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Category: Food Systems :: Local Food Systems
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Last chance for Portland's sustainable businesses to apply for a BEST award 17.2.2011 PDX Green - A blog about sustainable living - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Deadline to apply for a Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow Awards is 5 p.m. Feb. 18
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Know Your Foodie: Locavores vs. Fetishists (The Atlantic Wire) 16.2.2011 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
The Atlantic Wire -
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Shoulders to the Wheel: Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Local Food Systems 16.2.2011 Truthout - All Articles

How do you create a locally harvested food system for a city of 100,000? This question is being asked presently in a seminar, in Duluth, Minnesota and the broader western Lake Superior region, as well as in many other cities across the United States. It was also an urgent local question a century ago.

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6 Hot Celebrity Women Getting Down and Dirty on the Farm 16.2.2011 TreeHugger
6 Hot Celebrity Women Getting Down and Dirty on the Farm
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Wal-Mart’s unlikely philanthropy chief 16.2.2011 Boston Globe: Page One
Wal-Mart’s unlikely philanthropy chief
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History Hinders Diversification Of Portland, Ore. 16.2.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
Although the city is slowly growing more diverse, it still remains one of the most homogeneous big cities in the U.S. Many of the residents are young, white professionals, most of whom are not from there. What has helped keep Portland majority white? Its whiteness.
Spotlight on Land O' Lakes - Doing Monsanto's Bidding on GE Alfalfa 16.2.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

If Monsanto is the devil, as many would say, then there has been little if any mention of those doing the devil's bidding here, in this case that disciple being Forage Genetics International (FGI). FGI is a wholly (or rather "unholy") owned subsidiary of Land O' Lakes. While Monsanto owns the patented RoundUp Ready (RR) gene, FGI is the developer of RR Alfalfa and licenses the patents to do so from Monsanto.

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Whole Foods reaches out to Jamaica Plain 15.2.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Whole Foods reaches out to Jamaica Plain
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What's In The 2012 Budget Plan? NPR Breaks It Down 14.2.2011 NPR News
NPR beat reporters offer summaries and analysis of the president's $3.7 trillion proposal, topic by topic. Check back here throughout the day for updates.
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Getting Farmers and Consumers to Actually Talk - Menu for the Future (Video) 14.2.2011 TreeHugger
Getting Farmers and Consumers to Actually Talk - Menu for the Future (Video)
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Local Briefs 13.2.2011 Durango Herald
Film festival needs volunteersVolunteers are needed for this years Durango Independent Film Festival which takes place from March 2-6.
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Push, pull for farmers markets 13.2.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Push, pull for farmers markets
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Local Briefs 12.2.2011 Durango Herald
Snowshoe workshop for women is MondayDurango Nature Studies Program Director Karen Hickerson will host a snowshoe workshop for women only from 930 to 1130 a.m. Monday at Haviland Lake.
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Train riders to get free food vouchers 12.2.2011 Seattle Times: Local
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Millbrae chamber lauds businesses, volunteers at annual dinner 12.2.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
The Millbrae Chamber of Commerce held its 12th annual Excellence in Business Awards and Chamber Installation Dinner, which was attended by 120 people on Jan.
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Vail Valley food bank busier than ever 12.2.2011 Vail Colorado: Business
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - One of the busiest banks in the valley is better known for withdrawals, but needs all the deposits it can get. The Vail Valley Salvation Army's food bank in Edwards has been helping between 400 and ...
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New trees prevent muddy tragedy 11.2.2011 CNN: Top Stories
In rural Guatemala, all it takes is a few minutes for tons of heavy mud to plow into a vulnerable hillside community and swallow its people and their homes.
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Opinion: Farms should be the new new thing for Silicon Valley 11.2.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Once known as the Valley of Heart's Delight, Silicon Valley is home to some of the most fertile soil in the nation.
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First Lady Making Strides One Year Into 'Let's Move' 11.2.2011 NPR: All Things Considered
Since Michelle Obama launched the "Let's Move!" campaign to fight childhood obesity, she's negotiated with schools to put in salad bars and with Wal-Mart to reduce sugar, salt and fat in its foods. Obama tells NPR that fresh vegetables and fruit, and a little bit of dancing can help move the needle on the scale.
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Whole truth isn’t simple 10.2.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Whole truth isn’t simple
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