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Half Of Colorado Farmers Markets Take Food Stamps

10 Aug 2014
(original: Denver News Channel 9)

More people shopping at Colorado farmers markets and farmstands can now use food stamps to pay for their produce. More

GMO Labeling Movement Poised For Ballot Initiative In Colorado

5 Aug 2014
(original: RT)

Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before… More

Unintended Cosequences Of Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative

Alicia Caldwell, 21 Jul 2014
(original: Denver Post)

Of all the places one might expect to find a hotbed of opposition to a GMO labeling initiative, the Denver Urban Homesteading market would be an improbable choice.

After all, this is a shop that… More

Organic Or Not, Local Food Is Better For The Environment

Tom Throgmorton, 19 Jul 2014
(original: KUNC)

Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase… More

Farms In The City? Denver Says Go

Brandon Rittiman, 15 Jul 2014
(original: Channel 9 KUSA)

Like most cities, Denver has its share of concrete, glass and asphalt. But it's also home to an  urban homesteading movement that's bringing small-scale farming to the urban core. More

The Traditional Foods Movement: The Balance Of Healthy Eating

Jennifer McGruther, 21 Jun 2014
(original: Mother Earth News)

The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense food, and values quality, environment and community over the convenience of processed products.… More

Urban Farms One Solution For Ailing Food System, Colorado Agriculture Activist Says

Elaine Grant, 18 Jun 2014
(original: Colorado Public Radio)

Less than 1 percent of the food Coloradans eat comes from Colorado, despite the fact that agriculture is one of the state’s biggest industries. That’s in part because local food is difficult and expensive… More

Nixing GMOs In The Restaurant

Cindy Sutter, 6 Jun 2014
(original: Boulder Daily Camera)

Last month, Bradford Heap, chef and owner of Salt in Boulder and Colterra in Niwot, announced that he had eliminated GMO foods from his restaurant. Around the same time, Eric Skokan, owner of the Black… More

New Farmers Continue To Sprout Up In Colorado Springs Area

Teresa Farney, 14 May 2014
(original: Colorado Springs Gazette)

Farmers markets are gearing up for summer, bringing with them the promise of fresh, local options after a long season of imports. During the past 10 years or so, the number of seasonal markets has increased… More

Organic, Sustainable Foods Take Center Stage At New Manitou Springs Grocery Co-Op

Wayne Heilman, 2 May 2014
(original: Colorado Springs Gazette)

Manitou Springs residents who want to buy an apple, lettuce or package of chicken won't have to drive to Colorado Springs to get it when a new, full-line grocery cooperative with an emphasis on organic,… More

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The Price Of Food Doesn't Always Reflect Its True Cost

Chris Peterson, 20 Aug 2014
(original: Corvallis Gazette-Times)

I don’t claim small, local farms are perfect. All farming involves a complicated choreography of valuable resources. As consumers, we must be cognizant of costs as much as prices. More

Open-Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles The Food Crisis

Dahr Jamail, 10 Aug 2014
(original: Truthout)

However, on a local level, scientist Joe Breskin seems to have found a solution for dramatically increasing vegetable yields in greenhouses, doubling the length of growing seasons and feeding more people… More

Organic For The People: Residents Of Brooklyn's East New York Fight Food Deserts With Farms

Alia Malek, 9 Aug 2014
(original: Al Jazeera America)

As awareness of nutrition and healthy food rises, shoppers like White increasingly want local and organic food. But unlike in wealthier communities, where once- or twice-a-week farmers’ markets supplement… More

India: Selling Out To Monsanto. GMOs And The Bigger Picture

Colin Todhunter, 8 Aug 2014
(original: Global Research)

On 15 August, India will mark its 67th anniversary of independence from Britain. It may seem strange to some that a nation would publicly celebrate its independence while at the same time it less publicly… More

Fermentation Is The New Canning

Paul Clarke, 19 Jun 2014
(original: Civil Eats)

While it’s still a little early in the year to think about preserving our homegrown produce for winter, I recently came across an interesting Kickstarter campaign that makes home fermentation easier… More

Investing In Nutrient-Dense Food

Eric Garza, 2 Aug 2014
(original: How Eric Lives)

Some years back I read with fascination the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Originally published in the 1940s, the book followed dentist Weston A. Price to distant lands as he searched for the… More

It Doesn't Take Much Land To Grow A Lot Of Food

Charles Hugh Smith, 2 Aug 2014
(original: Of Two Minds)

The important national discussions about food security and hunger in America rarely seem to mention a critical fact: it doesn't take much land to grow a lot of food. Discussions of food deserts--neighborhoods… More

The Fine Print Of The Food Wars

Vandana Shiva, 1 Aug 2014
(original: Common Dreams)

Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.

This “empire”… More

Corn Is Killing Us Faster Than We Think

Paul Clarke, 24 Jul 2014
(original: Resilient Communities)

In my humble opinion it’s about time we all start boycotting corn and corn-based products. Corn is killing us and it is doing so in more ways than we think. High-fructose corn syrup – which is as bad… More

The Corporate Takeover Of 'All Natural' Food

Clarissa A. Leon, 21 Jul 2014
(original: Alternet)

Walk through your local grocery store these days and you'll see the words "all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label… More

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