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Is Walmart Really Going Organic and Local? 21.3.2012 Mother Jones
I live on an organic farm in North Carolina , so I don't spend much time roaming my local Walmart looking for produce. But on a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I decided to stop by a busy supercenter to see how the company was going about its well-publicized push to sell more local and organic food. The produce section sat between the in-store McDonald's and some giant coolers packed with Hormel bologna. There were crates piled high with perfect orbs of cabbage and tomatoes, onions and melons. Elephant-ear-size collard greens sat in tight bunches; stacks of fist-size lemons beamed yellow. Plenty of fresh food, to be sure, though a few "Grown in USA" signs were the nearest thing I could find to an indication of local. Organic? A few bags of house-brand lettuce claimed that standard. But you can't judge Walmart on a single store. The company sells 18 percent of all the groceries bought in the United States—more than anyone else by a wide margin. And it's not just Froot Loops and rock-hard ...
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There's More To Fixing Food Deserts Than Building Grocery Stores 21.3.2012 NPR News
A study finds that low-income shoppers care about more than just cost and proximity to fresh produce — they also want choice and quality if they're going to buy it.
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Eat Street Social a great new hangout off Nicollet 21.3.2012 News & Features

There's a line often uttered by the stock character of virginal high school girl, usually present in bad horror movies or generic romantic comedies, when her square-jawed jock boyfriend starts putting the pressure on and she tells him, "I just want the first time to be special." Well, if you've n...

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Vt. produce firm expanding meat business 20.3.2012 Boston Globe: Vermont
Vt. produce firm expanding meat business
Debate: Can It Be More Ethical To Eat Meat? 20.3.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We all have to eat, so it's the debate that never ends -- is it more socially responsible to kill and eat animals, or to...
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Lobbyist spending, 2005-2011 20.3.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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Life-sustaining water — a global and local concern 20.3.2012 Seattle Times: Opinion
Water is a local issue, a children's issue, an equality issue, a food issue — in fact, as a concern it knows no bounds, says firefighter and guest columnist Mitzi Simmons.
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Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Small, Sustainable World 19.3.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It's a small world, as Walt Disney told us. And we're all hungry. I was thinking of this last week in Anaheim, where 60,000 of us converged.
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Carrefour ordered to close China store 19.3.2012 Yahoo: Politics
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in central China have ordered European retail giant Carrefour to temporarily close one of its stores, a local government official said on Monday, days after state media said the chain was passing off regular chicken as free-range meat. The closure is the latest case of Chinese officials cracking down on foreign brands and comes after food safety authorities said last week they were investigating a Beijing branch of McDonald's Corp , the world's biggest hamburger chain, after reports of quality problems there. ...
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GreenSpace: 19.3.2012 P-com Living Green
I made a few stops on the way home the other night, which meant my car's engine had to warm up several times and my gas mileage for the trip was down a bit - 55.2 miles a gallon.
In W. Kensington, a vibrant school community faces closing 19.3.2012 Philly.com News
Some people look at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary and see an antiquated building that's cramped, costly, and stuck in the middle of a neighborhood marked by boarded-up buildings and daylight drug sales.
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Want to eat more local food? 19.3.2012 Vail Colorado: News
The butcher, the baker - even The Hen House Maker - will attend the Local Food Expo from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado Mountain College to sell the fruits of their labors to eager "locavores." Presented ...
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Town Talk for March 19 19.3.2012 Vail Colorado: News
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Emerald Energy Exploits Colombian Andes 18.3.2012 CorpWatch Features
Emerald Energy, a UK company owned by Sinochem of China, is exploring for oil in the eastern Colombian Andes in the high altitude tropical mountain tundra ecosystem known as p
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Butchers beef up French presidential campaign 18.3.2012 Yahoo: Business
The French butcher who cuts and tresses your meat with care, and serves as city dwellers' link to the land, is falling on hard times, unable to find new blood to keep his iconic image alive — as supermarkets and Arab butchers selling halal meat at cheaper prices thrive. ...
Butchers beef up French presidential campaign 18.3.2012 Seattle Times: Top stories
The French butcher who cuts and tresses your meat with care, and serves as city dwellers' link to the land, is falling on hard times, unable to find new blood to keep his iconic image alive - as supermarkets and Arab butchers selling halal meat at cheaper prices thrive.
Butchers beef up French presidential campaign 18.3.2012 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- The French butcher who cuts and tresses your meat with care, and serves as city dwellers' link to the land, is falling on hard times, unable to find new blood to keep his iconic image alive - as supermarkets and Arab butchers selling halal meat at cheaper prices thrive....
Inside Chester Community Charter: Drawing praise, money, criticism 18.3.2012 Philly.com News
A group of well-mannered kindergarten students navigate a brightly decorated hallway of the Chester Community Charter School as principal Christine Matijasich looks on.
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Town Talk for March 18 18.3.2012 Vail Colorado: Columnists
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Town Talk for March 16 17.3.2012 Vail Colorado: Our World
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