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Reflections on community gardens and the legacy of MLK 17.1.2011 Grist Magazine
by Tom Philpott. Photos: Douglas Bell and Joel Catchlove Note: This is a version of a speech I delivered in 2009 at Duke University’s Sara P. Duke Garden at the invitation of the student group Farmhand , but it’s absolutely still relevant today. I want to congratulate the members of Farmhand for their brilliant idea of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy at a garden. And not just any garden, but a culinary garden, one whose produce not only delights the eye but actually feeds people; and not just a culinary garden, but a community garden, one that brings people together across race, class, and age lines to grow things together. I doubt that Dr. King found much time to hang out among the flower buds, but I don’t doubt he would have approved of the practice of community gardening. And of course, as an African American from the Deep South, he was exposed to the tradition of home gardening and smallholder farming, and he saw how cooks, both white and black, ...
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Food Waste: An Unappetizing, $27B Problem - 16.1.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Food waste is an unappetizing problem. It involves the entire food chain, from farmers and manufacturers right down to supermarkets, restaurants and consumers. Though they are linked, one level doesn't care much about the other.

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Jared Loughner's Chaotic Night Before Shooting 16.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
TUCSON, Ariz. — He wandered through the dark streets of his hometown, meandering from one store to another on a furious all-night excursion as he...
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Brazil Mudslide Survivors Left To Fend On Own 16.1.2011 NPR News
Weary from days of steady rain, and bracing for severe thunderstorms predicted for Sunday, survivors of mudslides that have killed 611 in Brazil carried food, water and blankets to friends, neighbors and relatives still stranded in remote, stricken villages.
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Single father of four fights to keep roof over familys head 16.1.2011 Durango Herald
Butch Lawrence started over three times last year. Hes lived in the woods more than once. There was a time when home was his car, parked at a local gas station. Lawrence has four children younger than age 6.I want them to have what I never did a dad and toys and school pictures, said Lawrence, 35.
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Slide survivors left to fend for themselves 16.1.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Thousands of traumatized mudslide survivors navigated steep, slippery jungle paths Saturday to find food, water and medicine as they slowly gave up hope that government rescuers would reach them quickly enough in remote mountain villages.
Arizona Shooting Victim Arrested Over Threat To Tea Party Spokesman 16.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A man wounded in last weekend's shootings in Tucson was arrested today for threats he allegedly made towards a man who expressed support for gun...
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In South Los Angeles, New Fast-Food Spots Get a ‘No, Thanks’ 16.1.2011 NY Times: Washington
The City Council action affects an area with high rates of obesity and poverty.

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Feds: Wash. dairy cows had unlawful drug residues 16.1.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Federal authorities say a northwest Washington dairy sold cows for slaughter despite drug residues not approved for human consumption.
Frustrated survivors of Brazil mudslides that killed nearly 600 left to fend on their own 16.1.2011 Star Tribune: World
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Giffords' Breathing Tube Replaced By Doctors 16.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords no longer needs a respirator after doctors replaced her breathing tube with a different one. Hospital officials say that Giffords underwent surgery...
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Brazil slide survivors left to fend on own 15.1.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Thousands of traumatized mudslide survivors navigated steep, slippery jungle paths Saturday to find food, water and medicine as they slowly gave up hope that government rescuers would reach them quickly enough in remote mountain villages.
Contaminated eggs: industrial farming leading to dioxin-type food scares 14.1.2011 Environmental News Network
The latest food scare - the contamination of British eggs with the cancer causing chemical dioxin - can be linked to our reliance on complex food chains and industrial production methods, report Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt.
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House Members Continue Public Appearances After Shooting 14.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
House Members continue to plan meet-and-greets in the wake of an alleged assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead on Saturday, The...
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Only in Portland: Urban Growth Bounty 2011 classes 14.1.2011 PDX Green - A blog about sustainable living - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Learn more about gardening, keeping bees and raising rabbits right here in Portland
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@GOOD Asks: What Is Your Favorite Comfort Food? The Community Answers 14.1.2011 GOOD
Yesterday on GOOD , Twitter , and Facebook , we asked our friends : What is your favorite comfort food? We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan , make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation. Check out what our Twitter followers had in mind: And here is what our Facebook buddies had to say: We want to hear from you. What is your favorite comfort food? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. ...
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Majora Carter Gets Down to Business 13.1.2011 Inc
Majora Carter rose to national prominence in 2006 with a poignant TED talk on environmental justice. She called it Greening the Ghetto. Listen to the talk and you'll hear her voice falter briefly as she describes growing up in the South Bronx and how her brother survived the Vietnam War only to be gunned down near his home, located across the street from a crack house. Carter, a 2005 MacArthur fellow, says she saw how economic, social, and environmental inequalities interconnected. Better urban planning and development became her lever. The nonprofit Carter founded in 2001, Sustainable South Bronx, turned $10,000 in seed grant money into a $3 million waterfront park that rehabilitated the environment and reunited residents with their waterway for the first time in more than 60 years. The New York Times called Carter "the green power broker." In 2008, she left Sustainable South Bronx to start a new consulting firm called the Majora Carter Group . She spoke to Inc.com about that transition, ...
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Gov't moves to limit speculative commodity trades 13.1.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Federal regulators took a step Thursday to limit speculative trading of oil, food products and other commodities, responding to critics who say that has driven up consumer prices.
Arizona Shooting News: Giffords Reaches 'Major Milestone' (LIVE UPDATES) 13.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Doctors at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. said Thursday that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has reached a "major milestone" in her recovery following an assassination...
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Care for some human cheese? 13.1.2011 Grist Magazine
by Danielle Gould. Would you try a slice of human cheese? I’ve asked this question at a dinner of artists and sustainable food advocates, at dinner with my family, and in conversation with friends. There are the brave few who say they’d be interested in tasting some, but most people react in utter disgust. After the shock of imagining what it would be like to consume cheese made from human milk, the real question becomes: Why does it make us so uncomfortable? New York University graduate student Miriam Simun created her Human Cheese project as a way to engage people in conversation about biotechnology, food systems, and the human body. The project originated as part of Marc Alt’s Living Systems course at NYU’s Interactive Technology Program, but she plans to continue her research. I usually focus on information technology, but I was particularly interested in Simun’s innovative approach to exploring the ethics of biotechnology and sustainable food ...
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