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2 hrs ago | 24dash

Opinion: Housing, communities & a goldmine of data

It's a clich: social housing is more than bricks and mortar. Decent homes - well-insulated, well-equipped and affordable - are a step towards stability and wellbeing for tenants and communities.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Opinion

6 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Small-Batch Rye Whiskey's Big ScandalBy Eric Felten

The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret-many of the 'small-batch' distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana.


Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Indiana, Life, Food, Bourbon Whiskey, Lawrenceburg, IN, Recipes

8 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

Hungry hungry humans: The science (and art) of feeding ourselves

The issue keeps coming up when I write about genetic engineering , or local food systems , or decreased farm yield due to climate change : How do we avoid starvation as populations grow, and how can we allow people to feed themselves equitably and sustainably? The question seems to lurk in the background of every story I do, and this makes me ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Food, UC Berkeley, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine's maritime heritage

Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail , sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next.


Related Topix: Maine, Life, Food, Agriculture, Science, Hancock County, ME, Cherryfield, ME, Penobscot, ME

Parasol Party: Shop your Tucson farmers market in the shade

It's hot but the Tucson farmer's market has the answer. On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Heirloom Farmers Markets will be providing hundreds of beautifully colored parasols for shoppers to use while they patronize over 70 of the finest local food vendors.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Life, Food

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hays Daily News

Local food movement thrives on High Plains

Thanks to early interest shown by chefs and small-scale area farmers, Douglas County, home of the University of Kansas, developed into one of the pioneer locations for the U.S. local food movement, which has been steadily gaining in popularity during the past 15 to 20 years.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Douglas County, KS, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Agriculture, Science, Vegetables

New Jersey Herald

Tour de Farm cycling, tasting tour to return

The second annual Tour de Farm, New Jersey, a cycling and tasting tour of Northern New Jersey's farms, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 27. Hundreds of passionate cyclists, farm enthusiasts and locavores are expected to ride along the rolling hills of scenic farm country in Warren and Sussex counties and sample the food at more than a dozen farms.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Life, Food, Sussex County, NJ, Warren County, NJ, Blairstown, NJ, Vegetables

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Urban Roots teaching kids about eating local

A local chef and non-proit are teaming up. Mark Estee and Urban Roots are working together to teach kids about eating healthy and local.


Related Topix: Life

Pittsburgh Magazine

From Field to Fork

Newcomers are stopping by a farmers market or neighborhood butcher shop for the first time.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fruits, Slow Food, Vegetables, Pittsburgh, PA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Clucking over chickens: What do you want to know about the suburban chicken farming debate?

As the local food movement grows, more Northeast Ohio residents want to raise chickens in their backyards for fresh eggs.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Cleveland Heights, OH, Broadview Heights, OH, Chagrin Falls, OH

The Georgia Straight

Peace and plenty: Why B.C. should not build the Site C dam

Several hundred farmers, ranchers, First Nations, and concerned citizens gathered at the ninth Paddle for the Peace earlier this month to say No to the proposed Site C dam.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Agriculture, Science, Vegetables

Whitehaven News

New government plan to deal with radioactive waste

It follows a consultation on improving the process of finding a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility , which will isolate radioactive waste deep underground and inside multiple barriers to provide protection over hundreds of thousands of years.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Life, Food


Go Local With Go Texan

Most proud Texans are happy to trumpet the benefits of eating local, and this week, with the seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up that runs until Sunday, July 27, foodies have an excuse to dine out and enjoy homegrown ingredients.


Related Topix: Texas, Life, Food, Dining, Agriculture, Science, Austin, TX

Hospital impact

Hospital takes on buy-local challenge

Last month a Hospital Impact blogger raised the questions: What is a hospital's obligation to promote and model healthy eating and sustainability habits to both staff and patients .


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Communities can benefit from 'localism'

Three highly regarded speakers teamed up to present their views of localism to the annual Local Government New Zealand conference, held in Nelson.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

The Baltimore Sun

Now, this is Italian cuisine

Hey, Baltimore, in the mood for Italian tonight? How about a nice veal piccata or chicken Parmigiana with a side of linguine? Instead, we're having pork cheeks with celeriac puree and pea shoots, a local melon salad with peaches, red onions and brioche croutons, and spinach tagliatelle tossed with blue crab meat and ... buttered popcorn.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Italian Cuisine, Dining, Vegetables, Entertainment

Houston Press

Eat Local Food & Support Planted: Houston at Benefit Pop-Up Dinner

Edible Earth Resources is a local edible landscaping firm that installs home gardens and landscapes, as well as many restaurant gardens, like the ones found at Haven and Coltivare .


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up encourages consumers to eat local

The seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up began Monday and will go until Saturday.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Agriculture, Science

The Jersey Journal

Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville celebrates 25 years with community picnic, July 27

The Homestead Farm Market, a Lambertville landmark and destination for the freshest local produce since opening in June 1989, is marking its 25th anniversary with an old fashioned community picnic in the neighboring Ely Park Gazebo on July 27 from 4-8 p.m., rain or shine.


Related Topix: Lambertville, NJ, Life, Food, Home Gardening, Home, Vegetables, Bar-B-Q

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Roving Butchers of Martha's Vineyard Serve Localvores

Towed behind a Ford F-250 pickup, Island Grown Initiative's mobile poultry slaughtering unit is on the move in Martha's Vineyard, ready to feed the growing appetite for locally raised poultry on the Massachusetts island best known as a vacation playground for the Kennedys.


Related Topix: Life, Food