Chef In The World 24.12.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A U.S. Army Ranger recently claimed bragging rights as one of the top three pastry chefs in the world. When this tidbit of information leaked...
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Food Banks and Shelters See Increasing Demand From Working Families and Underemployed 24.12.2010 Truthout.com

As the economy continues to spiral downward with no end in sight, food banks and shelters across the country are seeing a major increase in demand, especially from working families. “People who used to volunteer are now in need of services,” says Brian Higgins, spokesman for the Alameda County Community Food Bank in California. “The old notion of food banks distributing food expressly to the homelessly is gone. That’s archaic. I’m working with a client family that’s been doing media for us.

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Salinas, California: The Salad Bowl of Pesticides 23.12.2010 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

SALINAS VALLEY, Calif. - Locals call this place the world's salad bowl. Dole, Naturipe and Fresh Express are here, where much of the global fruit and vegetable trade emerges in neat green fields just over the hills from the Pacific Coast.

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A New Year's Resolution: Spare the Neversink River from a Gigantic Casino Project 23.12.2010 Switchboard, from NRDC
The New York City Council held a hearing last week about Gov. Paterson’s surprise bid, on behalf of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe of Wisconsin, to build a Las Vegas-style casino on the banks of the Neversink River – one of the...
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“Coexistence” with Monsanto: Hell No! 23.12.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Ronnie Cummins

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it."

Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."

Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications, quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 1998

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Firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot-deep hole 23.12.2010 MSNBC
A dog named Rocky that fell into a 60-foot-deep hole near Malibu, Calif., is rescued by firefighters equipped with lunch meat.
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USDA Recommends "Coexistence" with Monsanto: We Say Hell No! by Ronnie Cummins 22.12.2010 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

After 16 years of non-stop biotech bullying and force-feeding Genetically Engineered or Modified (GE or GM) crops to farm animals and "Frankenfoods" to unwitting consumers, Monsanto has a big problem, or rather several big problems. A growing number of published scientific studies indicate that GE foods pose serious human health threats.

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State Grain Train system adding 29 cars 22.12.2010 Seattle Times: Local
The state is putting 29 newly purchased rail cars into service to carry grain from Eastern Washington to ports along the Columbia River and Puget Sound.
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Can local feed meet global needs? 22.12.2010 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The local food movement has been growing steadily the past few years, but availability, cost, and convenience remain an issue. Can local food be produced at a scale that makes it affordable for the consumer and viable for small farmers? And will eating local ever be a high priority for consumers?
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Nepal's tasty, healthy cuisine shows influence of India, Tibet 22.12.2010 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Nepal's tasty, healthy cuisine shows influence of India, Tibet
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