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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week (Contest Continues)! | ASAP ...

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week (Contest Continues)! | ASAP ... | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Our fall communications intern, Alex Alesi, closed out his internship by making a list—and checking it twice—of the fabulous finds to be found at the fi...
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Morton Grove’s winter market offers food, crafts, gifts, entertainment - Morton Grove Champion

Morton Grove’s winter market offers food, crafts, gifts, entertainment - Morton Grove Champion | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
MORTON GROVE — Visitors to the village’s pair of Winter Farmers’ Markets will find a bounty much different than the summer version. (Thank you, Morton Grove Champion and Nick Katz for this wonderful Winter Market article!
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Morton Grove, Illinois.  I like to see mainstream stories about farmers markets, especially during the off-season up north.

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Food stamp cuts look inevitable, advocates and Democrats fear - Plain Dealer

Food stamp cuts look inevitable, advocates and Democrats fear - Plain Dealer | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Plain DealerFood stamp cuts look inevitable, advocates and Democrats fearPlain DealerWashington -- Charity food pantries and several Democrats in Congress fear the federal nutrition program popularly known as food stamps will be cut as Washington...
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2012 Dessert and Dessert Food Truck Of The Year Contest | Mobile Cuisine | Gourmet Food Trucks, Carts and Street Eats

2012 Dessert and Dessert Food Truck Of The Year Contest | Mobile Cuisine | Gourmet Food Trucks, Carts and Street Eats | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Vote now for your choice of our 2012 Dessert and Dessert Food Truck of the Year.
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Not only is there gourmet meals but gourmet desserts here too
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Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee : NPR

Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
You can go to almost any cubic foot of ocean, stream, coral, backyard, ice shelves even, and if you look, you'll find scores of little animals and plants busy making a living.
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Robert Krulwich is one of my favorite broadcast journalists ever.  He has a knack from making the complex understandable, all the while invoking a bit of humor.  His NPR Blog is one of my go-to wonderment locales.

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Pork Board: Consumer Reports Article Off Base | Health content from National Hog Farmer

Pork Board: Consumer Reports Article Off Base | Health content from National Hog Farmer | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Consumer Reports magazine story published Tuesday morning does a great disservice to American consumers who deserve better in the national conversation about safe food, says Chris Novak, chief executive officer of the National Pork Board,...
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Be sure to see the CBS News story below, and read the original report in Tuesday November 27th Consumer Reports

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Year-round harvest in Madison with Sustainable Jersey grant? - New Jersey Hills

Year-round harvest in Madison with Sustainable Jersey grant? - New Jersey Hills | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Year-round harvest in Madison with Sustainable Jersey grant?
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We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Mass production of food is ruining our health, environment, and taste buds. How did this happen?
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It's the big question of our time, isn't it?  How do we continue to feed a world population in the billions?

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World’s First Open-Ocean Farm An Unfettered Success

World’s First Open-Ocean Farm An Unfettered Success | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Fish thrive in the Velella Project Beta-trial testing a drifting fish pen concept.
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Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment : NPR

Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
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Seems like there's at least one big E. Coli scare every summer.

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The freshest food is on the web

The freshest food is on the web | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Cortilia is the first Italian online store which allows you to buy food from local farmers and get it delivered on your doorstep (RT @VITAnonprofit: .@VitaEurope Freshest food is on web http://t.co/JJqn7Sxv...
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Another example of direct-to-consumer web marketing being done with fresh food.  Fascinating.

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BBC Radio 4 - Food and Farming Awards, Food and Farming Awards 2012

BBC Radio 4 - Food and Farming Awards, Food and Farming Awards 2012 | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Sheila Dillon and Valentine Warner present the 13th annual BBC Food and Farming Awards. (Hooray!
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Wholesale vegetable vendor hacked to death - The Hindu

Wholesale vegetable vendor hacked to death - The Hindu | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

INDIA:  Guess we should feel lucky that our Farmer's Markets and somewhat less prone to violence against its vendors. Yikes!


Wholesale vegetable vendor hacked to deathThe HinduA wholesale vegetable vendor K.

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Feeding America Overview and Importance of Fresh Produce

This brief video provides an overview to the Feeding America network and highlights members from throughout the country who discuss the organization, the nee...
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7.4 Tons = 37,900 Meals | Food Forward

7.4 Tons = 37,900 Meals | Food Forward | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Make the most of the holidays with a little VOLUNTEER SPIRIT! Join us to glean fresh produce from local farmers...
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Nice story of a grass roots movement.

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How to cook vegetable leaves - Yahoo! Lifestyle UK

How to cook vegetable leaves - Yahoo! Lifestyle UK | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Lifestyle UKHow to cook vegetable leavesYahoo! Lifestyle UKRich in vitamins and minerals, vegetable leaves are really worth using in your cooking.
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Foreign cheese firms eye big slice of China's market|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn

Foreign cheese firms eye big slice of China's market|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
China's cheese market is booming as more diners in the nation take their first bite of this still relative newcomer to their plates, offering golden opportunities to cheese producers across the globe.
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Pasture-Based Beef Production in Northwest Michigan

Pasture-based beef production in northwest Michigan was discussed at a meeting of the Northwest Michigan Agriculture and Food System Sector Alliance in Trave...
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It starts here.  20% by 2020.

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Consumer Reports sounds alarm on pork safety

Consumer Reports sounds alarm on pork safety | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Expert says report surprising because so many bacteria detected in small study are potentially disease-causing, "superbug" strains...
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Another factory farm debacle.   Be sure to see the rebuttal from the US Pork Board in the next article up.

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Grass Fed Beef Can SOLVE Global Warming

Grass Fed Beef Can SOLVE Global Warming | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Scientists and ranchers alike see managed intensive grazing as the solution to desertification, air and water pollution, and even climate change. Here's why.
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This is already a foregone conclusion to any small farmer.  It's the big ranches that look at this solution and get their heads twisted.

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Even ‘Organic’ Food Isn’t Truly Natural | Heartlander Magazine

Even ‘Organic’ Food Isn’t Truly Natural | Heartlander Magazine | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
RT @Bovidiva: This is excellent.Technology in ALL farming systems helps us feed the world "Even ‘Organic’ Food Isn’t Truly Natural" http://t.co/McWYLKN9...
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Let's just say we'll put this one to the wind and see what flies.

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What Foods to Buy Organic | Mark's Daily Apple

What Foods to Buy Organic | Mark's Daily Apple | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
You've heard of which fruits and vegetables are high in pesticides, but what about everything else we eat? Find out what else you should buy organic.
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Quinoa Craze Inspires North America To Start Growing Its Own : NPR

Quinoa Craze Inspires North America To Start Growing Its Own : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A North American quinoa boom may be just over the horizon, plant breeders say, as the Rocky Mountains, much of Canada, and the Pacific Northwest all have potential as production regions.
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As a lover of said grain, I'd be all for seeing this grown on Michigan farms... as long as the DNR didn't treat it like an invasive swine.  Think we're a little south of the prime zones however.

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Good News For Animal Lovers: Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered

Good News For Animal Lovers: Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Two major grocery chains are ditching factory farmed meat -- will the changes cause a ripple effect? (Hey @Animaljunkie Did u see this?
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Wishful thinking?  But who knows.

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How Vegetables Enhance Our Meal? - HACCPEuropa

How Vegetables Enhance Our Meal? - HACCPEuropa | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (which give the colour). A healthy intake of vegetables helps to protect against major illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.
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