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How It Works | Backyard Produce

How It Works | Backyard Produce | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Before joining our customer base, take the first step by checking to see if your shipping address is located within any of our delivery areas. We currently deliver local and sustainably grown produce to residents in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle, & Wilmington areas.

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An interesting food delivery system based in South Carolina.

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Ginger Destroys Cancer More Effectively than Death-Linked Cancer Drugs

Ginger Destroys Cancer More Effectively than Death-Linked Cancer Drugs | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
by Anthony Gucciardi Ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors.
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Ginger and tumeric... hmmm. Looks like we really do NEED that Indian restaurant up north.

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FDA Quietly Pushes Through Genetically Modified Salmon Over Christmas Break

FDA Quietly Pushes Through Genetically Modified Salmon Over Christmas Break | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
While you were likely resting or enjoying time with friends and family over the Christmas break, the United States Food and Drug Administration was hard at work ramming through genetically modified sa...
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A Quick Guide to Raising Ducks - Sustainable Farming - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

A Quick Guide to Raising Ducks - Sustainable Farming - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
How to plan for farm ducks, including information on Muscovy, Indian Running and Perkin duck breeds.
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5 organic ingredients you won’t have thought of: spice up your kitchen in surprising ways! | Best Home Chef

5 organic ingredients you won’t have thought of: spice up your kitchen in surprising ways! | Best Home Chef | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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City will dish up rules on food trucks - Columbus Dispatch

City will dish up rules on food trucks - Columbus Dispatch | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
City will dish up rules on food trucks Columbus Dispatch The city of Columbus is promising new laws next year to regulate how businesses serve meals after tensions escalated among food-truck owners and city officials, neighborhood leaders and...
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The sudden explosion of food trucks in communities is challenging municipalities trying to govern their use.  

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Cameron challenged by Miliband on poverty and rise in use of food banks

Cameron challenged by Miliband on poverty and rise in use of food banks | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

UK:  Labour leader flags up six-fold rise in people relying on food handouts as PM stresses that curbing inflation is key (RT @ChaabanRabih: Disgrace- Over 2 years of this irresponsible Tory led Gov: Shocking six-fold rise in people relying on food...

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While this journal is call "local food systems" I tend to mean local anywhere.  I find it fascinating to follow food politics around the world and believe the information to be invaluable for us as we learn.

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Farm Bill Gives Monsanto Unbelievable Powers over US Food Supply | Politicol News

Farm Bill Gives Monsanto Unbelievable Powers over US Food Supply | Politicol News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
US Farm Bill, sponsored by Monsanto gives them total control of agriculture, deregulates GMO, and cuts food stamps to the poor. Scrap the Farm Bill, a dangerous hand over of power to Monsanto.
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The farm bill is a complicated catch-all of supports and funding for agriculture. It has far-reaching implications.  We'll be watching closely.

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Best Food and Agriculture Books of 2012 | Civil Eats

Best Food and Agriculture Books of 2012 | Civil Eats | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
CivilEats: Best Food and Agriculture Books of 2012 - The Diversified Farming Systems Center at UC Berkeley is a new ... http://t.co/iKPwSFxI
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Honestly, I haven't read one of these.  Guess I've got my winter list in hand.

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Honestly, I haven't read one of these.  Guess I've got my winter list in hand.

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News - Organic gardening better for environment, if not nutrition

News - Organic gardening better for environment, if not nutrition | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
News - Organic gardening better for environment, if not nutrition (RT @stream_organic: News - #Organic gardening better for environment, if not nutrition http://t.co/aMtut5Xv)...
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No. 9: Schools privatize food services - The News Herald

No. 9: Schools privatize food services - The News Herald | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
No. 9: Schools privatize food services The News Herald PANAMA CITY — The Bay District School Board voted 3–2 June 26 in favor of food service privatization through a contract with Chartwells, a national food service company after a heated debate...
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This is a challenge when trying to apply both "healthy" food standards and increased "local" food purchases. 

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West Bank barrier plan threatens ancient farming landscape

West Bank barrier plan threatens ancient farming landscape | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Citing area’s uniqueness, nation’s top court orders defense ministry to take alternative measures.
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I can walk three blocks from my home and buy extraordinary olive oil from Palestine. Many of the trees have been in the family of the farmers for generations.  Today, their ability to farm (or even exist upon) that land is in constant danger.  This is one positive story among hundreds of negative ones.

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Passion For Food Leads To Mark In Philanthropy - CBS Local

Passion For Food Leads To Mark In Philanthropy - CBS Local | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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CBS4 and the Denver Business Journal are teaming up to profile companies that are “Making Their Mark” in Colorado communities.
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Free meals for people with life threatening illnesses.  I an wrap my arms squarely around this orgnaization's mission.

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Oryana Natural Foods Market : Cooking Classes

Oryana Natural Foods Market : Cooking Classes | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Oryana cooking classes are hands-on and fun. Whatever your level of expertise in the kitchen, you’ll always learn something new and exciting. We’ve earned a reputation for great instruction by offering culinary expertise from our talented chefs as well as a diversity of local chefs and culinary instructors. Our classes fill up quickly so sign up early!

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Oryana's known for being your intermediate source of great, fresh, organic, and local food.  Who better to take a cooking class from?

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Agriscience Students Get Their Hands Dirty - For Credit : News : The Ticker

Agriscience Students Get Their Hands Dirty - For Credit : News : The Ticker | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Our northwest Michigan region has so much going on to support local agriculture. This is another fine example.  Thanks Ticker for covering stuff like this!

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Vegetables and Fruits

Vegetables and Fruits | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
It's hard to argue with the health benefits of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits: Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood...
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Just another example of "But didn't we know this already?"

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West Australian coastal waters in the grip of marine heatwave

West Australian coastal waters in the grip of marine heatwave | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The ocean temperature off the west coast of Australia has risen by five degrees and it's killing off large numbers of valuable seafood stocks.
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Interesting news from Australia on potential impacts of a 5 degree temperature shift in coastal waters.

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The year in food and farming | Grist

The year in food and farming | Grist | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
From GMO labeling to pink slime to food worker rights, here's a look at 2012's biggest food stories.
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A good list of what we've seen in 2012.

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Feeding the multitudes: food security in Asia | East Asia Forum

Feeding the multitudes: food security in Asia | East Asia Forum | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

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Author: Peter Warr Food security and agricultural development are back on the international agenda after a long absence. Between 1980 and 2011 annual.

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With foreign assistance for agricultural development continuing to fall precipitously, keeping an eye on how the world feeds itself will be a critical piece to our future, as much as fresh water issues and global warming.

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Insider Tips On How To Start A Successfull Kickstarter Project

Insider Tips On How To Start A Successfull Kickstarter Project | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding, essentially asking people to make donations to help you start, build, or grow your business, seems to be all anyone’s talking about these days.  With success stories of entrepreneurs hitting gold on crowd funding sites like...
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Personally, I've kicked in on many food related KickStarter projects.  It's a great micro-funding, crowd-funding, resource. Makes you feel good about helping someone out with a good idea, and you typically get a fat thank you in return.  In fact some holiday gifts this year came from these, like salt-cured meats from a salumeria in Austin, arkan oil nut spreads, and a cheese making kit.

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Hospital Bids Bye-Bye To Big Macs, Others May Follow Suit : NPR

Hospital Bids Bye-Bye To Big Macs, Others May Follow Suit : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The presence of fast food joints on hospital campuses often conflicts with wellness efforts. Long-term leases have made it difficult for these facilities to kick the restaurants out. But some hospitals are managing to give burgers and fries the boot.
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This really puts the "awe" in guffaw. It's seriously taken hospitals this long to come to a conclusion on McDonald's food?

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'Illegal' bacon should be in a supermarket near you by 2013 - Telegraph

'Illegal' bacon should be in a supermarket near you by 2013 - Telegraph | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

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Consumers in Britain are expected to be eating illegal pork next year as countries in Europe fail to comply with a new ban on cruel practices.

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A ban on cruel raising practices for swine goes into effect across Europe next week.

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What’s Your Food Story?

What’s Your Food Story? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Blog post at Food Stories : Happy National Pfeffernuesse Day!

Food is such an important part of our lives. The relationship we have with food penetrates every aspect[..] (What’s Your Food Story?
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This is a nice collection of food stories on differing topics.  

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Case Study: A Permaculture Food Revolution in Poland

Case Study: A Permaculture Food Revolution in Poland | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
We take a tour of Poland's emerging permaculture scene and find that forest gardening, formerly a traditional way of producing food for families, is gaining popularity once again as is the movement against industrial agriculture.
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Poland?  Wonder if Cedar Michigan could translate this excitement? Polka-fest and all.

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Further Adventures in Foraging Weird Fruits | City Arts Magazine

Further Adventures in Foraging Weird Fruits | City Arts Magazine | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
“Will it turn us into witches?” Jamey jokes as we cross the road toward what we hope is the tree we’re looking for. Three teenage boys in shorts and t-shirts jog by, incongruous because it’s mitten weather.
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