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Management of food systems and their underlying resources. These stories center on ways of maintaining productive, healthy, and sustainable systems of agriculture, fishing, and forestry. Included also are efforts to establish food security, community food systems, and responsible irrigation.

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School turns old buses into mobile cafes for students

The Denver Channel

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Across America, there is a food insecurity problem that increasingly impacts children as they head into summer breaks from school. To address the gap that is created during this time, a school district in Denver, Colorado has turned to recycling out-of-use school buses into mobile cafes that are ...

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Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp

The New York Times

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The common carp was brought to America in the 1880s and has been considered an invasive species for over 100 years, disrupting water ecosystems wherever it goes. Researchers are trying multiple solutions to see what sticks. They support the carp’s natural predator, lead them to capture through el...

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The radio station connecting California farmers

High Country News

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The Hmong Agriculture Radio Show airs weekly, broadcasting news about unique crops, health and safety practices, and funding opportunities for Hmong farmers in their native language. Since the 1990s, this show has been a consistent way to make sure these farmers were getting the information they ...

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In the Bronx, an Elite Chef Is Trying to Engineer a Better School Lunch

The New York Times

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Brigaid trains professional chefs to run school cafeterias around the U.S. with the aim of providing healthier, cost-effective options for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. While students in the Bronx and New London, CT were initially hesitant about the outside workers and unfamilia...

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The Kitchen as Classroom: How Food Helps Students Learn Leadership

Yes! Magazine

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World in Progress: Garbage solutions and restored treasures

DW

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

In Surabaya, Indonesia, an unusual approach to composting is helping reduce waste. BSF technology is short for “black soldier fly,” a type of maggot that devours organic waste. Once it grows, it acts as a food source for livestock. Pending government regulation, people will be able to sell maggot...

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