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Nepal : Yema Gharti's new life 21.3.2011 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Yema, 39, lives alone with her son, in Nepal. When her husband left them 16 years ago, she had to struggle to find food and to survive on her own. Despite these difficulties, she has been able to pay for the education of her son and has worked hard to secure their future. Yema, 39, lives alone with her son, in Nepal. When her husband left them 16 years ago, she had to struggle to find food and to survive on her own. Despite these difficulties, she has been able to pay for the education of her son and has new projects to secure their future. "I haven't seen my husband for 16 years. He is in Surkhet now with his new wife. When we were first married he used to migrate there for work, then one year he just didn't come back. At first, I found it very difficult to survive on my own. When a woman is left on her own in our society people have bad feelings towards her. I struggled to find enough food for my son and myself on my own with no support from my husband. Most women survive here because ...
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25 train cars derail in Idaho, spilling grain 21.3.2011 Seattle Times: Local
A BNSF Railway train loaded with grain has derailed in a remote canyon in Idaho, about 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry.
Japan reports progress at leaking nuclear complex 20.3.2011 MSNBC

People shop for produce at a makeshift store in a devastated area of Kesennuma, in northern Japan, on Sunday.Japanese officials report progress in their battle to gain control over a leaking nuclear complex, but the crisis is far from over, with the discovery of more radiation-tainted food.


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The Oakland renaissance 20.3.2011 LA Times: Most Emailed
Oakland, once known for grit, crime and the Raiders, has changed. Trendy shops, nightclubs and restaurants have moved in, along with modern condos to go with Art Deco gems.

Oakland is feeling its oats. Steel-cut oats, that is. Sprinkled atop a puree of onion soup ladled over smoked dates at the Michelin-starred Commis, this coarse grain is being transformed into something wonderful and different, much like the rough-hewn city itself.


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Vt. farm rebuilds with outpouring of support 20.3.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Vt. farm rebuilds with outpouring of support
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A one-store town struggles to keep sense of community 20.3.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Some of Washington state's smallest towns are quickly becoming even smaller. Endicott is among five towns in Whitman County that are losing people the fastest.
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Natural food market bustling in Steamboat 20.3.2011 Steamboat Pilot
The longevity of two local stores is spotlighting a blossoming appreciation for natural foods in Routt County and beyond. Bamboo Market, at Yampa and 11th streets, is celebrating 20 years in business and offering free samples of Colorado-produced foods Thursday and Friday. On the other end of downtown, Healthy Solutions at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue has a history nearly as long.
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State seeking public’s input on farm park 20.3.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
State seeking public’s input on farm park
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To Make Local Food More Accessible, Time to Revive Mid-Sized Farms 19.3.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Most people probably don't think of Carrboro, North Carolina -- a bustling town just outside of Chapel Hill -- as a food lover's paradise. But walk into the town's beloved farmers market on a spring Saturday morning, and you see an impressive bounty on display.

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The Coming Global Food Fight 19.3.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Food prices around the world are surging. Between July of last year and this January alone, the price of wheat has doubled. Indeed, the cost of food has now passed the record levels of 2008, when angry citizens staged huge protests in dozens of countries. Currently, protesters across the Middle East include lowering food prices among their demands. When prices go up even a bit, millions more people starve.

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In Japan, Reports Of Radiation Tainted Food 19.3.2011 NPR: Saturday
Japanese officials are ramping up their efforts to bring the damaged nuclear reactors under control. But authorities say radiation has tainted some food from the region near the nuclear complex, and the effects of the damage have both short and long-term economic consequences. NPR science correspondent Chris Joyce and NPR economic correspondent John Ydstie, both in Tokyo, talk with Scott Simon about the latest developments.
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Minnesota's food producers fed the nation, and the nation got fat 19.3.2011 Twincities.com: News
Minnesota's food industry is proud of helping feed the nation. But sometimes they've overfed it, too.
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Forget farmers markets—I want to sell my pastured meat at Price Chopper 19.3.2011 Grist Magazine
by Bob Comis. It is time to make local passe . It is time to make regional the new local. Enough of farmers markets, CSAs, and direct on-farm sales. Yes, they are exciting—they feel like they are getting us somewhere. And, to be honest and give them their due, they have gotten us somewhere. The reality, however, is that they will never get us there , whither goest we must if we want to make a change— real change. I will say it as straight as I can: I want to see my pork in Price Chopper (a supermarket). Can this be done with integrity? Yes, yes it can. But, you’ll need to have faith and let me, the friendly face you like to see at the farmer’s market, recede into the background again, let me fall out of the limelight into the limeless light of the sun shining brightly on me and the critters living lovely on the fields. Wither goest? To work: to build infrastructure enabling us to regionalize our farm and food systems. What infrastructure? Here’s a ...
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Maine towns try to loosen reins on local farms 18.3.2011 Boston Globe: Maine
Maine towns try to loosen reins on local farms
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Community suppported agriculture class teaches sustainable green thumb to Portland wanna-bes 18.3.2011 PDX Green - A blog about sustainable living - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Living City of Portland is possibly the first community supported agriculture to not just deliver local farm produce to subscribers but also to help would-be gardeners tackle it all. As with CSAs, you sign up before the season begins. Instead of a weekly box of vegetables, I'll get a monthly class as well as the seeds and starts that should be planted right then.
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The Lede: March 17 Updates on Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Earthquake Aftermath 18.3.2011 NY Times: World
On Thursday, The Lede continues to supplement reporting from our colleagues in Japan on the aftermath of last week's devastating earthquake, including efforts to regain control of a damaged nuclear plant.
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Japanese fend for themselves as aid trickles in 18.3.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An American helicopter crewman shouted above the din of the rotor: "What do these people need? Do they need food? Do they need medicine?"
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A week after tsunami, Japanese fend for themselves, as aid slowed by snow, damage trickles in 18.3.2011 Washington Post World
SHIZUGAWA, Japan — An American helicopter crewman shouted above the din of the rotor: “What do these people need? Do they need food? Do they need medicine?”

Miracle worker in the school kitchen 18.3.2011 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Miracle worker in the school kitchen
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U.S. consumer price index rises 0.5 percent in February 18.3.2011 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Prices paid by U.S. consumers for food, energy and other goods and services jumped in February for the third straight month, adding to inflation fears.
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