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How the gig economy influences — and is influenced by — agro-preneurs 9.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
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Aflutter over butter; banking app for Millennials; food delivery investment 26.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Aflutter over butter French pastries have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini-shortage of butter in French supermarkets. The price of butter rose 60 percent in a year, creating fears of a shortage of Christmas delicacies such as the traditional Yule log dessert. Dominique Charge, the head of the national cooperative of dairy products, told French radio RTL that butter is “more and more in demand in emerging economies like China and the Middle East.” Banking on Millennials Chase has introduced a smartphone app that it hopes will attract Millennial customers.
Individuals' Turn to Act On Climate 29.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
With Trump's election and his first few moves (his three newest Cabinet picks as well as his potential nomination for head of the EPA are climate deniers), it is unlikely that US citizens and the world can expect much from the U.S. Federal government during the next four years in the fight against climate change. Yet instead of throwing our hands up in defeat, we, as individual citizens, should recognize that we aren't dependent on any government to act. In fact, one of the main reasons why we push for governments to take action on climate change (besides holding polluting firms accountable) is because it forces every citizen to act, whether or not they are willing or aware to do so. Let's take a tax on gasoline as an example. At the individual level, it forces people to internalize the cost of their carbon emissions in their choices and decisions. In other words, instead of relying exclusively on people's social responsibility to think about the environmental impact of driving a car that runs on ...
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Food co-ops taste-test the online sales formula 20.10.2016 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Instacart and other online platforms allow once-fringe natural food co-ops to reach a new audience.
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PCC’s challenge: Stay relevant for a new generation but keep core values 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The 11-store natural foods co-op is trying to reach newcomers who may not know much, if anything, about the 63-year-old co-op, and retain its loyal members at the same time.
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Tracking System Could Cut Billions Of Dollars In Food Waste 6.6.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BARCELONA, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global standard for measuring food loss and waste will help countries and companies step up efforts to store, transport and consume food more efficiently, its backers said on Monday. Around one third of all food, by weight, is spoiled or thrown away worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, costing globally up to $940 billion per year, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated. The standard  is the first set of international definitions and reporting requirements for businesses, governments and other organisations to measure and manage food loss and waste, with the aim of reducing it, its creators said. The effort hopes to channel more food to the roughly 800 million people who are undernourished around the world, and cut emissions from the production of uneaten food, which account for about 8 percent of the total contributing to climate change. "There's simply no reason that so much food should be ...
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Monsanto’s Evil Twin: Disturbing Facts About the Fertilizer Industry 11.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Ronnie Cummins, Martha Rosenberg

What do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you’re like most people, not much. 

There’s plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops, and the environmental hazards of pesticides and animal drugs. But the fertilizer industry? Not so much—even though it’s the largest segment of corporate agribusiness ($175 billion in annual sales), and a major destructive force in polluting the environment, disrupting the climate, and damaging public health. 

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Monsanto's Evil Twin: Disturbing Facts About the Fertilizer Industry 11.4.2016 Truthout.com
There's plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops, and the environmental hazards of pesticides and animal drugs. But the fertilizer industry? Not so much -- even though it's the largest segment of corporate agribusiness, and a major destructive force in disrupting the climate and damaging public health. (Photo: Tamina Miller ; Edited: LW / TO) What do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you're like most people, not much.  There's plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops, and the environmental hazards of pesticides and animal drugs. But the fertilizer industry? Not so much -- even though it's the largest segment of corporate agribusiness ($175 billion in annual sales), and a major destructive force in polluting the environment, disrupting the climate, and damaging public health.  Learning the facts about chemical fertilizers and the companies who produce them ...
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Ten Ways to Challenge Capitalism's Death Grip on Daily Life 21.10.2015 Truthout.com
Widespread support for moves toward a solidarity economy will be easier to gain if activists have good answers to questions about how such a move will not lead to unemployment and poverty. Answering those questions requires that we demystify the concepts of growth and work. Farmers young and old inspect plants at the New Roots Community Farm in New York City, June 28, 2013. (Photo: New York City Department of Transportation ) Want to support Truthout's work and make double your impact? Click here to make a donation that will be matched dollar-for-dollar - for a limited time only. In order to deal with the climate crisis and have more satisfying lives, we need to build economies that consume fewer natural resources. In other words, we need to build a "solidarity economy" based on worker-owned cooperatives, self-provisioning and barter systems, and gift-based exchanges. (1) To build popular support for a transition to solidarity economics, we need to demystify the concepts of growth and work. This ...
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Award in Iowa: Black Farms Matter 14.10.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) On Wednesday, in Des Moines, Iowa, the Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives , run by African-American farmers of the southern United States and to OFRANEH  — the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (Organización Fraternal Negra ...
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Hmong farmers work to get produce in stores, schools 10.10.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like many Hmong farmers, Teng Thao's family sold vegetables at Twin Cities farmers' markets for years, but now they also sell fresh produce to grocery stores, co-ops and public schools.
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Hmong farmers work to get Twin Cities-area produce in stores, schools 3.10.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Like many Hmong farmers, Teng Thao's family has sold vegetables at Twin Cities farmers' markets for years. Now they also sell leeks to Lunds & Byerlys, sweet potatoes to Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-ops in St. Paul and broccoli to public schools in Hopkins.

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Read More: 20 Women Who Should Appear on the $10 Bill 26.6.2015 American Prospect
Public Domain In a speech last year in Kansas City, President Barack Obama said he received a letter from a nine-year-old girl that included a list of possible women to put on America’s paper bills and coins, “which I thought was a pretty good idea." In March of this year, Barbara Ortiz Howard and Susan Ades Stone started a campaign called Women on 20s to demand that the government replace former President Andrew Jackson’s image on the $20 bill with a woman from history. Now, the Obama administration is following through, although not in the way that the two women and the many followers they galvanized had hoped. Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that in 2020—the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote—a woman will appear on the $10 note, not the $20 bill.  Lew explained that the $10 bill was already scheduled to be redesigned to deal with counterfeiting threats. The new currency will feature state-of-the-art security and composition features and will ...
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Fight of the Century: Localization in a Globalized World 14.4.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Meet 3 People Working To Ensure The Next Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Take Such A Terrible Toll 29.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When Superstorm Sandy struck the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, devastating much of New York City and southern New Jersey, countless people volunteered to help those in need. As we mark the second anniversary of the storm, The Huffington Post is spotlighting three individuals whose commitment was evident from the moment they joined the immediate recovery response, and who today show no signs of slowing down. Nathan Kleinman, Pablo Benson and Devin Balkin joined Occupy Sandy , the recovery effort spearheaded by former Occupy Wall Street organizers , to provide food, water and clothing to locals displaced from their homes. Two years later, the rebuilding efforts are far from finished . But these guys are still at it. Each of them has helped guide one of the various spinoff groups on the Occupy Sandy Project Spokescouncil , a collection of affiliated efforts aimed at not only providing continued assistance to Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey, but also preparing the states and their people to better ...
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Burden of rail delays falls on western Minnesota 6.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Farm groups complain about rail shipping delays, but some areas are much worse off than others. The longest delays are in North and South Dakota and western Minnesota.
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Go For the Food: Scouring central Vermont for the nation's most sought after beer 16.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Minnesota farmers beg officials to fix rail problems 14.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Price of shipping cars explodes as deliveries remain uncertain.
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Minnesota farmers beg Congress, transportation officials to fix rail problems 14.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Price of shipping cars explodes as deliveries remain uncertain.
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Farmigo delivers fresh food faster 12.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Leafy greens jutted from paper bags on a playground picnic table as kids piled out of Berkeley's Malcolm X Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. Parents grabbed bags of produce labeled with their names and the contents. PTA volunteer Rebecca Matthews distributed meat and dairy items from a cooler. They're all subscribers to Farmigo.com, a mashup between a food co-op and a farm's community-supported agriculture (CSA) boxes. The website lets customers place weekly orders of organic produce and artisanal food directly from scores of farms. Farmigo then packages and delivers the orders to pick-up spots.
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