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Bright Magazine

Bridey Heing

30 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Culinary and agricultural education can sometimes take a backseat to the more academic side of high school. But Blue Hill is teaching high school students the importance of healthy cooking and home grown produce throu...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

20 June 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States is facing a looming shortage in agricultural workers, as the vast majority of farmers are aged 65 or older and fewer young folks are taking up the trade. The International Rescue Committee has a win-...

The Washington Post

Michael S. Rosenwald

7 June 2015

Westover, Maryland, United States

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Eastern Correctional Institution is just one of the nation's prisons that's using gardening and agriculture as a way both to improve prison and community food systems, and to give inmates a sense of worth.

Al Jazeera

Rachel Mealey

25 May 2015

Fukushima, Tōhoku, Japan

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At the Fujitsu factory in Japan, a significant decline in demand for semiconductor computer chips meant the company had large empty factory space sitting unused. A new business approach allowed them to dually address ...

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Sarah McColl

23 May 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The demand for growing fresh fruits and vegetables presents a problem for schools, restaurants, and organizations that do not have the space, resources, or labor for greenhouses. Different companies are now repurposin...

The Guardian

Patrick Mayoyo

18 May 2015

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa, championing an unusual form of urban farming: sack gardens.

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

The New York Times

Kim Severson

3 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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America loses about 31 percent of its food to waste. Driven by environmental, social and economic pressure, more and more cities are starting mandatory compost programs.

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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After the success of North Carolina pork in Japan, the NC department of agriculture aims to help other local producers try their products in this foreign market to stimulate the state's economy.

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

1 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization that advocates for access to better food in low-income neighborhoods runs a program based on a simple idea to deal with a complex problem: instead of drugs or admonishments to...

Yes! Magazine

Penn Loh

7 November 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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By the 1980s, Roxbury and north Dorchester had been devastated by the disinvestment and white flight of the 1960s and 1970s. Racist banking and housing policies (“redlining”) had segregated people of color from opport...

National Geographic

Peyton Fleming

6 August 2014

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

16 June 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The creation, support and development of farmers' markets around the United States lends itself to the economic empowerment of women and minority growers. From Seattle to Philadelphia, these small public markets make ...

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Tracie McMillan

14 April 2014

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In an agricultural system designed for big-industrial growers, many farmers struggle to bridge the relationship between their produce and consumers, as well as strengthening local economies. The food hub is a collecti...

SFGate

Courtney E. Martin

8 November 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Bay Area has the seventh-highest-ranking income disparity between rich and poor in the United States, and food is one of the most poignant indicators of the division. But a new collaboration between the design fir...

NPR

Eliza Barclay

14 June 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Organizations in Detroit are piloting a program to apply food stamp credits in grocery stores towards the purchase of nutritious produce, in order to increase access to healthy items. The initiative can also help the ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

18 April 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Programs to get fresh produce carts to areas with no access to healthy food work best when government and determined entrepreneurs team up. Success from this model is evident in New York City, where the city has incen...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

3 April 2012

Bungoma, Kenya

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International development organization One Acre Fund opts to set up shop in rural locations like Bungoma, Kenya rather than major cities like New York and Nairobi and treat its stakeholders as customers instead of ben...

The Spokesman-Review

Nafeesa Syeed

14 January 2007

Anita, Iowa, United States

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Anita, Iowa faced many of the same challenges as other small towns when the last local grocer closed amid competition with large chains like Costco and Walmart. But when its residents realized the value of a local "mo...

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