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Save Adam's Garden -- Updates and Contact Information 21.9.2011 TreeHugger
Save Adam's Garden -- Updates and Contact Information
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Wal-Mart market opens at Presidential Towers 21.9.2011 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Wal-Mart market opens at Presidential Towers
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UNH holds 7th annual Harvest Feast 21.9.2011 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
UNH holds 7th annual Harvest Feast
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Staying power: Stockbox makes mobile food solutions stick 21.9.2011 Grist Magazine
by Twilight Greenaway. When it comes to bringing fruits and vegetables to so-called food deserts, mobile distribution efforts have long appeared to be a useful solution. Ever since Oakland’s People’s Grocery kicked this trend off nearly a decade ago, food justice advocates have been filling school buses , old postal trucks , and ice cream trucks with fresh produce and other less-processed foods to get real food in the hands of those who need it. But when Carrie Ferrence, a then-graduate student at Washington’s Bainbridge Graduate Institute, started looking into the preliminary research about existing mobile projects, she found that their limited hours and availability were often leaving customers unfulfilled. “A lot of what people are looking for isn’t just intermittent access to good food, it’s reliable access to good food,” says Ferrence. She and her project partner Jacqueline Gjurgevich wondered: What happens if you take the wheels off? And, ...
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Around the Northwest 21.9.2011 Seattle Times: Local
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L.A.'s living wage ordinance isn't a job killer 21.9.2011 LA Times: Opinion
As the bidding for LAX food concessions shows, businesses and good wages and benefits for workers can coexist.

As the bidding for LAX food concessions shows, businesses and good wages and benefits for workers can coexist.


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New Leaf celebrates being reusable bag trendsetter 21.9.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
SANTA CRUZ -- In honor of the 3 millionth plastic bag never packed with fresh food at New Leaf Community Markets since 1993, the local natural foods grocery store is promising to donate 20 cents for every customer who shops at any of its six locations today with a reusable bag.
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Neighborhoods served by small grocers called 'food deserts' 21.9.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Department of Agriculture interactive food access map emphasizes supermarkets, ignores smaller mom-and-pop shops
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Fruit growers to donate $27 million to WSU 20.9.2011 Seattle Times: Local
The state's apple and pear growers have voted to donate $27 million over the next eight years to support tree fruit research at Washington State University, the largest single gift in the Pullman school's history.
Can Educating Consumers Help Make Farm Labor Fair? (The Nation) 20.9.2011 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
The Nation - The Nation -- This summer in California, as legions of migrants culled America's bounty from sun-scorched fields, Governor Jerry Brown put the right to unionize even further out of their reach.
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Wal-Mart market opening at Presidential Towers Wednesday 20.9.2011 Chicago Tribune: Business
Wal-Mart market opening at Presidential Towers Wednesday
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Another urban gardener bites the dirt 20.9.2011 Grist Magazine
by Claire Thompson. With the current groundswell of interest in urban homesteading and super-local food production, it’s no surprise people are fired up about their right to garden! But it appears that the widespread, incredulous response to the case of the Michigan gardener who faced jail time for growing veggies last year wasn’t enough to convince  local governments to update their urban agriculture policies. The latest example? Adam Guerrero of Memphis, Tenn., received a citation last week for the “nuisance” caused by the raised vegetable beds and sunflower plants in his yard. This case has an especially ridiculous twist: Guerrero, a high school math teacher, uses the garden to pass his urban farming expertise on to local youth. So far this year, the after-school group has been shown how to make biodiesel, harvest honey, compost, and install solar power. At a time when cities all over the country are so cash-strapped they’re doing things like ...
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Tacoma school cafeteria food goes to food bank 20.9.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
With Tacoma schools closed by a teachers' strike, district food service workers gave perishable produce to a food bank.
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Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, union reach labor deal, avert strike 20.9.2011 LA Times: Business
Negotiations between the grocery chains and the United Food and Commercial Workers intensify after a deadline passes. Union members are set to vote on the tentative three-year contract.

In the end, Southern California's big three grocery chains and their unionized workers settled their labor fight because of this economic reality: Another strike would have severely damaged both sides.


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Greek Crisis Pushes Some Over the Edge 20.9.2011 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Recorded suicides in Greece have roughly doubled since before the country's debt crisis began as its economy shrinks and its society frays amid brutal austerity measures.
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Greek Crisis Exacts a Cruel Toll 20.9.2011 Wall St. Journal: Economy
Recorded suicides in Greece have roughly doubled since before the country's debt crisis began as its economy shrinks and its society frays amid brutal austerity measures.
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Grocery strike avoided; deal called 'win-win' for both sides 20.9.2011 LA Times: Business
Officials with the United Food and Commercial Workers confirmed Monday that they had reached a three-year labor contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons, averting a grocery strike that would have idled more than 54,000 workers across Southern California.


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Resisting the Corporate Theft of Seeds 19.9.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Vandana Shiva

We are in a food emergency. Speculation and diversion of food to biofuel has contributed to an uncontrolled price rise, adding more to the billion already denied their right to food. Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies, our earthworms and soil organisms that create soil fertility. Plant and animal varieties are disappearing as monocultures displace biodiversity.

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How Can We Create Jobs, Reduce Food Prices and Boost Economies? 19.9.2011 WRI Stories
The fate of heads of state across the globe is tied in large part to their ability to ensure employment, economic growth, and access to cheap food and clean water. Rising food prices have helped topple dictators across the Middle East. Europe,… ...
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Fair Farms Campaign meeting is Wednesday in Rochester 19.9.2011 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
A local effort to build support for small livestock farms in southeastern Minnesota and the rest of the United States is getting started this week.

A kickoff meeting of the Fair Farms Campaign, organized by
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