With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Waging Nonviolence   
August 30th, 2013

With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Fast food workers across the nation have started to stand up in protest of their meager wages. As a result of barely being able to make a living, fast food strikers have spread into 50 U.S. cities calling for a raise in the minimum wage.

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How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

YES! Magazine   
June 25th, 2013

How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

In Holyoke, Massachusetts, two friends decided to turn their front yard into more than just a lawn. The two highlight the ingenuity any individual can have in having a healthier and cheaper diet while making use of commonly disregarded land.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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At 48 Panera Breads, You Can Pay Whatever You Want (Or Pay Nothing) For Your Turkey Chili

Co.EXIST   
April 6th, 2013

At 48 Panera Breads, You Can Pay Whatever You Want (Or Pay Nothing) For Your Turkey Chili

In 2010, Panera Bread launched an experiment: instead of asking customers to pay a set price for food, they directed customers to take what they needed, and pay what they could afford.

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It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

GOOD   
November 17th, 2012

It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

The turkey is one part of the Thanksgiving feast where going local is likely to require a bit more forethought, but it’s well worth it. There are many delicious alternatives to the supermarket turkey that has often traveled far from its factory farm to your table.

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Noodles Help The Hungry

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 22nd, 2013

Noodles Help The Hungry

You likely know how great ramen noodles are for the average college student whose trying to stay within their budget, but did you also know the favorite food choice among cash-strapped college kids is helping to fight world hunger? Because of it’s easy preparation, high-level of convenience, and cost-effective qualities, it’s become the popular choice to feed those who struggle to find a filling meal.

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Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Co.EXIST   
June 17th, 2013

Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Coffee farmers are from well-off. They struggle constantly to make ends meet. Luckily, the Coffeelands Food Security Coalition is using their collective influence to help change that situation and provide more opportunities to coffee farmers.

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Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Global Envision   
June 5th, 2013

Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Currently, there is vicious cycle of poverty in developing countries that originates with agriculture. The present practice of irrigating crops by the mass majority of poor farmers is extremely ineffective. The SunWater project combines efficiency, affordability, and sustainability for poor farmers who desperately want to eliminate this cycle of hardship.

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The Next Step In Eliminating Hunger: Teaching Kids How To Cook

OdeWire   
January 24th, 2013

The Next Step In Eliminating Hunger: Teaching Kids How To Cook

In America, 17 million children are malnourished- a statistic that hasn’t changed in years. A new emphasis on teaching kids about food practices and nutrition in school could help combat this issue.

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Bhutan Aims to be First 100% Organic Nation

Health Freedom Alliance   
November 3rd, 2012

Bhutan Aims to be First 100% Organic Nation

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic.

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