“Whether we like it or not, food is politics”

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Blog; Bristol Bay; Sustainable Seafood; alaska; bristol bay; environment; epa; fishermen; lake iliamna; mine; pebble mine; sea to table; sockeye salmon;
The Story of a High Profile Beginning Farmer in Nebraska
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What follows is the story of Prescott Frost, a great-grandson of the poet Robert Frost. This modern tale, it turns out, is about a beginning farmer. Writing for the New York Times, Kathryn Shattuck shares with us the younger Frost’s foray into the grass-f...

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farmers
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Beginning Farmers; Farming; News; cattle ranching; farming;
Chia Chai Breakfast Popsicles!

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foodies
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honey; popsicles; almond milk; chai tea; breakfast; summer; chia seeds; banana; recipes;
“New Farmers” Almanac Published
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The Greenhorns, a grassroots organization that works to support and promote the interests of new farmers has published The 2013 New Farmers Almanac (not to be confused with The Old Farmers Almanac. Unlike the latter publication, this 320 page publication ...

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farmers
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Beginning Farmers; Buy Books; Publications; almanac; New Farmers;
Scotland’s Allotment Site Design Guide 2013

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urban gardeners
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Community Gardens; europe;
Mix-up: Brooklyn cops at first mistake tomato plants on roof for Marijuana

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urban gardeners
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Articles; Cartoon;
In New Orleans, a Vietnamese community bounces back with urban agriculture

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Cities; Food; Living;
New York City announces creation of a 1-acre farm on the grounds of the city’s largest housing project.

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urban gardeners
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Planning;
Selling seeds from her truck in Vancouver, BC

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urban gardeners
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Canada; Entrepreneurs; Seeds; Vancouver;
House Fails to Pass Farm Bill
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More information on the House of Representatives Failure to pass their version of a 2013 farm bill: As we reported earlier, the House rejected passage of a new farm bill (the Senate has already passed their version) by a vote of 234-195. You can see how y...

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farmers
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Ag. Politics; Fails; Farm Bill; House;
Uncertain Future for 2013 Farm Bill
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House Fails to Pass Farm Bill The House of Representatives failed to pass their version of the 2013 farm bill by a vote of 195-234 on Thursday June 20. This vote comes about a year after House leaders removed a prior version of the bill from House conside...

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farmers
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Farm Bill; Policy; Politics;
Sharing backyards: a popular Canadian innovation in urban farming

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urban gardeners
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Canada; City Farmer; Vancouver;
Rural Enterprise Grants now Include Local Food Awards
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The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is reporting that Rural Enterprise Grants now Include Local Food Awards According to NSAC “In celebration of National Small Business Week, the USDA announced the funding of recipients for the Rural Business E...

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farmers
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Funding; Local Food; enterprise; grants; rural;
Why guerrilla gardening won’t turn the world into “Blade Runner” hell

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Cities; Food;
Video solves the asparagus/smelly-pee mystery for good

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Food; Living;
Food Safety: A Global Preoccupation

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farmers
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Food; Beef; China; Food Safety; Poultry; Red Tractor campaign;
Hacking Meat: Power to the Meat Collective

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food tech
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DISTRIBUTION; EATERS; Hacking Meat; PRODUCTION; RESTAURANTS; RETAIL MARKETS; Camas Davis; food startups; food tech; grace communications foundation; kickstarter; meat collective; Portland Meat Collective; this american life;
The Food Truck Revolution is Here to Stay

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Food & Drink; food trucks;
Old-Time Farm Crime: Dick Turpin, Horse Thief

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farmers
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Culture; Farm Crime; Horses; Old Time Farm Crime;
Chipotle is now the first restaurant to label GMOs in its food

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Food;
You know you want to watch a farm parody of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song

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Food;
Aw Snaps!
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Check out our favorite photos from the past week – and then share your photos of a farm, food artisan or farmers market. You might be one of our favorites next week! Swede Farm Dairy - Waller, TX Huckleberry Farm - Hodges, SC Great Road … Continue reading...

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Aw Snaps! (our best photos); aw snaps; farm photography; Good Land Growers; great road farm; Huckleberry Farm; Real Time Farms; Swede Farm Dairy;
PBS: Singapore Looks Skyward to Take Farming in New Directions

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urban gardeners
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Asia; Roof Garden;
Urban Agriculture In Asia: Lessons From Japanese Experience

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urban gardeners
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Asia; History; Land; Planning;
From the Racetrack to the Buggy

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farmers
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Culture; Plants and Animals; Amish; Buggies; Racehorses; Standardbreds;
Oh beehive: This pollinator porn will make you fall in love with bees

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foodies
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Climate & Energy; Food; Living;
Junk food science: What kids see on TV can hurt them

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foodies
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Business & Technology; Food; Politics;
Budget Issues facing a 2013 Farm Bill: CBO Report Released
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CBO Offers Farm Bill Budgetary Analysis Interested in a complete picture of budget issues related to the 2013 Farm Bill? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on these issues on June 3. The analysis that lies therein may be of interest t...

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farmers
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Farm Bill; budget deficit;
Dissecting Defeat: Why the House Farm Bill Lost, with Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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farmers
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Revelry for Charity

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Blog; Chefs + Cooking; bar; boston; bristol bay; charity; chef; coppa; dining; eating; eco; farmstead; green; instagram; jaimie bisonette; jm curley; massachusetts; matt jennings; mayor curley; restaurant; revelry for charity; sam monsour; sustainability; twitter;
Rampaging pig virus may raise pork prices

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Food;
Republicans “apoplectic” as farm bill fails in the House

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Food; Politics;
My Surprising Exchange with an Indonesian Farmer

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food security
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Food Sovereignty as a Human Right;
Our Solstice Mixer is this weekend!
Farmer Mistakes: Shock to the System

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Culture; Farmer Mistakes; There Goes the Farm;
This greenhouse is made out of sugar to taunt you

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Food; Living;
Buzzkill: Huge bee die-off in Oregon parking lot blamed on insecticide spraying

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Business & Technology; Food;
Hacking Meat: Saving the Middle Class

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food tech
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DISTRIBUTION; EATERS; Food+Tech; Hacking Meat; PRODUCTION; RESTAURANTS; RETAIL MARKETS; Applegate; Chipotle; consumer awareness; consumer education; FDA; food startups; food tech; grace communications foundation; hacking meat; hackmeat silicon valley; Jonathan Kaplan; NRDC; Panera Breat; sustainable meat;
Vintage HandPicked: Woodstock Farm Festival

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Food & Drink; farmer's markets; farming; handpicks; local food; new york; small farms; summer; sustainable;
Pesticide use in vegetable farming is rampant in Thailand, however a growing urban farming movement is pointing to a more natural path

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urban gardeners
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Asia;
Essay: Eat the City

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urban gardeners
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Articles;
Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security – Update # 19

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urban gardeners
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Articles;
The Farmers’ Almanac: 195 Years Old and Undaunted by Climate Change

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farmers
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Culture; Farmers' Almanac; Weather Forecasting;