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Philadelphia City Council Passes Unanimous Vote to Create Sustainable City Policy

PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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For Young Japanese, It’s Back to the Farm: NYTimes Global Business

YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading

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China Making Worlds Largest Wind Power Industry

DUNHUANG, CHINA:  The NYTimes reported today that: (…) Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind … Continue reading

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Dow Chemical Building Plant to Grow Algae for Biofuels

The NYTimes reported here last Sunday that Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels: (…) are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle … Continue reading

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Green For All Calling for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice

From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … Continue reading

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Dr. Raj Patel on the World Food Crisis

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Food Provider Make Historic Agreement

UNITED STATES: Last month, the Washington Post reported that organizing to achieve fair and just working conditions, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Bon Appetit, a large “socially responsible” food provider, have agreed: (…) to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers … Continue reading

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Obama Adds Money to Pay Black Farmers for Bias: NYTimes

In yesterdays NYTimes, a blurb in the Business section announced: The White House has added $1.15 billion to a fund meant to settle claims made under a discrimination lawsuit filed by black farmers against the Department of Agriculture. The money, … Continue reading

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NRDC Announces Three Winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards”

The Natural Resources Defense Council named three winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards,” recognizing leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food.  (Source: NRDC) San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2009) – Three winners of the first-ever Growing Green … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Promise Still Unfulfilled in Mexico: NYTimes

In today’s World Business section, the NYTimes ran soft criticism over the failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement: In some cases, Nafta produced results that were exactly the opposite of what was promised.   Local farmers were priced out of the … Continue reading

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Changing Approach to Writing Food Policy: NYTimes Business

Sunday’s Business section of the New York Times ran a soft exposition on the changing approach to writing food policy: (Food policy activists…) argue that farm policy — and federal dollars — should instead encourage farmers to grow more diverse … Continue reading

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Remaking the Economy So That Sharing Is the New Owning

Even for fervent free-marketers, sharing is the new owning? From today’s New York Times Magazine: Zipcar (…) exuberantly markets the notion that life is better without ownership — car ownership, at least. Zipcar doesn’t tell people not to drive; it … Continue reading

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