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Council Speaker to Unveil Policy on Food for the City: NYTimes

Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes: Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to … Continue reading

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Eighteen Thousand Miles from Farm to Coffee Cup

Yesterday a package arrived, sent from my friend A. in Boston.  Opening the package, I found the delectable contents of the most delicious vice: Arabic Coffee.  Delighted, I examined a 200 gram bag of Cafe Najjar classic.  According to one … Continue reading

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Remaking Paris: NYTimes Magazine

PARIS, FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy and a team of architects are generating ecological  ideas for transforming Paris, addressing multiple solutions aimed to improve housing, decrease poverty and economic isolation, better link the city and the immigrant suburbs by transit systems, … Continue reading

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Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States: Green For All

Yesterday from Green For All: “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States” is a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PERI), commissioned by … 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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