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Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

16 March 2016

Veracruz, Mexico

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Carbon farming is a method that focuses on sequestering atmospheric carbon on agricultural land. While farms around the world already do it, it's not anywhere near the scale necessary to avert climate catastrophe. But...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

The New York Times

Rachel Cernansky

23 February 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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In colonial times, diets and agricultural work in Kenya focused on corn and rice, alongside produce grown elsewhere. Health-consciousness is now restoring nutritious local fruits and vegetables to Kenyan tables, in pa...

The Guardian

Bijal Vachharajani

18 February 2016

Odisha, India

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Over the last two years, six seedbanks have been established in five villages in Odisha, India, with 72 men and women conserving 50 varieties of fibre and food crops seeds. This is a much needed shot in the arm for th...

Valley Public Radio

Ali Budner

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16 February 2016

Fresno, California, United States

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Fresno County is one of the top agricultural producers in the world, yet it contains twelve food deserts, making access to fresh produce for residents difficult. Food Commons Fresno is attempting to solve that problem...

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

12 February 2016

São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil

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Childhood obesity is on the rise in Brazil and kids tend to reject vegetables. But thousands of school gardens around the country are changing children's eating habits by helping to build a connection to fresh food.

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil, middlemen buy produce from small farmers at negligible prices to sell to the public school system for higher profits. A law requiring cities to buy 30 percent of their school meal budget from family farmers...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Rhitu Chatterjee

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10 February 2016

Promissão, Brazil

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Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

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1 February 2016

New York, United States

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While many countries are committed to working towards goal set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement, not many individual states in the United States have taken noticeable action. New York is an outlier in this scenari...

Ensia

Andrew Urevig

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15 January 2016

United States

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Looking at what recycled phosphorus could do for corn in the United States, the country’s number one crop, a study found that we’d need just 37 percent of available recyclable domestic phosphorus to fertilize all of t...

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

3 November 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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In a Pittsburgh food desert, the addition of a new supermarket did not change residents' shopping habits, but it did increase their levels of satisfaction with their neighborhood. Researching people's relationship wit...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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3 November 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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El Poder del Consumidor is an organization fighting Coca-Cola's power over health care decisions in Mexico. The organization tried many tactics but only found success after finding friends with enough money to compete...

Hartford Business Journal

John Stearns

2 November 2015

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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To take advantage of empty buildings and vacant lots, the city of Hartford, Connecticut has begun taking the initiative of utilizing the spaces for urban farms and food-related businesses.

Ensia

Mary Hoff

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29 October 2015

Denmark

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Most people are unaware of how much food they waste. Food waste campaigns across the world are using creative marketing to raise awareness and encourage behavior change.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Rupa Shenoy

22 October 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Farmland is expensive and scarce in urban areas. In Boston Higher Ground Farm uses green roofs to grow its produce and Grove Lab has designed a cabinet for people to grow their vegetables indoors.

Education Writers Association

Emily Richmond

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

NPR

Dan Charles

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A national census of farm-to-school lunch programs said the kids ate more healthful meals and threw less food in the trash than kids not on the program. In D.C., by law, schools must incorporate some local food.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

19 October 2015

Lovingston, Virginia, United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture assists farms which follow the sustainable farming style, Silvopasture, but few farmers take advantage of the program. ForeverView Farms in Vermont is advising policy groups about wa...

TakePart

Samantha Cowan

2 October 2015

Burkina Faso

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By supporting small-scale female farmers, Groundswell International, an NGO, is diversifying diets and combating food insecurity in countries in West Africa.

Bright Magazine

Anne Hoffman

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1 October 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Chaotic cafeterias discourage students from eating or caring about their meal. A Philadelphia program, Eatiquette, is improving kids' lunchtime by replacing the line with food made from scratch served at each table li...

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

30 September 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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Immigrants from Laos farming in California are using traditional knowledge and small-scale farming to make farming economically viable.

Yale E360

Cheryl Katz

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28 September 2015

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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Property rights, circumscribed jurisdictions, and conflicts with neighbors exacerbate Native American efforts to restore tribal land and resources. Some tribes have found success by tapping into a trend of support fro...

Bright Magazine

Tom Murphy

24 September 2015

Bronx, New York, United States

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The United States has rising childhood obesity and schools deal with kids who are picky. Through innovative school gardens and kid taste testing food, entrepreneurs across the nation are getting children to eat vegeta...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 September 2015

Salina, Kansas, United States

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University research in Kansas and California is providing technical solutions for small farmers to help them compete against large scale farms.

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