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Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Chester County, Pennsylvania where the land is said to be the most nutrient-rich in the country, the average household income is $90,000, yet poverty rates are increasing. To offer a solution to the food insecurity...

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Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

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Leopold Obi

1 June 2018

Nakuru, Kenya

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Motivated by crop devastation from a severe drought, farmers in parts of Kenya took action to prevent a similar event from impacting them in the future. Working together, these small-scale farmers implemented conserva...

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Cara Pallone

29 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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An income qualified farm-to-community incentive program has found its place within the Coloradan San Miguel County. Allowing farm shares to be distributed at Mountain Village Farmers’ Market, both communities win thro...

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Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

The Christian Science Monitor

Umberto Macchi

22 May 2018

England

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A vacuum in government leadership means that entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, and social leaders have stepped up to find creative solutions for food waste in Britain. Some of those solutions include restaurants that are...

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Aysha Khan

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22 May 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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To combat food waste, leaders at Islamic centers and mosques around the world are looking to iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the Ramadan fast. By discouraging food waste and the use of disposable kitch...

Daily Nation

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Brian Okinda

19 May 2018

Runyenjes, Nairobi, Kenya

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The Karurumo Self-Help Group in Kenya initially started as a way to avoid agriculture exploitation. However, it has now evolved into a way to reduce post-harvest waste through the implementation of value addition and ...

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Christopher Biddle

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15 May 2018

Gunnison, Colorado, United States

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There's a movement rising to promote better cattle farming practices through the use of healthy soil, which means introducing more carbon into the land. Farmers throughout the agriculture industry are finding that by ...

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Gerald Kitabu

5 May 2018

Tanzania

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Community members, especially children, in Tanzania are facing a public health crisis in the form of a vitamin A deficiency. With research indicating that biofortified crops such as sweet potatoes are a viable solutio...

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Jillian Forstadt

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2 May 2018

Binghamton, New York, United States

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On the North Side of Binghamton, engaged citizens are fighting food insecurity in the wake of several chain grocery stores closing. Since for-profit developers have not followed through on promises to build new grocer...

Eating Well

Rowan Jacobsen

1 May 2018

Arizona, United States

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"Sometimes going backwards is making progress," says Dennis Moroney, a rancher in Arizona working alongside other ranchers, scientists and farmers to find a viable solution for growing crops in an increasingly warm an...

The Christian Science Monitor

Mary Esch

18 April 2018

Schenectady, New York, United States

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As more low-income students and single parents enter two and four year colleges, over 570 campuses across the United States have responded by opening food pantries to fill the gap between food stamps and dining halls....

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Gerald Kitabu

14 April 2018

Uganda

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Turning bananas into juice isn't a new practice, but it is a less than efficient process for those that do it, and it also tends to lack hygienic care. New technology, however, alleviates this issue while also making ...

National Geographic

Janice Cantieri

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11 April 2018

Telangana, India

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In India, 15 farmers are piloting a program that utilizes greenhouses to grow crops that would otherwise perish in the unpredictable climate. The income generated from this capability is allowing families to pay for t...

Ensia

Christopher Bobryk

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4 April 2018

Italy

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Leafhoppers may sound like a harmless term to the untrained ear, but vineyard owners will quickly disagree. These insects have a history of invading and devastating vineyards across the U.S. and Europe. Entomologists ...

Orion Magazine

Kimberly Meyer

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4 April 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Plant It Forward, a nonprofit in Houston, is leveraging the skills of refugees to set up urban farm plots. By providing training and start-up support, the organization helps these farmers not only to earn a decent inc...

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Frani Halperin

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1 April 2018

Vona, Colorado, United States

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It's not easy sustaining historical agricultural practices amidst a backdrop of climate change. Nate McCaffrey of eastern Colorado knows this all too well. So, instead of continuing the conventional ways of farming he...

NPR

Dakota Kim

28 March 2018

Waianae, Hawaii, United States

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An impoverished corner of Hawaii may not sound like the foundation of a successful agriculture endeavor, but local youth have proved otherwise. MA'O translating into youth food garden aims to show college-aged youth a...

Public Radio International

Eilis O'Neill

27 March 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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In Canada, a city that was formerly known as the "salmon capital of the world,” has been nearly abandoned by both fish and people. Despite facing many ongoing trials and challenges, the Namgis First Nation is working ...

The Guardian

Mark Hillsdon

23 March 2018

Ndiayene Pendao, Senegal

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After many years of attempts, scientists have discovered how to create a heat tolerant wheat that has the potential of impacting the growing concerns around food insecurity. Tested in sub-Saharan temperatures in Seneg...

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Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

14 March 2018

Malawi

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While climate change continues to complicate the realities of creating seasonal viable crops, farmers in Malawi are adopting conservation agriculture in at attempt to salvage what they can from their crops. Through a ...

CNN

Charlotte Hawks

8 March 2018

United States

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Could clean meat be the solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, feeding an ever-growing human population and saving water? A growing number of food innovators think so, as do investors such as Bill Gates and Ri...

Daily Nation

Leopold Obi

17 February 2018

Massi, Kenya

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To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...

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Richard Martin

13 February 2018

Maynard, Massachusetts, United States

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Genetically engineered foods have found their place in the world's diet through a variety of means. AquaBounty Technologies has taken this practice and found a successful way to apply it to the engineering of salmon, ...

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