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China to sell pork from stockpiles to dampen price 15.7.2011 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government will sell pork from stockpiles to dampen inflation that pushed up the price of its staple meat by 57 percent last month, the Commerce Ministry said Friday....
Vermont Town's Food Focus Still A Growing Concept 15.7.2011 NPR Health Science
The book The Town That Food Saved put Hardwick and its local food community on the map. But small farms can translate to prices too high for many customers. So farmers are focusing on efficiency and new ways to broaden the appeal of local fare.
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Hundreds of union workers block grain train 15.7.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
Hundreds of union workers managed to block a mile-long train from delivering grain to the new EGT terminal at the Port of Longview, Wash. The terminal wants to use non-union labor.
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Free health fairs, screenings in Salt Lake City and Ogden 15.7.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jul 14, 2011 03:56PM MDT Free health fairs are scheduled for Salt Lake City and Ogden this week. The Junior League of Salt Lake City has scheduled its annual CARE Fair for Friday and Saturday at the Horizonte Instruction & Training Center, 1234 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City. More than 250 medical volunteers and more than 50 community agencies will combine to help individuals and families who need routine medical tests, screenings and community assistance information. Services will include childhood immunizations and ... ...
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Shumlin: Let states buy local food for schools 14.7.2011 Boston Globe: Vermont
Shumlin: Let states buy local food for schools
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Toronto Changing Ordinance; Will Allow Front Yard Vegetable Gardens 14.7.2011 TreeHugger
Toronto Changing Ordinance; Will Allow Front Yard Vegetable Gardens
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Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security 14.7.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world's food from farm to fork, according to Nourishing the Planet, a project of the Worldwatch Institute. The other links in the food chain - harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing, and selling - ensure that food actually reaches consumers. Inefficiencies in these activities, rather than just low yields or poor farming techniques, are often to blame for food shortages and low prices for growers. 

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Entrepreneurial spirit, economy spark red-hot trend 14.7.2011 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Entrepreneurial spirit, economy spark red-hot trend
Slow start to rollout of Boston food trucks 14.7.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Slow start to rollout of Boston food trucks
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Seattle food-truck plan heading to City Council 14.7.2011 Seattle Times: Politics
The bill would bring two major changes: Food trucks could do business on the street, instead of being limited to private lots, and sidewalk carts — now commonly selling hot dogs or popcorn — could sell more types of food.
When is it time to break up with your utility? 14.7.2011 Gristmill
by John Farrell. When is it time to break up with your utility? Perhaps it’s when they come to ratepayers for $30 million in cost overruns on a “free” smart grid project. Or when they fail to meet deadlines to propose a new franchise agreement. Or when they cite national security in an effort to avoid sharing load information. Or when they crash your office with nine employees to present their delayed franchise plan. Or perhaps when they propose raising rates again to keep up with rising fossil fuel prices. The citizens of Boulder, Colo., have put up with a lot from Xcel Energy, the investor-owned utility that spans several states and currently provides the city’s mostly coal-powered electricity. So it was energizing to be invited to Boulder by Clean Energy Action in April to share a presentation on how the city could move forward. The city’s saga began in 2003, when it first began studying the option of municipalizing their electricity system to have more ...
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‘Katrina cottages’ become permanent housing 13.7.2011 Gristmill
by Kaid Benfield. Cross-posted from National Resources Defense Council . One of the more creative ideas to emerge in those hectic (and, for some, tragic) days following Hurricane Katrina was the invention of “ Katrina Cottages ,” sturdier and, to my eyes, much more attractive alternatives to the FEMA trailers typically used to house displaced residents. They are prefabricated and modular, and they can be constructed on site or placed on wheels and transported like conventional mobile homes. They are also designed so that they can be anchored in place to become fixed, permanent housing. There are now many variations, but these attributes are common to all. I am proud to say that several of my friends were involved in the cottages’ design, under the auspices of a massive volunteer effort organized by the Congress for the New Urbanism called the Mississippi Renewal Forum . I was greatly impressed by the entire effort. I was also impressed by the cottages, in part because, ...
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USDA Says Farm-To-School Programs Are "Snowballing" Across Country 13.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years – so much so that...
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USDA Seeks Ways To Boost Farm-To-School Programs 13.7.2011 WCCO: National
(credit: Jupiter Images)The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years -- so much so that the federal agency in charge of school lunches is giving them a new stamp of approval.
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USDA seeks ways to boost farm-to-school programs 13.7.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
USDA seeks ways to boost farm-to-school programs
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USDA seeks ways to boost farm-to-school programs (AP) 13.7.2011 Yahoo: US National
AP - The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years — so much so that the federal agency in charge of school lunches is giving them a new stamp of approval. ...
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USDA seeks ways to boost farm-to-school programs 13.7.2011 AP National
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years - so much so that the federal agency in charge of school lunches is giving them a new stamp of approval....
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Love Seafood? Make Sure It's Sustainable 13.7.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This post comes to us courtesy of KQED's Bay Area Bites. By Sarah Henry Up until a couple of recent events, I'd almost given up...
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British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food 13.7.2011 TreeHugger
British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food
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Republic at Seven Corners does bar food better 13.7.2011 News & Features

Local restaurateur Matty O'Reilly has developed a reputation as something of a turnaround artist. His first project, seven years back, transformed the former Bean and Wine space in Excelsior into the 318 Cafe. O'Reilly upgraded the food offerings, switched from counter to table service, and culti...

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