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Category: Food Systems :: Local Food Systems
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Bostonians dream big about a reborn Downtown Crossing 19.2.2012 Boston Globe: Business
Bostonians dream big about a reborn Downtown Crossing
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An 'artist co-op' for urban farmers 18.2.2012 MinnPost
It’s the smell you notice most when first stepping inside the Maplewood greenhouses of Grow! Twin Cities . A pungent blend of soil, decomposing compost and whatever else lingers in places where plants have long been grown, the earthy aroma is both acrid and enticing, especially toward the back of one greenhouse in which an 85-foot-long compost pile is being tested as an eco-friendly way to produce heat in the winter. This is the second season for Grow! Twin Cities, an urban agriculture project started by five local food activists looking to create a “model urban farm” by bringing together people and plants as a community in which they hope wisdom and resources can be shared. “We’re working to build a co-op of small- to mid-size high-quality growers who can operate together,” says Russ Henry, one of the group’s founders, and owner of the organic gardening and landscaping company, Giving Tree Gardens . Though it is loosely modeled around some of the same community food principles embraced ...
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Walk Turkey's Beautiful 'Honey Road' This Summer for a Sweet Taste of Local Culture 17.2.2012 TreeHugger
Walk Turkey's Beautiful 'Honey Road' This Summer for a Sweet Taste of Local Culture
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Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic 16.2.2012 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic
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Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic 16.2.2012 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic
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Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic 16.2.2012 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic
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Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic 16.2.2012 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic
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Davis County volunteer devotes 2,400-plus hours to food pantry 16.2.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By Lorem Ipsum The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 16, 2012 10:13AM MDT Cass Carroll has volunteered at the Bountiful Community Food Pantry for more than two years. During her tenure, Carroll has logged more than 2,400 hours for the charity, devoting at least four hours each weekday, plus numerous evenings, to the pantry. She has kept watch on the pantry’s food supply — which reached 1.4 million pounds last year — to ensure that items don’t exceed their shelf life. She has managed the food-sorting process, trained volunteers and made special items such as gluten-fre... ...
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Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic 16.2.2012 Environmental News Network
Organic Brown Rice and Arsenic
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Green Deserts: The Palm Oil Conflict 16.2.2012 CorpWatch Features
Wilmar of Singapore, the world
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A rainbow of fruits and veggies 16.2.2012 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
If you were to tag along on a fruit and veggie scavenger hunt with the "Eat Bright" class at Hy-Vee Foods, you might just learn something new — like there are 120 different fruits and vegetables in the produce section.
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Millions of Pakistanis struggle to survive as floods crisis continues 16.2.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Six months after floods devastated Sindh and parts of Balochistan province, millions of Pakistanis still need help to survive, international and national aid agencies warned today. The coalition of agencies also said that a lackluster response from the international funders is seriously threatening flood hit communities' chances of coping with the next monsoon season and called on the Pakistani government to boost its efforts to limit the impact of future disasters. Six months after floods devastated Sindh and parts of Balochistan province, millions of Pakistanis still need help to survive, international and national aid agencies warned today. The coalition of agencies also said that a lackluster response from the international funders is seriously threatening flood hit communities' chances of coping with the next monsoon season and called on the Pakistani government to boost its efforts to limit the impact of future disasters. “Communities hit by the floods are enduring an exceptionally ...
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Leslie Hatfield: Prince Charles Calls for a Greener Food System 16.2.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Last May, Prince Charles gave a speech at the Future of Food Conference in which he outlined the social and environmental problems associated with industrial food systems and some pragmatic solutions to them.
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Oxfam reactive to WFP Emergency High-Level Meeting on the Sahel Food Crisis 15.2.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Oxfam today welcomed a joint statement made by UN agencies, the European Union and USAID issuing a concerted call for action to meet the humanitarian needs of over 11 million people in the Sahel, as well longer-term interventions to tackle the underlying causes of hunger and food crises. Oxfam’s Regional Policy Manager in West Africa, Steve Cockburn said “The call to action by senior figures in the UN, donors and governments in the region is an encouraging sign that the international community is recognising that acting early can save many more lives at much less cost. There is hope that the world has learned the lessons from the devastating food crisis in the Horn of Africa, where delays in responses came at great cost to the lives of the vulnerable communities. It is clear that the priority now is to mobilize sufficient funding behind national emergency plans that have been developed by countries in the region, and to get support to all who need it, including those affected by conflict ...
Making The Case For Resilient Design 15.2.2012 TreeHugger
Alex Wilson At Building Green Completes His Series on Resilient Building
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Eli's East is a classy but casual affair 15.2.2012 News & Features

A whiskey old-fashioned is one of those unique cocktails that is as celebratory as it is dour. It's equally at home in a tumbler at the neighbor's annual Christmas party and in the hand of a melancholic old-timer who is drinking to forget. It's the drink of choice for Don Draper and your kookiest...

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Distance complicates, impedes healthy diets for some 15.2.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The challenge of buying enough healthy food is complicated by distance. Thousands of people live in communities without a grocery store — leaving them to pay more, in time and money.
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Protein: We Only Serve White Meat Here [Excerpt] 14.2.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As a small farmer, I need to sell the whole animal. So does the food industry, and it's invented ingenious ways to do that by locating a steak house on one corner and a burger joint on the other. Between the two, the whole animal gets used. But fast food, because of its volume and narrow-spectrum use, inherently creates a conundrum for local supply.

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Local Chapter of Organic Food Group Comes Out Against Hydro-Fracking 14.2.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Following is a resolution recently approved by the Athens Area Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

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Susie Middleton: Eating Locally, Slowly But Surely 14.2.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Good things take time, I've finally learned. Looking back now, I realize that the road to eating locally and sustainably is a slow, deliberate one -- something you grow into, rather than rush into.
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