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The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

3 September 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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A group of agriculture producers think new, low-cost growing techniques, high-value crops and an increased interest in local produce offer solutions to New Mexico’s food struggles.

Citizen Matters

Kate Clark

1 September 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Ellen Berkovitch

31 August 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Reunity Resources is a Santa Fe-based company that has stepped into the national arena in which many cities are contemplating what to do with the enormous problem of food waste. Some 40% of the food supply goes uneate...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

The Nature of Cities

Patrick M. Lydon

21 August 2016

Hongcheon, South Korea

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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization provides some pretty grim predictions for the future of global food stability if modern, monoculture farming practices continue to degrade land, spread pesticides, and destro...

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

10 July 2016

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Groundswell's Farm Business Incubator Program, along with the help of five other local Ithaca farms, is working to help refugees start their own small farming businesses as they settle into their new lives in the Unit...

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

28 June 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

Los Angeles Magazine

Patric Kuh

15 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward was born out of the observation that many farmers are growing more fruit than they can sell at market. To cut down on food waste and get these viable fruits into the hands of p...

Yes! Magazine

Tristan Ahtone

24 May 2016

Arizona, United States

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Tribal systems are preserving their culture by teaming up with advocates and lawyers to write tribal food codes. Food codes are federal laws that govern food processing, and are supposed to protect consumers. However...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

15 April 2016

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm has 35 inmates who work to produce food for the local food banks and the prison. The inmates who work there learn key practical skills, which have the potential to transform them and ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

TakePart

Laura Krantz

1 April 2016

Mozambique

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Bushmeat trade has lead to increased poaching activities and destruction of wildlife in African countries. Mark Haldane acknowledges the potential to restore wildlife by building relationships with the community and p...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

Valley Public Radio

Ali Budner

16 February 2016

Fresno, California, United States

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Fresno County is one of the top agricultural producers in the world, yet it contains twelve food deserts, making access to fresh produce for residents difficult. Food Commons Fresno is attempting to solve that problem...

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

12 February 2016

São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil

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Childhood obesity is on the rise in Brazil and kids tend to reject vegetables. But thousands of school gardens around the country are changing children's eating habits by helping to build a connection to fresh food.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, Brazil

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Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

Hartford Business Journal

John Stearns

2 November 2015

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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To take advantage of empty buildings and vacant lots, the city of Hartford, Connecticut has begun taking the initiative of utilizing the spaces for urban farms and food-related businesses.

NPR

Dan Charles

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A national census of farm-to-school lunch programs said the kids ate more healthful meals and threw less food in the trash than kids not on the program. In D.C., by law, schools must incorporate some local food.

SciDev.Net

Karen Coates

Jerry Redfern

12 September 2015

Timor-Leste

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A Ministry of Agriculture project called "Seeds of Life" grants local farmers genetically-solidified seeds in order to fight food insecurity in the country. The farmers will produce the crops and sell them back to bot...

Civil Eats

Sarah Henry

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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After incarceration, Black men and women have a difficult time re-integrating into society without financial and educational resources. A former Black Panther activist has created the non-profit Oakland &the World Ent...

Concentrate

Amy Elliott Bragg

4 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

24 July 2015

Newfield, New York, United States

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When veterans return from service, there is often a need for meaningful, guided reintegration into civilian life - farm business incubator programs in New York are helping veterans to learn the trade and start their o...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

12 July 2015

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Immigrants to St. Louis are capitalizing on urban gardens and helping to revitalize the city by repopulating it. The program enrolled 31 refugees and their families who plant food for their own household and to sell t...

Digital Trends

Andy Boxall

11 July 2015

London, United Kingdom

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More than 30-meters below the busy London streets, there is an eco-farm called Growing Underground that's part innovative agri-tech project and part sci-fi inspired netherworld. Created to provide increased food secur...

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