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Utah farmers now providing local food year-round 12.1.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By dawn house The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 12, 2012 11:24AM MDT Draper • Imagine just-picked spinach, acorn squash and mushrooms, seasoned with fresh sage, rosemary or thyme — all locally grown — in January. David and Jill Bell, owners of Bell Organic Gardens, are founders of Utah Farms CSA, a group of 19 farmers and processors who offer locally produced food in what officials say is the state’s first year-round crop-sharing network. The growers are able to take advantage of the state’s diverse climate and topography to provide veggies year-round, said Davi... ...
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Eight components of a "healing city" 12.1.2012 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC:   As director of NRDC’s sustainable communities work, I spend a lot of time defining (and refining) our goals:  what is a sustainable community?  We must know the destination in order to forge a path.  But. in this case, that...
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Local Briefs 12.1.2012 Durango Herald
Knitting guild to meet SaturdayThe Four Corners Knitting Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive.The group meets the second Saturday of the month.For more information, call 759-6229 or email bethgs81gmail.com. Applications available for food-tax refund
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NPR's Science Desk Experiments With Twinkies 12.1.2012 NPR Health Science
The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.
Bottom Line Column 11.1.2012 SFGate: Business & Technology
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Michelle Chen: Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities 11.1.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat.
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Jedediah Purdy: Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change 11.1.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Maybe climate change will prove too diffuse to get our minds around, and show once and for all that we are unfit to be running a whole planet. Maybe the food movement will turn out to be what some have always called it, an elitist fad. Or maybe we can learn something from them.
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Berkeley home with roof deck, organic garden 11.1.2012 SFGate: Business & Technology
Berkeley home with roof deck, organic garden
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Legislators seek statewide ban on flimsy plastic shopping bags 11.1.2012 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Lawmakers in both the state Senate and the House of Representatives are seeking to enact what would be the nation's first statewide ban of plastic grocery and retail bags.
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A fork in the road for Slow Food 11.1.2012 Grist Magazine
by Twilight Greenaway. When Slow Food came to the United States in 2000, it appealed mainly to people who could already tell their arugula from their radicchio—those who knew both farmers and chefs before the phrase “local food” implied anything more than the sum of its parts. In the late ‘90s, when chef and Slow Food New Orleans chapter founder Poppy Tooker first got wind of the Italy-based organization, which had formed in opposition to the globalizing fast food industry in the ‘80s, she felt right at home. “When I read about this movement, I thought, this was what my life’s work had always been about: preserving foodways, valuing the food producers, closing the ties between chefs and farmers. And now there was an international organization out there ready to help me!” Cut to 12 years later. Slow Food USA has 225 chapters in cities and rural communities across the nation. The term “slow food” has come to be synonymous, in some ...
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If You Want More Local Food, Stop Criminalizing Family Farmers 10.1.2012 Commondreams.org Views
John Kinsman
On Wednesday January, 11 Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Herschberger must appear before a county judge in Baraboo, WI. His crime?

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Sioux County, Iowa: Ground zero for farm boom (Reuters) 10.1.2012 Yahoo: US National
Reuters - If there is an epicenter of the nation's farmland boom, it can be found here amid the rolling hills of northwest Iowa.
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Oregon meat class goes on despite bunny burglary 9.1.2012 Seattle Times: Local
An Oregon farmer and instructor for the Portland Meat Collective says there was likely political motivation behind the theft of 23 rabbits.
National Obesity Conference to Focus on Increasing Healthy Foods and Environments 9.1.2012 ICT - National
It’s no secret that childhood obesity is soaring, especially among Native American children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2007 report, American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children (ages 2-5) have the highest obesity rate at an...
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Heart to hearth: Darfur Stoves Project’s Andree Sosler makes survival sustainable 9.1.2012 Grist Magazine
by Andrew Leonard. Grist is proud to present the Change Gang —profiles of people who are leading change on the ground toward a more sustainable society and a greener planet. Some we’ve written about before; some are new to our pages. Some you’ll have heard of; most you probably won’t. Know someone we should add to the Change Gang? Tell us why. Call it the bright side of globalization: progressive solutions midwifed by transnational interconnections. From her office in Berkeley, Calif., Andree Sosler, executive director of the Darfur Stoves Project , coordinates the distribution of cheap, clean, super fuel-efficient cooking stoves to women in the Darfur region of Sudan. Designed by Berkeley scientists, partially manufactured in Mumbai, India, and assembled in Sudan, the stoves vastly reduce the amount of time and money Sudanese women have to spend obtaining firewood and cooking food. Dubbed “the five minute stove” by a group of Darfuri women Sosler helped ...
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Water Cyclists: An epic ride to raise awareness of a scarce resource 9.1.2012 Grist Magazine
by Greg Hanscom. On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg set off from Deadhorse, Alaska, on a more-than-18,000-mile journey to the southern tip of Argentina. Their chosen mode of transport: bamboo bicycles. Their mission: to raise awareness of the global water crisis that leaves more than 1 billion people without access to safe drinking water. Eighteen months, 14,000 miles, and 62 flat tries later, we caught up with them just long enough to ask a few questions about their trip so far—and their plans for when they finish, which, if all goes as planned, will happen in just a few more months. To learn more about their trip, or to support local water projects along their route, check out their website . Q. What is a couple of Dutchmen doing shouting about water scarcity? Last I checked, there was no dearth of the wet stuff around your corner of the globe. A. True, true. We actually started getting really interested in water once we finished our university exchange ...
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Freshness of winter has arrived 9.1.2012 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Freshness of winter has arrived
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Beyond changing a light bulb 9.1.2012 Vail Colorado: Columnists
When it comes to "green resolutions," sustainable-living experts always suggest going for the low-hanging fruit: recycle, turn off lights, give up plastic bags, wash your clothes in cold water, bike to work, and switch ...
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Crows invade Bay Area 9.1.2012 San Jose Mercury News: News
Local birders say crows increasingly are colonizing cities and suburbs, taking advantage of the cozy habitat humans have created for them. They're backed up by surveys that show an explosion in the crow population in urban and suburban areas ringing the bay.
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Denver friends organize food drive to celebrate their birthdays 8.1.2012 Denver Post: Local
Denver friends organize food drive to celebrate their birthdays
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