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Organic VS Natural part two. What we "think" we know... http://t.co/qhZ3oAyK
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Interesting chart on the perception of Organic VS Natural part two. What we "think" we know... http://t.co/qhZ3oAyK (Organic VS Natural part two.

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Post office closings may increase rural isolation, economic disparity

Post office closings may increase rural isolation, economic disparity | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Some of the nation’s poorest communities stand to suffer most if the agency moves ahead with plans to shutter thousands of offices.
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An Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good

An Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
An Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good
If you've been staying away from eggs because of the fear of high cholesterol, it may be worth your while to get cracking. Cracking organic eggs, that is.
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Urban Myths and Rural Futures for Africa’s Young People

Are people in Africa really moving as much in one direction - into towns and cities - as is commonly believed?
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We're About to Lose 1,000 Small Theaters That Can't Convert to Digital. Does It Matter?

We're About to Lose 1,000 Small Theaters That Can't Convert to Digital. Does It Matter? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

"Like many theater owners, Hurley sees a very real possibility that nearly 20% of all theaters in North America will disappear because they can't afford digital projection -- but what he doesn't see is anyone talking about it. He wrote Indiewire recently and asked if we could help and we're hoping that this editorial will be a start.

We also want to know what you think. In a VOD world, does it matter if we lose up to 1,000 theaters? And if it does matter, we're in also in a Kickstarter world -- so what could be done to change it? -- Indiewire Editors"


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Transmedia Tips for Grassroots Creatives and Organizations | NAMAC

Transmedia Tips for Grassroots Creatives and Organizations | NAMAC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Make what you already do best the centerpiece or foundation of your transmedia project.

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Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic] - Crisp360

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic] - Crisp360 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A college degree isn't always a prerequisite for success, but when it comes to our representatives in Washington, should our expectations be different? And what about their areas of study?
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Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical

Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland.
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100-Mile Houses Expand the Locavore Movement From Food to Architecture

100-Mile Houses Expand the Locavore Movement From Food to Architecture | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Briony Penn's 100-mile house in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia The rise of the locavore movement introduced millions of people to the 100-mile diet, which involves eating only food produced within one's own region.
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It's Time for Americans to Chill Out About Gas Prices

It's Time for Americans to Chill Out About Gas Prices | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Gas prices this summer will top $4—maybe even $4.50—per gallon, and we’re already hearing about it.
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LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC's Lower East Side

One of my favorite Kickstarter projects to date.  Especially after Gary and I visited the Hi-line Park in NYC in 2010.  We plan to transform an abandoned New York City trolley terminal into a vibrant community green space using new solar technology.

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Michigan DNR vs. small hog farms - Declaratory Ruling Regarding "Feral" Pigs

Mark Baker, a small farm operator in northern Michigan, explains his fight with the Michigan DNR regarding a new ruling outlawing pigs that display "certain features" as being feral.  His farm raises, among other things, Mangalitsa and Mangalitsa Hybrids for the specialty foods market.  This ruling could ruin his business.  He intends to sue the DNR.  Mark talks about the Michigan DNR's declatory ruling calling heritage hogs an invasive species and the impact on small scale hog producers.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why We Should Be Glad We Didn’t ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’

INFOGRAPHIC: Why We Should Be Glad We Didn’t ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’ | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
“If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye,” said Mitt Romney in his 2008 op-ed for the New York Times that was entitled “Let Detroit...
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iTunes - Podcasts - The Organic View | Blog Talk Radio Feed by The Organic View

iTunes - Podcasts - The Organic View | Blog Talk Radio Feed by The Organic View | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

This is a podcast archive dedicated to Organics using iTunes.  Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from The Organic View | Blog Talk Radio Feed by The Organic View on the iTunes Store. (Are you concerned about global warming?

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The Future Corporation | Paul Polak | Out of Poverty

The Future Corporation | Paul Polak | Out of Poverty | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

The Future Corporation will remain competitive in the global marketplace by creating vibrant new markets serving $2 a day customers at scale. Three years ago, General Motors, the biggest, most powerful corporation in the world,was brought to its knees by failing to react quickly and effectively to competition from Japanese imports, which were smaller, more fuel efficient, and cheaper.

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Harvard study: Pasteurized milk from industrial dairies linked to cancer

Harvard study: Pasteurized milk from industrial dairies linked to cancer | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Harvard study: Pasteurized milk from industrial dairies linked to cancer (Unlike pasteurized milk, raw, grass-fed, organic milk from cows milked at the proper times is linked to improving...)...
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Brazil's farming pioneers fight to survive

Brazil's farming pioneers fight to survive | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Justin Rowlatt meets a farmer who cut down vast areas of rainforest, but insists he was just doing his patriotic duty.
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Could Rosemary Scent Boost Brain Performance?

Hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties, we still have a lot to learn about the effects of rosemary. Now researchers writing in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE, have shown for ...
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All (Restaurant) Politics Is Local

All (Restaurant) Politics Is Local | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Comfort trumps cuisine at the regular hang. Who cares if the beer hails from Colorado and the beef from Florida, the tomatoes from Mexico and the cheese from a chemical plant? Price point is paramount.
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Dedicated time and space to create new work: The ISLAND Hill House Residency Program

Dedicated time and space to create new work: The ISLAND Hill House Residency Program | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

The folks at I.S.L.A.N.D. in Bellaire, MI have a fabulous artist residency program.  Applications are due March 1.. Next Week!

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A Green Earth: Flowers, Fruit and Food Flourish at Community Garden

A Green Earth: Flowers, Fruit and Food Flourish at Community Garden | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
After a long hot summer flowers and fruit trees flourish at Varsity Lakes Community Garden. A bee inhabits a whimsical corner of one vegetable patch where okra abounds beside pink daisies. Bananas, cassava, tamarillo ...
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To Fight World Hunger, the Secret Ingredient Could Be Bugs

To Fight World Hunger, the Secret Ingredient Could Be Bugs | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
What would convince you to eat bugs for dinner? What if the global food chain collapsed under the weight of a soaring human population, severe climate change, and diminishing pasture space?
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GOOD Citizenship Task 23: Tell a Friend About Issues You Care About #30DaysofGOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 23: Tell a Friend About Issues You Care About #30DaysofGOOD | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February?
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Concept movie: New Authentication Outlet

Authentication Outlet Newly Developed -- Realized by combination of the contactless IC card technology and the new technology "RFID Over Power Line" -- Sony ...
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