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Food, Farming and Climate Change: It’s Bigger than Everything Else

Food, Farming and Climate Change: It’s Bigger than Everything Else | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Record-breaking heat waves, long-term drought, “100-year floods” in consecutive years, and increasingly extreme superstorms are becoming the new normal. The planet is now facing an unprecedented era of accelerating and intensifying global climate change, with negative impacts already being widely felt. While global climate change will impact nearly everyone and everything, the greatest impact is already being felt by farmers and anyone who eats food.
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The 10 Best Restaurants in Kansas: Superb Local Flavor

The 10 Best Restaurants in Kansas: Superb Local Flavor | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
From fine dining restaurants to historic taverns, we list the top 10 restaurants in Kansas.
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McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply

McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to change chicken producers' practices in the fight against dangerous 'superbugs.' The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on Wednesday that within two years, McDonald's USA will only buy chickens raised without antibiotics that are important
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Via Michael Pollan.

 

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Poetry, Typewriters, and Johnnycakes: Detailing the Greatest College Coffee Shops in America | Travel + Leisure

Poetry, Typewriters, and Johnnycakes: Detailing the Greatest College Coffee Shops in America | Travel + Leisure | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
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Bourgeois Pig in Lawrence, Kansas, makes the list.

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Seven most surprising moves this legislative session in Kansas

Seven most surprising moves this legislative session in Kansas | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
The Legislature reached “turnaround” this past week, the midpoint in the session and the deadline for many bills to pass one chamber or get sidelined until next year. Although the most significant work still lies ahead, here is a look at some of the most surprising moments of the session so far.
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Time To Get In The Game

Do we really want the Kansas Primary in August of 2016, typically a low turnout election, to determine issues of high importance in our state? Decisions to do so are on the table for action by the...
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The Truth Behind America's Meat Industry

The Truth Behind America's Meat Industry | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
PBS series ‘Food Forward’ centers on one question: How did something as fundamental as food go so fundamentally wrong?
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Via Roxanne Mettenburg: "Good video."

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More business owners using tax exemption in Kansas than expected

More business owners using tax exemption in Kansas than expected | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Some lawmakers want to tweak the exemption in the face of a looming state revenue shortfall.
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WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.
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Via Michael Pollan.

 

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The real problem with bread (it's probably not gluten)

The real problem with bread (it's probably not gluten) | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
One wheat scientist has a compelling theory.
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Via Stu Shafer.

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Not The Kansas I Came Home To

I was born, educated, and have spent my entire adult life (with one ten year exception in Washington D.C.) either in the private or public sector, working in, enjoying, and being proud of the state...
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John Carlin: "This will pass. We will return to sanity. There are too many good, solid, committed Kansans of all stripes that are going to turn this around. Let this be the call to action that helps make that happen. To those who are in despair, don’t be too quick to leave, and to those who might be looking to come, the sun will return and the state will shine once again. You just wait and see."

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March Madness: Four Slam-Dunk College Towns

March Madness: Four Slam-Dunk College Towns | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
When spring fever strikes in the United States, only two things dominate: basketball brackets and easy getaways. Stoke your school spirit—and youthful energy—on
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Kansas farm experts plan webinar on crop insurance

Kansas State University is offering an hour-long webinar to help farmers and others make decisions on crop insurance as the signup deadline at the end of March nears.
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5 Common Succession Planning Snags

5 Common Succession Planning Snags | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Transitioning a farm is not easy. But, the hard work is vitally important. Here’s how to get past common hurdles.
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KU’s Big 12 title streak in basketball is one for the ages

KU’s Big 12 title streak in basketball is one for the ages | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
The Jayhawks’ conference championship winning streak — now at 11 after Oklahoma fell to Iowa State on Monday night — has taken on a life of its own. The players change, but the one constant is coach Bill Self, who manages to get Kansas to the top every year.
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Bill Self: the mastermind of The Streak, the most jaw-dropping run of conference supremacy in college basketball’s modern era. In 12 seasons, Self has built a Kansas program where a streak of double-digit conference titles can feel close to normal, and this, in itself, is quite the accomplishment.

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Five burning questions still to be answered by the Kansas Legislature

Five burning questions still to be answered by the Kansas Legislature | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Here are five things that remain to be settled in the second half of the Kansas legislative session.
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What's known - and suspected - about induced earthquakes | News | kansasagland.com

What's known - and suspected - about induced earthquakes | News | kansasagland.com | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
For at the last 15 months, Kansas geologist Rex Buchanan estimates, he’s spent 90 percent of his time studying something once relatively rare in the state – earthquakes.
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via Marjorie Van Buren.

 

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Is Chipotle the McDonald's of the future -- or the future of McDonald's?

Is Chipotle the McDonald's of the future -- or the future of McDonald's? | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
As old-school fast food loses our gullets, new-school fast food is winning our wallets. It's not exactly a revolution, but the change is for the better.
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Via Michael Pollan

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UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology Can Feed the World

UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology Can Feed the World | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to the UN's Sp
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Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Kansas school boards would have the power to tell teachers who are not members of unions to "take it or leave it" in salary negotiations under a bill endorsed by a state House panel Friday.
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And ... we make the Sacramento Bee.

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CDC describes new virus that may have led to Kansas man’s death – Kansas Health Institute

CDC describes new virus that may have led to Kansas man’s death – Kansas Health Institute | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided more details about a new virus that may have contributed to the death of an eastern Kansas resident.
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Senate tax bill seen as knockout blow to some Kansas farmers | News | salina.com

Senate tax bill seen as knockout blow to some Kansas farmers | News | salina.com | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
Leawood senator who introduced legislation says farmers 'just don't realize how good they've had it for many years'
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Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West

Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West | Food & Farming News | Scoop.it
A severe drought likely to hit the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains by the end of the century will be worse than even the historic droughts of the Middle Ages.
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Via Cole Cottin.

 

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