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A Food Bank With Flagging Corporate Support 20.10.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Oya Oliver knows exactly what everything costs, from the price of a box of 100 small Slim Jims -- $14.79 -- to...
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How Responsible Investing Can Change the Food System 20.10.2011 Small Business | GreenBiz.com

The Slow Money Conference held last week aims to bring socially responsible investing to innovative companies that are creating jobs, improving the soil and growing healthy food at a sustainable scale.

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Everywhere there was song and celebration: Foodstock fights the mega-quarry 19.10.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Imagine you are walking through a gold, orange and red canopied autumn woodlot. You've got a fragrant, steaming mug of cider to ward off the chill, and as you wander, eating and drinking, local buskers serenade you as you make your way through crowds of friends to a stage where your favourite Canadian musicians are playing live. Nice dream, eh? read ...
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Katherine Mangu-Ward: Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating 19.10.2011 Twincities.com: Opinion

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes.

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WA couple accused of imprisoning adopted twins 19.10.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
A Vancouver, Wash., couple is accused of imprisoning their adopted twins and only feeding them once a day.
Liz Neumark: The Best Acre on the Planet 19.10.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I have thought a lot about where change comes from; government regulation; populist movements or private enterprise. This week I was exposed to two very...
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Organic Markets, Community Restaurants Donate Food to Occupy Protesters 18.10.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Occupy Wall Street movement has rallied to collect about $300,000 dollars and a storage unit full of donations for New York City protesters. Occupy Gainesville is living off of organic and local food.

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Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity? 18.10.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

A white paper released today by Food & Water Watch and the Public Health Institute challenges the common assumption that government subsidies to farmers growing corn, soybeans and other commodity crops is a primary factor in increasing rates of obesity. Acknowledging that the current system of farm subsidies is in need of reform, the paper, Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity?

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Today: Lammle’s art helps ‘Pajama Pirates’ sail away 18.10.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By ben Fulton The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 18, 2011 08:22AM MDT Other than comics, no other literary form gives visual art such pride of place as children’s books. Curiously, however, the quality of art is often given a back seat to the importance of story. The luminous whimsy and gauze-like colors of Utah illustrator Leslie Lammle succeed in tipping the scale in favor of art in Pajama Pirates, her 2010 book with Andrew Kramer as author. The panels radiate in synch with the story, about a group of children’s midnight adventure of imagination, wherein beds t... ...
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Higher Fuel And Food Costs Drive Wholesale Prices Up 18.10.2011 NPR News
The increase was more than expected and could be a sign of inflation pressures building. Wednesday, we'll hear about changes in consumer prices last month.
Fumigation nation: Battling pesticide use in California 18.10.2011 Grist Magazine
by Twilight Greenaway. To drive through California’s farm fields with a group of anti-pesticide advocates is to see the endless rows of strawberries, lettuce, and Brussels sprouts transform from a bucolic to an ominous sight. This happened to me on a recent tour of Santa Cruz and Monterey—two coastal counties known for their cool-weather crops and a wide range of corresponding chemicals used to keep pests at bay. (In 2009 alone, conventional farmers in Monterey County used over 7 million pounds of pesticide, for example). Three advocacy groups— Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), Pesticide Action Network (PANNA) and Pesticide Watch —convened a group of local politicians to illustrate not only the dangers of pesticide use in the state, but also the viable alternatives. I was lucky enough to get to tag along. The group toured two successful organic farms along the coast—Jacobs Farm and Swanton Berry Farm—where we heard from farmers who grow herbs, ...
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Body found near Richland grain silo a suicide 18.10.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Benton County coroner says the death of a West Richland teenager found Saturday near a Richland grain silo was a suicide.
Why the food movement should occupy Wall Street 18.10.2011 Gristmill
by Siena Chrisman. I went to the Occupy Wall Street march last week, as part of the NYC food justice delegation . We carried baskets of farmers market vegetables and signs reading "Stop Gambling on Hunger" and "Food Not Bonds." Food justice advocates came out from around the city -- urban farmers, gardeners, youth, professors, union members, and community organizers. The vegetables attracted a lot of attention. Food so often attracts a lot of attention -- The New York Times is just one of the outlets to focus in recent days on the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park . What was more surprising were all of the puzzled looks we got from the bloggers, photographers, and other marchers who wanted to talk to us. "What's the connection here with food?" we were asked many times. The connection of the protests with food, of course, runs from the local to the global, the specific to the ephemeral. Food justice advocates are connecting with Occupy sites all around the country to donate fresh, healthy, ...
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Conservation Agriculture: Keeping People and Wildlife Safe 18.10.2011 Worldwatch Institute
In a new blog post, Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet Program Director Danielle Nierenberg reports on the activities of the Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO), a Zambian organization that helps farmers improve their agricultural practices without increasing pressure on wildlife habitats. One of the first things you notice about grocery stores in Zambia is the plethora of processed foods from around the world, from crackers made in Argentina and soy milk from China to popular U.S. breakfast cereals. Complementing these foreign foods, however, are a variety of locally made and processed products, including indigenous varieties of organic rice, all-natural peanut butter, and honey from the It's Wild brand. It's Wild was started by the Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO), an organization founded over 30 years ago to conserve local wildlife. COMACO helps farmers improve their agricultural practices in ways that can protect the environment-such as through conservation ...
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EU To Decide Food Aid Program's Future 18.10.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
As Europe's debt crisis drags on, the social safety nets in place in eurozone countries are beginning to fray. One long-standing program, which is financed by the European Union, and uses surplus food stocks, may end soon. The decision on whether to cut funding to the food aid program comes as more people join the soup lines. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.
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Janaina Stronzake, from MST, to visit East Coast 18.10.2011 Grassroots International

 

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Interview With Will Allen of Cedar Circle Farm in Vermont 18.10.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

I grew up on a small farm in Los Angeles County, when LA was the largest farm county in the US, so I already had a farm mentality. My folks sold most of their acreage in the early 1950s. I went in to the Marine Corps shortly after in 1956 and when I got out I went to college at Valley College, University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Illinois. After that I taught at UCSB and was fired in 1970. After a stint in jail I worked on farms, and on highway crews to get enough money to rent and run my own farm. When my sons were diagnosed with muscular dystrophy I began to be more needed in their day-to-day care. Farming enabled me to do that better than any other endeavor and I loved to garden and farm, so it was no great sacrifice to have to farm full time and be able to care for my treasured kids.

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Vermont Experiments in Cow Power 17.10.2011 Environmental News Network
A recent case study in the State of Vermont suggests that deriving electricity from cow manure may be economically feasible. This small and largely agrarian state has no shortage of cows and dairy farms. It is conceivable that with the proper commitment from farmers, utilities, and government agencies, cow power could be a central part of the Vermont electric grid. The seven-year study was conducted by six dairy farms, and produced 12 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
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McDonald's to launch in-store channel 17.10.2011 LA Times: Most Emailed
Mark Burnett, BBC America and KABC-TV Eyewitness News will provide content for dine-in customers.

McDonald's customers will soon be able to have local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories to go with their fries — McTV is here and in high definition.


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David Mizejewski: New Antelope Discovered in Plain Sight 17.10.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
There are actually dozens of specimens in museums and the animal has been recorded in the wild for decades. In fact, you can often find it in local food markets.
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