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Ecotourism in Ecuador: Eating Chocolate Like a Locavore

When I think seriously about becoming a locavore, I cringe at the thought of giving up coffee, avocados and especially chocolate. But now…
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Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Kale Enthusiast

A three-year legal battle ended, with a Vermont folk artist being allowed to continue using the phrase, "Eat More Kale," despite objections from…
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Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…
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5 Tips for Engaging With Your Community in a New Location

Obviously, you can’t do much to convince a community that you’re local when you’re not. It would be foolish to even try. But…
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Why Buying Local and Organic Won’t Always Affect Our Environmental Footprint

Choosing organic and local over conventional products may not always decrease the main greenhouse gas emissions coming from the food that we eat.
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A Look at Local Food and Urban Farming in Two American Cities

Urban farming may help address inadequate food access by expanding fresh produce options in the inner city, but at the same time it…
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Burgerville: A Sustainability and Sourcing Case Study

Jack Graves is considering buying chicken. More precisely, Jack is considering where to buy chicken.
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The Growing Local Food Movement: Staying ‘Small’ as Things Scale Up

For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or…
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Local Beer Will Save us All

How craft beer is leading the charge toward sustainable businesses and communities.
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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Sustainability in 2014

Looking back at 2013 here are five trends that should keep you optimistic about sustainability in 2014
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Worker-Share CSA Farms Promote Resiliency and Community

The symbiotic relationship between Little River Community Farm and Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage has formed a multigenerational community in Midcoast Maine with a…
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Is Chipotle’s Scarecrow Film an Example of ‘Disrupt and Delight’ or ‘Disrupt and Dislike’?

This debate over Chipotle's new Scarecrow film got me thinking – while Chipotle’s campaign obviously tries to present a "disrupt and delight" approach,…
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Interview: Benzi Ronen on New Farmigo Champions and Food Communities

Farmigo is getting ready for its next evolutionary step, enabling entrepreneurs, or Champions, as Farmigo calls them, to start their own Food Communities.…
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Why One Biologist Went Local to Fight Climate Change

This post was originally published on the Daly News By Rob Dietz Farmland LP is a business born from the “uh-oh moment.” The…
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A Fresno Public Market Would Give the San Joaquin Valley Its “Local” Food Back

A Fresno Public Market would revitalize the 34th largest US city & the remodel of a shuttered department store would create jobs in…