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Schnucks Partners on Local Greenhouse | Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers content from Supermarket News

Schnuck Markets and BrightFarms will build a hydroponic greenhouse for the 99-store chain that will supply at least 10 stores with fresh, local produce year-round.
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High-tech grower meets local demand - Mississippi State University

High-tech grower meets local demand - Mississippi State University | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
High-tech grower meets local demandMississippi State UniversityThese 8-month-old hydroponic tomato vines are 30 feet long and producing close to 4,000 pounds of tomatoes per week at St Bethany Fresh farm in Pontotoc County on Aug.
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California Farm Labor Shortage 'Worst It's Been, Ever'

California Farm Labor Shortage 'Worst It's Been, Ever' | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor.
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Teach Us, Trader Joe: Demanding Socially Responsible Food

Teach Us, Trader Joe: Demanding Socially Responsible Food | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
Conscientious consumers have held the boutique grocery to high standards, and we've seen progress that speaks to the efficacy of our continued vigilance across food markets.
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The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals | 3BL Media

The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals | 3BL Media | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
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Food Hubs: Back to the Future? « GoodFood World

Food Hubs: Back to the Future? « GoodFood World | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
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Vertical Farming: A Solution To The Lighting Problem

Vertical Farming: A Solution To The Lighting Problem | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
Vertical Farming promises huge crop yields per acre, could feed BILLIONS of people, and return hefty profits for the next generation of farmers. This is an attempt to make vertical farming more feasible economically and more practical in design.
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Daily Kos: Changing the Climate in Rural America

Daily Kos: Changing the Climate in Rural America | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it

In recent years the United States has witnessed an atmosphere in constant flux on the topic of climate change. Political alliances have formed and disintegrated, legislation has passed and failed and productive discussions have devolved into heated controversy and partisan gridlock. Little consensus on an appropriate response has emerged on Capitol Hill or in political venues across the country.

Meanwhile, climate change in rural America is more real than ever - especially in western forest communities. The effects are visible in drought, invasive species, abnormal wildfire, and extreme weather events. The Center for American Progress reports that during the four decades of the 1960s through the 1990s, the annual acreage burned by wildfire in the U.S. averaged 2,879,054 acres. Between 2000 and 2009 this average rose to 6,941,952 acres burning annually, and nearly 7 million acres have already burned in 2012. From Mexico to Canada, roughly 150 million acres of trees have been killed by pine beetle. These forest health risks, coupled with a nation-wide drought that has devastated over half of all counties in the U.S., are disturbing new trends.

These changes threaten the very foundation of natural resource-based communities that depend on the land for their well-being. But the concerns are not exclusive to rural America.

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Baltimore City Health Department -- Baltimarket: The Virtual Supermarket Project

Baltimore City Health Department -- Baltimarket: The Virtual Supermarket Project | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
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stevebosserman's comment, August 18, 2012 11:22 AM
Seems like there would be applicability for this approach in the Mahoning Valley. It represents a potentially effective way to enroll businesses within the local food value chain into a network that coordinates their efforts, generates more sales, and helps to address food access and food security issues in local communities. Win-win-win!
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Local Food Lab

Local Food Lab | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
A platform for innovation and entrepreneurship in local food.
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Food Shift: Building a Just and Sustainable Food System | Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

Food Shift: Building a Just and Sustainable Food System | Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy | Faith-Based Catalysts in Local Food System Development | Scoop.it
The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
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