User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
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Last updated: Oct 21 2019 23:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can better broadband and big data save rural America? 21.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Independent farms need better internet to survive, let alone to compete with the large agriculture industry.
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An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws 17.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In Mendocino County, ‘guerilla gatherers’ risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.
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Kafer: A lesson on identity politics from the Dominican Republic 6.9.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Florida minus air conditioning was my first impression of Santiago de los Caballeros, a city in the agricultural heartland of the Dominican Republic. During my week sojourn, the patina of sweat on my skin disappeared only in the shower. Heat aside, it’s a lovely place. Blooming trees and palms line the streets of brightly painted cinderblock houses. Santiago is known for its murals. The gracious, inviting Latin culture sets the island apart from English-speaking Caribbean islands I’ve visited. My childlike Spanish elicited grace at every turn.  “Ese tu perro? El perro blanco es bueno. El perro joven es bueno también.”  With their encouragement, I doubled my vocabulary.
Hemp industry grappling with surging consumer, retailer interest amid ongoing uncertainty over regulations 17.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
The only constant in the burgeoning hemp and CBD industry right now is "the dramatic pace and depth and breadth of change," Patrick Rea of CanopyBoulder said Friday to a packed conference room in downtown Denver. But hanging over the collective enthusiasm at the American Herbal Products Association summit was the uncertainty of what the Food and Drug Administration is going to do about regulations.
Farmers turn to prisons to fill labor needs 12.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
With immigration numbers low, the agriculture industry looks to another form of disenfranchised workers.
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FDA finds contamination by “forever chemicals” in grocery store meats, seafood and chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal? 6.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
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78,164 pounds of Butterball turkey recalled 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Butterball Foodservice has recalled 78,164 pounds of its raw ground turkey products out of concern it may contain Salmonella Schwarzengrund, a bacteria that can cause serious illness, the United States Department of Agriculture said in a release on Wednesday.
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FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years 5.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency’s response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.

Plastic straws upon request and less Styrofoam: Colorado lawmakers to debate new, environmentally friendly food containers 8.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Two bills that are expected to have their first legislative hearings by the end of the month would prohibit restaurants across the state from providing plastic straws without a customer's explicit request and provide local governments with more authority to set standards on food containers.
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For the poor, the safety net in a government shutdown doesn’t feel safe 22.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears -- anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But she's just trying to make sure her family won't go hungry if her food stamps run out.
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In a month you’ll wish the government shutdown were only as bad as today 16.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officials from Washington to Wall Street are pondering nightmare scenarios if the partial U.S. government shutdown that is already the longest on record extends into spring -- or beyond.
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FDA haults routine food inspections during government shutdown 10.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal 22.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop.
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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The take down of a lemonade stand raises some questions 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Just when I think I may not find something to write about during a slow news week, Denver police officers shut down a kids’ Memorial Day lemonade stand for not having a permit. The illicit lemonade enterprise was set up in a Denver park near the family’s home. The miscreants, ages 4 and 6, were selling drinks for charity and their under-market value wares were cutting into the profits of licensed vendors at the nearby Denver Arts Festival. Naturally the vendors had to call in authorities.
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Romaine lettuce made 172 people sick. Government investigators might never know why. 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Food
More than seven weeks after the start of a massive E. coli illness outbreak from romaine lettuce that sickened 172 people and caused romaine sales to plummet 45 percent, the Food and Drug Administration says it has no idea who or what caused the contamination.
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Why farmers only get 7.8 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food 3.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For every dollar consumers spend on food, only 7.8 cents goes to farmers -- a record low that reflects shifts in how Americans eat, according to the Department of Agriculture.
FDA’s caution on microbial risk goes unheeded in city 15.4.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The warning of the food and drugs administration  to street food vendors on potential ‘microbiological contamination’ while handling banknotes and food at the same time has fallen on deaf ears as the vendors are not complying with the directions issued by the FDA. A visit by this reporter to various food ...
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Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients 12.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.
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