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Talib Visram

2 June 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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“DoorDash for the food insecure” is how the founder of Food Rescue Hero describes the service that is connecting surplus food supply to those who can put it to good use. The service takes on a growing crisis of food i...

Fierce for Black Women

Marissa Evans

1 June 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Village Minds was started by Natia Simone as a Facebook page to connect people in need of food - due to COVID-19 and grocery store closures after the protests following the murder of George Floyd - to assistance. Howe...

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Franca G. Mignacca

24 May 2021

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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The Wild Basket allows community members of Temiskaming First Nation to gain traditional knowledge about native food sources and foraging techniques while re-connecting to the land and their roots. The initiative also...

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Ella Westlake

13 May 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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Urban Oasis, a vertical farm in Sweden uses innovative technology to grow crops in shelf-like structures that aims to maximize output and be more sustainable in its agricultural practices. Instead of soil, it uses nut...

Colorado Public Radio

Michael Elizabeth Sakas

3 May 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A new county initiative in Colorado aims to support regenerative agriculture projects on farms as a way to take carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in an effort to combat climate change. Restaurants do...

Atlas Obscura

Agostino Petroni

29 April 2021

Gagliano del Capo, Puglia, Italy

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An imported strain of bacteria is threatening to destroy olive trees in Italy that produce about 12 percent of the world’s olive oil. An agronomist is working with other scientists to graft trees — taking a different ...

The Boston Globe

Janelle Nanos

20 April 2021

Scarborough, Maine, United States

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The Hannaford supermarket chain has achieved their goal of creating zero food waste. Over the past year, they diverted 65 million pounds of unsellable products to food banks, de-packing facilities, and anaerobic diges...

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Grace Townsend

20 April 2021

Monroe, Georgia, United States

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In a community with a food insecurity rate of 11%, Walton Wellness provides dozens of families with a steady supply of fresh produce grown by volunteers incarcerated at the county jail. The program aims to go beyond s...

Civil Eats

Lela Nargi

19 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Reentry programs for people recently released from prison rarely focus on nutrition, must less provide cooking demonstrations. But the Fortune Society hosts 200 formerly incarcerated people at a weekly demo as part of...

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Shane Hoffman

17 April 2021

Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, United States

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The Wave Foundation distributed sustainable and fresh food during the pandemic on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Portland nonprofit is a sustainability coalition that works with communities to better understand ...

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Naomi Mihara

14 April 2021

Vanuatu

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As the small island nation of Vanuatu emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of a tropical cyclone, entrepreneur Votausi Lucyann Mackenzie-Reur argues that they need to focus on local ingredients to be a...

Transitions Online

Lyudmila Maslova

13 April 2021

Andriyivka, Ukraine

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A dairy cooperative in Ukraine has brought jobs to farmers in the region and allowed them to work together to sell their milk on the market. An international nonprofit helped the Andriyivka Prosperity cooperative get ...

Global Press Journal

Lilette A. Contreras

10 April 2021

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico

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After a drought left cattle farmers in Mexico without grass to feed its animals, a unique partnership with corn farmers allowed them to use their leftover stalks and leaves. Usually, the farmers burn these materials, ...

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Chris Conte

9 April 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A community garden in Baltimore, Maryland, is providing about 2,500 pounds of fresh produce per season to neighborhood food pantries. Anyone is welcome to help themselves at the unfenced garden which is run by The 6th...

Hakai Magazine

Pip Knight

9 April 2021

Canary Islands, Spain

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A pilot experiment in the Canary Islands seeks to recycle brine waste from desalination plants to grow hydroponic tomatoes. The leftover brine can be harmful for seagrass along the coast, so researchers looked into wa...

Indian Country Today

Meghan Sullivan

31 March 2021

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, United States

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Sam Schimmel, a college student and member of the Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze tribes, helped organize a food drive on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. The initiative, known as Operation Fish Drop — delivered more than 1...

Civil Eats

Melissa Montalvo

31 March 2021

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

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More and more Indigenous communities throughout North America are reclaiming their ancestral lands as a way to access traditional foodways. For example, a group of Mi’kmaq tribes in Nova Scotia bought a majority share...

Civil Eats

Gosia Wozniacka

30 March 2021

California, United States

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A trial experiment with three farmers and several California universities is looking to better understand how to farm with little or no chemicals. No-till farming can boost soil health and better store carbon, but it’...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Richard Chin

29 March 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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A clean tech startup called Forever Ware created reusable, stainless steel containers for restaurants to use instead of single-use takeout containers. So far, four restaurants in Minneapolis are participating in the p...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 March 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, community efforts during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in the creation of a system that battles food insecurity. Spearheaded by the community center, a local non-pro...

News48

Paola Oriunno

21 March 2021

Italy

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Italian initiatives to combat food waste are connecting surplus food producers with those who need it. The volunteer-run groups have raised awareness of waste and food insecurity, built connections and places of food ...

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Kagondu David Njagi

16 March 2021

Kendu Bay, Kenya

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A renewable energy project in Kenya is empowering women to catch their own fish instead of relying on “sex-for-fish” deals. Previously, men used to control the mechanisms for catching fish and would only sell to women...

BBC

Julie Ball

9 March 2021

Somalia

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A greenhouse that is cooled by seawater and the wind is allowing farmers in Somaliland to grow crops like tomatoes and vegetables despite extreme heat. By creating an environment that is higher in humidity and cooler ...

Freethink

Teresa Carey

7 March 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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As a way to combat climate change, scientists are experimenting with genetically modified trees as a way to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to store in its leaves, roots, and trunk. The startup Living Carbon...

Wall Street Journal

Jon Emont

6 March 2021

Singapore

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Cultured meat is the newest menu option for vegetarians. A restaurant in Singapore is selling cultured chicken nuggets made out of chicken cells that were steeped in a nutrient solution. However, one ingredient in tha...

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