User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Gleaning
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Big Food Faces Pressure as Consumers Seek Fresh Meals, Snacks 16.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Food makers’ earnings show they remain under pressure as consumers hunt for healthier meals and snacks.
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Slice is back: once-popular soft drink is rebooted as low-calorie drink sweetened with fruit juice 12.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Slice, a once-popular soft drink from the 1990s, faded into obscurity for years before being relegated to the trademark trash heap — discontinued and, for all practical purposes, dead. And that’s exactly where Mark Thomann, a Chicago entrepreneur with a knack for reclaiming old brands, hunts ...
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Kraft Heinz CEO on the hunt for the company's next big acquisition 9.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Bernardo Hees played tennis before dawn, reported for duty at Kraft Heinz’s Chicago headquarters by 8 a.m. and later Wednesday evening, delivered a pep talk to 600 or so of his top employees at a charity event before packaging meals with them late into the night. It’s all in a day’s work for ...
Rio Carnival evolves into low-cost street party extravaganza 9.2.2018 AP Top News
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Once a party of luxury and glamour, Brazil's most famous Carnival is increasingly being dominated by thrifty tourists more interested in free street parties than the pricy samba school parades....
Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously 7.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Barely 2 percent of all U.S. venture capital investments in 2017 were focused on solving agricultural challenges.
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Higher menu prices help Chipotle key sales figure 7.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Chipotle, which has been struggling to turn its business around after a series of food safety scares, said a key sales figure rose in the fourth quarter as it raised menu prices and paid less for avocados.
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Kristin Hannah’s next hit: A brave girl confronts her disturbed dad in the Alaskan wild 7.2.2018 Washington Post
Kristin Hannah’s next hit: A brave girl confronts her disturbed dad in the Alaskan wild
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Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo 3.2.2018 AP Top News
CAIRO (AP) -- Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country's staggering tourism sector....
Spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds discovered just outside D.C. 31.1.2018 Washington Post
The 110-million-year-old footprints were uncovered by a self-taught fossil hunter in 2012 — and they’re some of the best in the world.
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Caution: May contain bats and scorpions 28.1.2018 Washington Post
Every day is wild for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service inspectors seeking out illegal flora and fauna.
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A spider that hunts other spiders: 18 new species of this bizarre Madagascar arachnid are unveiled 26.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Scientists have identified 18 new species of pelcian spider. Also called assassin spiders, these critters hunt other arachnids using their long fang-tipped "jaws" to impale their prey.
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Tanzania to auction 3 tons of hippo teeth, despite criticism 26.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Authorities in Tanzania plan an auction of 3.5 tons of hippo teeth next week, drawing criticism from conservation groups who say the sale could encourage increased killing of the species for its body parts.
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Are there zombie viruses in the thawing permafrost? 25.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's a new fear from climate change: Bacteria and viruses buried in frozen ground coming back to life as the Arctic warms up. We went digging in permafrost to find out how worried we should be.
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New Caledonian crows are famous for crafting sticks into hooked tools. Here's why they do it 23.1.2018 LA Times: Science

New Caledonian crows are famous for their ability to craft sticks into hooked tools, which they use to probe for larvae and insects hidden in trees. But why they do this has been anyone’s guess — until now.

As anyone who has ever struggled to open a bag of chips knows, grabbing a pair of scissors...

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New Caledonian crows are famous for crafting sticks into hooked tools. Here's why they do it 23.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

New Caledonian crows are famous for their ability to craft sticks into hooked tools, which they use to probe for larvae and insects hidden in trees. But why they do this has been anyone’s guess — until now.

As anyone who has ever struggled to open a bag of chips knows, grabbing a pair of scissors...

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Amazon narrows list to 20 for its second headquarters 18.1.2018 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open....
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Concerns grow that infections from 'zombie deer' meat can jump to humans 17.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Chronic Wasting Disease, a deadly neurological disorder similar to Mad Cow, has been detected in 24 states. So far it has posed no risk to people, but a new Canadian study has prompted more testing.
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A Federal Court Could Save Yellowstone's Grizzlies From the Trump Administration 10.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list. They want the grizzlies protected from trophy hunters while federal wildlife officials complete a review of their decision to delist the bears. A grizzly bear and cubs play in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Wolverine 9 5 ) The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list -- a move that has paved the way for trophy hunts of the iconic animals. Delisting the Yellowstone ...
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Conservation giants implicated in public health crises among "Pygmies" 8.1.2018 Survival International
A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples' resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly Bayaka “Pygmies,” during an epidemic in 2016 in the Republic of Congo – the latest in a long line of related reports. The deaths have been attributed by a medical expert to malaria, pneumonia and dysentery, aggravated by severe malnutrition. Conservation-related malnutrition among Bayaka children in this region has been reported since 2005 at least, as the Bayaka are prevented from hunting and gathering on their lands by wildlife guards through violence and intimidation . These guards are funded and equipped by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, and the logging company it has partnered with, CIB. Both organizations have ...
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While the eastern U.S. freezes, it's too warm in Alaska 5.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"We're way behind on winter," one resident says. Higher than average temperatures in rural Alaska are being blamed for two deaths and are preventing people from hunting for food.
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