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Katherine Gustafson: Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local 15.5.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.
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Farm Protesters Land Seized by UC Berkeley 14.5.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Alison Hope Alkon

The newly established farm on UC Berkeley-owned Gill Tract will soon be empty. At the time of this writing, it is surrounded by riot police from at least 8 different UC Campus police forces. Nine have been arrested. This is the end to a standoff that began on Friday, when the police blocked farmers from entering or leaving, forcing supporters to toss food and water over the fence.

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Salt Lake City proposal could define and create more neighborhood pubs 14.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By Christopher Smart The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 13, 2012 11:51PM MDT What is a neighborhood pub? Some imagine it as a friendly little place where everybody knows your name, like on the sitcom “Cheers.” Others fear it could lead to a raucous joint where you’d find inebriated John Belushi-types stumbling out to their pickup trucks to drive home. The Salt Lake City Council will wrestle with those perceptions in coming weeks, as well as various definitions outlined in Mayor Ralph Becker’s 2009 proposal to overhaul the city’s “out-moded” ordinances surrounding alcoho... ...
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Do Toms Shoes Really Help People? 14.5.2012 Mother Jones
When Toms—a company that, for every pair of shoes you buy, gives a pair to someone in the developing world—was founded in 2006, shoe hoarders rejoiced: A robust collection of kicks was no longer reason for your friends to compare you to a certain Filipina dictator—oh, no! A pile of Toms canvas sneakers and wedge heels actually added to your do-gooder cred. According to its website , by September 2010 Toms had given away more than a million shoes. Toms has since expanded; in addition to shoes it now sells glasses under the same model. Toms isn't the only company founded on the "buy one, give one" model of business. For every watch you buy through WeWood , a tree is planted. Smile Squared sells and donates toothbrushes. So do these companies work? I asked a few aid experts to weigh in. Continue Reading ...
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Preppers do their best to be ready for the worst 14.5.2012 Seattle Times: Local
Back in 1962, they were building fallout shelters during the Cuban missile crisis. In the latest incarnation of getting ready for disaster, preppers are stocking up with nine months' worth of food and other essentials in case of ... you name it, economic collapse, a huge earthquake, an electromagnetic pulse attack that takes out our electronics.
The cult of the Big Green Egg 14.5.2012 Vail Colorado: Editorials
What came first: the chicken or the big green egg? Well, obviously the chicken did, but once the Big Green Egg came along, chicken was elevated to new heights. After last week's article, many people asked me about the Big Gree ...
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Eco-Art Installations Sprout in a Taiwanese Village 12.5.2012 TreeHugger
Eco-Art Installations Sprout in a Taiwanese Village
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Food for thinkers 12.5.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Food for thinkers
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Farming programs help immigrants get out of poverty 11.5.2012 MinnPost
He was born in mountainous Cambodia and dreamed of owning a farm. She was born to the far-reaching plains of the Midwest and flourished in an urban setting of coffee shops and poetry readings. Now, immigrant Proeun and Amy Doeun are married, have four children, a herd of goats and 85 chickens as well as their own 40-acre farm in Rush City. That’s thanks in large part to the Minnesota Food Association, a farm entrepreneurship program she calls “our alma mater.’’ That program is but one of many to be highlighted at an upcoming national conference with a title as long and as self-explanatory as many a non-fiction book. “Grassroots & Groundwork: Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Build Prosperity” will showcase both tested and emerging models for helping low-income as well as immigrant and refugee populations to get out and stay out of poverty, planners say. More than 400 people are expected to attend the event  sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation June 6- 8 at Mystic Lake ...
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Sizing Up Americans In 'The Weight Of The Nation' 11.5.2012 NPR Health Science
A new four-part documentary airing on HBO next week looks at America's growing weight problem. John Hoffman, vice president of HBO Documentary Films and executive producer of The Weight Of The Nation, describes his three year-project to document the causes and effects of being overweight and obese in America.
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Market Watch: Above the ocean in Malibu, a rare orchard of loquats 11.5.2012 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
High on a steep, terraced mountainside in Malibu, with a spectacular view of the Pacific, perches the largest and probably the only commercial planting of loquats in the United States. A pome fruit related to apples and pears, the loquat is one of the great pleasures of spring in Southern California. It has firm but juicy flesh with the texture of cantaloupe and a sweet-tart flavor evoking cherry. The irony is that it is so well-adapted and common as a backyard tree that there's little local demand for the fruit.


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Jo Creed: Food Revolution Day Cooking Up a Global Food Festival Like No Other 10.5.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children's. If you haven't already made plans for Food Revolution Day on May 19, here are a few ways that you can get involved.
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Stamp out hunger with donations at the mailbox 10.5.2012 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
Letter carriers are used to their mailbags getting lighter with each stop they make.

Saturday, they'd like to reverse the trend.

This marks the 19th year the National Association of
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Lawnside mourns a titan of the community 10.5.2012 Philly.com News
Lawnside’s Peter Mott House will be closed to visitors Saturday, as a beloved civic leader who saved the structure from demolition is laid to rest in the borough whose history he championed. Clarence Still Jr., patriarch of an illustrious African American family whose annual reunions he organized for decades, died Friday at age 83. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Lawnside, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
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Editorial: Making Room for Local Farmers 10.5.2012 NY Times: Editorials
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg should make sure that a deal with the owners of a produce market in the Bronx includes a central place for local farmers.

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Healthy food today, healthy earth tomorrow 9.5.2012 Grassroots International
Outside Author Bio: Daniel Moss is Coordinator of Our Water Commons and a consultant with Grassroots International. Outside Author: Daniel Moss Previous publication: Insights Newsletter Outside Link: In a hidden corner of pesticide-laden sugar cane fields in Northeast Brazil, Grassroots International’s staffer Saulo Araujo discovered a tiny oasis of agricultural diversity. “Lettuce, cauliflower, beets, carrots, beans, corn,” pointed out farmers Rubem and Maria dos Santos, members of the Landless Workers Movement. “We grow almost everything we need to feed ourselves and to sell in the local market.” read ...
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National Consumer Group Identifies Five Human Right to Water Hot Spots in the United States 9.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

While the UN officially recognized water as a human right in July 2010, lack of access to clean water and sanitation is not a far-flung problem, according to national consumer group Food & Water Watch, which today released the report Our Right to Water: A People’s Guide to Implementing the United Nations’ Recognition of the Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation In the United States.

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Hunger and Poverty Rises among Older Americans amid Cuts to Safety-Net Programs 9.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

More than 5 million older Americans struggle to put food on the table, and another 3.5 million live in poverty, according to new analysis PDF Icon from Bread for the World.

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Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps 9.5.2012 Durango Herald
RALEIGH, N.C. The federal government is spending 4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers.
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Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps 9.5.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
The federal government is spending $4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers. ...
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