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Local Food Shift Key Determinant To Aid Denver's Resiliency

Rusty Collins, 21 Sep 2014
(original: Washington Park Profile)

Chances are you have heard some of these words recently: urban agriculture, locally-sourced,food systems, sustainability, food shift, urban farming, and food resiliency. If so, you are not alone! They… More

Climate, Space Create Challenges For Local Food

Luke Runyon, 8 Sep 2014
(original: Iowa Public Radio)

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier.… More

Organic Turns 40

Rachel Turiel
(original: Edible Southwest Colorado)

Forty years ago in Southwest Colorado, organic food was a small blip on the culinary radar. Maybe you remember the first natural food stores sprouting throughout the nation: baskets of odd-smelling carob… More

Above Colorado's Fruited Plains, Local Food Faces Hurdles

Luke Runyon, 29 Aug 2014
(original: KUNC Radio)

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier.… More

The Garden As Community

David Hanson, 21 Aug 2014
(original: Mother Earth News)

People have always grown food in urban spaces — on windowsills or sidewalks, in backyards and neighborhood parks — but today, urban farmers are leading a movement that transforms the national food… More

Boulder's Community Fruit Rescue Directing Season's Bounty To Needy

Charlie Brennan, 23 Aug 2014
(original: Boulder Daily Camera)

You've seen the apple trees starting to groan under the weight of their fruit, ripening and ready to be picked — or perhaps simply fall to the ground to rot. It won't be wasted if Community Fruit Rescue… More

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

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Ancient Superfoods Saved (And Savored) By Modern Palates

Tim Gaynor, 7 Sep 2014
(original: Al Jazeera America)

Following in the tracks of a natural food revival that has popularized heirloom tomatoes, beans and squash at farmers markets across the United States, the arid Southwest borderlands is now at the forefront… More

Food Fights: The Contested Terrain Of The American Dinner Plate

Ben Agger, 26 Aug 2014
(original: Truthout)

The United States cannot afford food capitalism, given the interaction between health care costs and the Western diet. Nearly half a century ago, feminists put bodies on the political agenda. There they… More

Industry Is Ramping Up Its Efforts To Defeat GMO Labeling

Lindsay Abrams, 3 Sep 2014
(original: Salon)

Are food made with genetically modified ingredients safe to eat? Yes, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Association… More

US Household Food Security Fails To Improve

Haya El Nasser, 3 Sep 2014
(original: Al Jazeera)

More U.S. households are having a hard time putting food on the table than before the recession. But there is a sliver of hope: The numbers are not going up. In 2013, 14.3 percent of households (17.5 million)… More

Eating Locally Grown Food Benefits The Entire Community

Lindsay Brookshire, 30 Aug 2014
(original: htrnnews.com)

Supporting locally grown food benefits everyone in the community from the farmers, to the economy, to your own health. It is a philosophy that benefits the greater good of the community by bringing everyone… More

Pests Pose Increasing Threat To Food Security

Tim Radford, 31 Aug 2014
(original: Climate Central)

Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields. Wherever pests can make a living, they will. None of this… More

Young Agrarians

31 Dec 1969
(original: Carbon Pilgrim)

The underlying theory of her advocacy work is that many more people would choose to farm if they knew how to get started. She also wants young farmers to understand that it’s possible to have a social… More

Why We Need A Farmer-Led Food Movement

Kate Aronoff, 31 Dec 1969
(original: Aug 21, 2014)

In the wake of nearly 40 years of neoliberal globalization, the agriculture industry’s triumph is no accident, as traditional labor unions have been systematically weakened, basic rights like access… More

9 Shocking Facts You Need To Know About Sugar

Larry Schwartz, 21 Aug 2014
(original: Alternet)

Sugar bashing is all the rage these days, and with good cause. Studies over many years have pointed to sugar as, at the very least, an accomplice, if not the perp, behind many of the health ills of modern… More

How Americans Are Duped Into Shoveling Huge Amounts Of Unhealthy Food Into Their Bodies

Brian Moench, 22 Aug 2014
(original: Alternet)

No one needs to eat livestock to survive. Yet meat is almost universally the focus of the Western diet. When you go to a restaurant and the waiter asks you what you'll have, you respond with the meat or… More

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