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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philabundance, a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting food insecurity, has a sustainable and creative solution. They launched a line of cheeses, known as Abundantly Good, and proceeds will help pay farmers to turn...

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Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

28 July 2018

Kireka, Uganda

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The hibiscus plant is gaining popularity in a Uganda community due to the ease of using the shrub to make tea leaves, juice and wine. A local family is taking this discovery a step further by engaging youth in the pro...

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Joshua James Parfitt

27 July 2018

Denmark

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Seaweed is a sustainable and nutritious food source, which could be a solution to feeding a growing global population—the tricks getting people to eat it. Several Dutch companies are serving up seaweed in familiar for...

The NM Political Report

Laura Paskus

20 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Project Feed the Hood, a community effort to increase food access and security for lower-income families, has established gardens and pilot programs at ten schools in Albuquerque. The program originally aimed to conve...

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Serena Maria Daniels

18 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Community dinners can highlight locally sourced ingredients, shine a light on food systems and their impact, and create solidarity among cooks and attendees. The Dream Cafe, a pop-up restaurant using food from Detroit...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

13 July 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Governing estimates that one federal free summer meals initiative only reaches 15 percent of eligible children. Recognizing flaws with the city's distribution system, the Minneapolis school district started serving st...

The New York Times

Tejal Rao

3 July 2018

Jarrettsville, Maryland, United States

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Pollinators such as honeybees are critical to the ecosystem and to agriculture - responsible for pollinating about 1/3 of the nation's food crops - but they are endangered due to factors such as habitat loss and fungu...

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Manasi Paresh Kumar

3 July 2018

Hubli, India

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In Hubli, a holy shrine of Advaita philosophy has a community kitchen that produces surprisingly little waste--even though it feeds about 6,000 people daily. The kitchen's methods are quite old, including composting a...

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Catalina Jaramillo

2 July 2018

Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, United States

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Cows will produce the same amount of milk no matter the demand for the product, and with supply staying steady and demand decreasing, a surplus of milk is thrown out routinely. Through a collaborative effort by farmer...

Pacific Standard

Amy Fallon

2 July 2018

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a new app is helping to notify shop-owners when their food approaches its expiration date. Shop-owners can then enact heavy discounts on the item, which are sold to participating non-governmental organizat...

Yes! Magazine

Leilani Clark

2 July 2018

Paicines, California, United States

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Churches across the U.S. own a staggering amount of land that often goes unused and untended. FaithLands is an intersectional group of church leaders who are seeking to encourage churches to parcel off some of this la...

NPR

Hannah Thomasy

29 June 2018

United States

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"What if we could help plants make their own nitrogen so they wouldn't need manmade chemical fertilizers?" That was the question that drove a plant microbiologist at the University of Washington to begin testing ways ...

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Adele Peters

29 June 2018

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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A small New Jersey startup has their sights set on creating lifestyle changes for all socioeconomic households by distributing affordable indoor farming kits. Both low-tech and low-maintenance, these indoor vegetable ...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 June 2018

Kent, Washington, United States

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In a small town south of Seattle an organization called Living Well Kent, made up of immigrants, refugees, and people of color who dominate the region, decided that the best way to promote health in their area would b...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

29 June 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Ecological restoration has primarily been defined as redirecting the land back to what it used to be in terms of wildlife and plant life. However, with climate change altering the earth's landscape, many scientists an...

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Amy Fallon

27 June 2018

Abuja, Nigeria

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After realizing the rate that which food gets thrown away at grocery stores due to approaching expiration dates, one man in Nigeria decided to do something about it. Oscar Ekponimo created a web-based app that lets gr...

Daily Nation

Kitavi Mutua

24 June 2018

Kenya

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An initiative in Kenya showed major promise in pulling farmers out of poverty by supplying them with subsidized seeds to grow green grams, ndengu, for overseas markets. The success of the idea relied heavily on a prom...

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Lucy Purdy

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20 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Fresh Prescription is a Detroit-based program that creates a mechanism for doctors to prescribe healthy food and fresh produce instead of medications to low-income patients, pregnant women, and people with young child...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Manisera

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20 June 2018

Sessa Aurunca, Italy

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A cooperative in Italy has repurposed land once owned by the Mafia to produce pasta and organic vegetables, and its employees are using this land to reclaim their lives. Beyond the Dreams’ provides meaningful work for...

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Anoush Darabi

15 June 2018

The Hague, Netherlands

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As urban farming proves to be a viable solution for the need to produce more food, many find the landscape of city-farming difficult to navigate due to space and expenses. In The Netherlands, however, a handful of sma...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

11 June 2018

Paris, France

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Paris has become a leader in reducing food waste by passing legislation that requires large grocery stores to donate leftover food or compost it. Since 2016, this measure has saved over 10 million meals a year. In Phi...

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Fergus Peace

11 June 2018

Australia

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The Seasonal Workers Program in Australia was implemented when there was a need to be met for more farming laborers. Although not without issue, the program is drawing many Pacific Islanders as a means for them to boo...

The Huffington Post

Nina Pullman

7 June 2018

Netherlands

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To play a part towards the reduction of food waste, especially that which was being perpetrated by his own store, grocery store manager Bart Roetert decided to pitch an idea to the Netherlands grocery chain owner Albe...

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Irina Zhorov

7 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, a group of older women came together to cook meals inside a community kitchen. So far, it’s fed hundreds of people in Puerto Rico, and has brought the women together. ““This is like a therapy for us.”

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