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Weekday Vegetarian: FoodShare's Great Big Crunch 7.3.2012 TreeHugger
The 5th Annual Big Crunch takes a bite out of local apples.
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Farm Bill Offers Opportunity to Correct the Current Unsustainable Food System 7.3.2012 Union of Concerned Scientists
When Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill this year, it should replace existing policies that subsidize junk food and encourage harmful farming practices with policies that prioritize healthy foods and farms, according to UCS.
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Vail Daily business briefs 7.3.2012 Vail Colorado: Our World
La Tour owner receives doctorate VAIL - Paul Ferzacca received an honorary doctorate from the The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver on Dec. 16. Chef Ferzacca, the proprietor of La Tour Restaurant in Vail, was honored to rece ...
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After Backyard Farms Fail, Homeless Animal Population Grows 7.3.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary gets weekly calls from people looking for new homes for their roosters, goats and...
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Wendell Pierce to Open a Grocery Store in New Orleans 7.3.2012 NYT: Home Page
The actor Wendell Pierce, of the HBO series “Treme,” plans to open healthy grocery stores in New Orleans neighborhoods where supermarkets are scarce.

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In Hong Kong, A Growing Taste For Organic Food 6.3.2012 NPR News
Demand for organic and local food is rising in Hong Kong. But people find supply limited and expensive, mirroring the early days of the organic movement in other countries.
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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Power of Women to Nourish the Planet 6.3.2012 Worldwatch Institute
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Worldwatch"s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes the power that women hold to solve hunger and poverty globally Washington, D.C .—On Thursday, we join millions of individuals and organizations around the world in observing International Women"s Day, a global celebration and recognition of women"s achievements. Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female farmers produce more than half of the world"s food. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women account for 75 percent of all the agricultural producers. But women farmers face a variety of obstacles. "The lack of access to information technology and the inability to connect rural enterprises to banks can prevent women from obtaining vital financial services," said Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Worldwatch ...
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Agroecology can overcome the failures of the Green Revolution 6.3.2012 Grassroots International

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Shopping Cart Racers Raise $35K for Organic Garden on Chicago's South Side (VIDEO) 6.3.2012 TreeHugger
A crazy shopping cart race known as the Chiditarod hit the streets of Chicago with decorated shopping carts and costumes -- with big money results.
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A Frugal Feast Shabbat in our nation's capital 5.3.2012 Switchboard, from NRDC
Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York: Last week, I took Frugal Feasts on the road and co-hosted a hybrid Frugal Feast-Shabbat dinner with a dear friend in Washington, D.C. Now I have to be honest: food is more my religion than religion is my religion, but...
Despite doomsday predictions, the Wedge food co-op is still thriving 5.3.2012 MinnPost
arroyofoodcoop.com The Wedge Elizabeth Archerd first heard the doomsday predictions shortly after she began working at the Wedge , the south Minneapolis food cooperative. “I started here in 1981, and I’ve been hearing about the impending death of co-ops since about 1982,” laughed Archerd, the Wedge’s membership and marketing coordinator. “First it was the mainstream grocery stories adding natural products – that was going to kill us. “Then Whole Foods came in, and that was going to be the death of co-ops. All it did was increase interest and awareness.” The Wedge, which got its start in 1974 in the basement of an apartment building on Franklin Avenue, now has more than 15,000 members. The Lyndale Avenue store and its warehouse operation took in about $44 million last year, an increase of 7 percent over the previous year. The Wedge is one of 12 co-ops in the greater Twin Cities area – a group that continues to thrive even in the face of greatly increased competition in the grocery ...
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Red Cross delivers aid to fleeing Syrians in Homs 4.3.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By BEN HUBBARD The Associated Press Published Mar 4, 2012 10:57AM MDT Beirut • Red Cross teams handed out food, blankets and medical kits in central Homs province on Sunday even as the government blocked access to the worst-hit district of Baba Amr three days after government troops drove rebels who had been holding the neighborhood out. The humanitarian group was trying to help families who fled Baba Amr after a monthlong siege and took shelter in nearby villages, ICRC spokesman Hicham Hassan said in Geneva. “The needs are so far mainly in the forms of food and a... ...
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Holy Ted Nugent, we're all foodies now 4.3.2012 LA Times: Opinion
Many Americans care a lot about their food. But many also find it difficult to improve the quality of what they eat.

Many Americans care a lot about their food. But many also find it difficult to improve the quality of what they eat.


Red Cross handing out aid outside beseiged Syrian city of Homs 4.3.2012 San Jose Mercury News: News
Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages.
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Red Cross handing out aid in Syrian city of Homs; still trying to enter besieged neighborhood 4.3.2012 Star Tribune: World
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Red Cross Tries to Enter Syrian Town 4.3.2012 NYT: Home Page
Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages.

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Cholesterol cop 4.3.2012 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Cholesterol cop
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Activists Are Reclaiming Vacant Lots For Gardens -- But Will There Be Legal Challenges? 3.3.2012 AlterNet
Occupy Vacant Lots is being welcomed by many neighborhoods in Philly, but could legal challenges upend its work?
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Digging into meat pies delivers the scoop on rising gas prices 3.3.2012 Seattle Times: Local
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Water scarcity affecting billions 3.3.2012 Earth Times
Water scarcity is common for billions around the world. By looking at monthly water flows, rather than yearly, 2.7 billion people appear caught in the water supply stress trap.
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