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Associate Editor @TildeHerrera speaks with @olliemilman about the scale of the insect crisis, how declining pollinator populations could harm the world’s most vulnerable communities, and the most promising steps people can take to turn the tide. buff.ly/3wt5Dxb
“Things happen when an animal grazes a plant. It stimulates the plant and imparts some kind of resistance to disease and pests.” - Kelly Mulville @nytimes buff.ly/3MeGCeA
A whopping 85% of the more than 400 survey respondents in dozens of California cities said they experienced at least one form of labor law violation, such as insufficient overtime pay or not getting compensated for hours worked off the clock. buff.ly/3PdO77g @KQED
“What’s to be done? For starters, canceling debt for food import-dependent countries is essential to help them to provide social assistance to those most affected and to rebuild their own domestic food production.” #OpEd buff.ly/3wfrsjA
“For many years, compost has been that evil, stinky upper class thing that white people do. But it’s really a great introduction to sustainability as a whole.” - Domingo Morales. buff.ly/3wynrpg @nytimes
Proponents say an open-source farm equipment ecosystem is key to a future of more innovative, repairable, and environmentally adapted tools. buff.ly/3vJgdPa
Meanwhile, a number of groups are organizing delivery workers at Doordash, Uber Eats, and other apps who are demanding better working conditions, despite a lack of employee protections—and often being undocumented. civileats.com/2022/05/04/the…
They have made increasingly desperate attempts to earn goodwill and bring in business, including a “free lunch” promo in NYC that was a mess. @Eater
As people begin to opt for restaurant dining over delivery and as customers tire of apps’ huge service charges and delivery fees, companies like DoorDash and Uber have seen their shares drop dramatically. @Eater eater.com/2022/5/17/2310…
Interesting article about an initiative in the U.S. that will spend a decade studying the potential to draw carbon into the soil and bring life back to farm fields. ow.ly/aevZ50J8YiQ #covercrops #grazing #covercrops #soilhealth #biodiversity #carbonsequestration @CivilEats
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I love this story because it looks at my sake book w ⁦@mtrsake⁩ thru the lens of agriculture & climate change . 🙏 to @twyspyy⁩ @CivilEatss⁩ for highlighting the connection! #sakee#sakericee#ricee#ricefarmingg#???#??#??civileats.com/2022/05/18/wha…1
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In the Face of Numerous Threats, #Bees Are Producing Less Honey buff.ly/3vXq6K4 (via @CivilEats ) Saving American honey production—and the beekeeping industry—will require a sea change in agricultural practices.
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Excellent but scary analysis of the ‘house of cards’ food system built on concentrated growers, markets, distributors etc: Op-ed: Food Price Spikes Are About Much More than Ukraine | Civil Eats ⁦@JennClappcivileats.com/2022/05/16/op-…
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Across the country, libraries are giving away seeds to encourage neighbors to plant food, spend more time outside, and build a relationship with nature. buff.ly/36JvC9D
The bottom line is simple, it's just hard to get there. "Overall, diversity is key to more resilient food systems in the long term." @MLFPC @FoodProfessor #foodliteracy Op-ed: Food Price Spikes Are About Much More than Ukraine via @CivilEats civileats.com/2022/05/16/op-…
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Researchers believe that fungal threads play a key role in establishing healthy soils, which then go on to produce crops that contain higher levels of a compound shown to promote health. buff.ly/3vZ7Jol
A Potential Craft Sake Renaissance, Invasive Mussels Threaten Irrigated Ag, Consolidation Drives Food Prices, and More ... mailchi.mp/civileats/news…
"Regenerative farming practices that reduce pesticide use & build soil health/biodiversity back into the ag landscape would likely go a long way toward improving the overall landscape for bees." @lisaelaineh @CivilEats on the many threats to bees—& honey. civileats.com/2022/05/09/in-…
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“We’ve done a good job of linking soil health to plant health, but never have really done a good job of linking soil health to human health.” | #sustainability #agriculture #organic #foodsystems via ⁦@CivilEatscivileats.com/2022/05/10/erg…
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What the rise of craft sake says about farming, climate, and culture. buff.ly/380IHvW
A zebra mussel invasion threatens irrigated agriculture in the Northwest. buff.ly/3wuzEwN
. @twyspy spoke with @NancyMatsumoto recently about heirloom rice varieties, the impacts of climate change on the sake industry, and why she believes the spirit may be on the verge of a bit of an international renaissance. buff.ly/380IHvW
"We were hoping we might see more monarchs this year, and so to see so many right off the bat was really exciting." - Angela Laws, conservation biologist at the @xercessociety buff.ly/3lfFziE
“Seventy-one million crop acres, from the Great Plains to the Pacific, are in a severe drought. That's 22% of the nation's crops, according to the American Farm Bureau.” @CNN buff.ly/3MlpLXC
A new nonprofit connects fishermen and scientists to determine whether the state’s phosphate mines are linked to the harmful algal blooms.  buff.ly/3Lmewhc
Across the country, libraries are giving away seeds to encourage neighbors to plant food, spend more time outside, and build a relationship with nature. What a brilliant idea! civileats.com/2022/04/25/pub… #gardening #libraries #America @CivilEats
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For @CivilEats, I wrote about the threat invasive zebra mussels pose to Northwest agriculture. civileats.com/2022/05/17/zeb…
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A climate-friendly crop with a ready-made market, chickpeas are being just beginning to be farmed in upstate New York. buff.ly/3s4jEyz
Fascinating research establishes link between Notill, #SoilHealth and #HealthyEating, via the magic of mushrooms. There are so many mysteries yet to be discovered about how life in the soil impacts our health through phytochemicals in #Food. @CivilEats civileats.com/2022/05/10/erg…
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Groups like Los Deliveristas Unidos are organizing delivery workers at Doordash, Uber Eats, and other apps who are demanding better working conditions, despite a lack of employee protections—and often being undocumented. buff.ly/3vGmGv8
The rules follow two heat-related deaths last June when temperatures soared as high as 119 degrees. @ORCapChronicle buff.ly/3FGDTYJ
Is it any wonder that a war involving two countries that specialize in producing some of the world’s staple crops should spark a major global food crisis? #oped buff.ly/3wfrsjA
How Doria Robinson, the force behind the community-focused urban farm, transformed a ‘food desert’ into verdant farms, gardens, and open spaces in Richmond, California. buff.ly/39MiqPx
“This place is a garden. But it’s like any other garden: If you take the water away, you don’t have anything.” - John Rylaarsdam. buff.ly/3wuzEwN
In the Face of Numerous Threats, Bees Are Producing Less Honey - Civil Eats buff.ly/3vXq6K4 by @lisaelaineh
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In the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, organizations are rallying to support the local community and ensure residents have access to affordable and fresh food. @abcnews buff.ly/3wiRwum
After causing expensive problems for farmers across the country, invasive zebra and quagga mussels are inching closer to the Columbia River Basin, where they could create serious agricultural impacts. @MichaelReports buff.ly/3wuzEwN
The Woman Leading the Way for Urban Farming in the Nation’s Capital via @CivilEats civileats.com/2019/09/26/the…
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This antioxidant may provide a key link between regenerative agriculture and human health buff.ly/3vZ7Jol
Jorts and Jean, some of the internet’s most famous cats, are turning the spotlight on labor organizing. civileats.com/2022/05/06/jor…
Op-ed: Climate Change Is Bringing Agriculture to the Arctic. Let’s Prioritize Food Sovereignty. via @CivilEats civileats.com/2022/05/11/op-… yesssss @MindyJPrice1 !
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Researchers and scholars have long explored the plight—and the power—of urban communities struggling to meet their nutritional needs. civileats.com/2018/09/14/the…
This map drawn in the 1930s to divide white and Black residents—a practice employed across the nation—foretells today's most food-insecure communities. civileats.com/2018/09/26/bir…
The @USDA defines “food deserts,” as areas “where people have limited access to a variety of healthy and affordable food."
Tops Markets in Buffalo was the only grocery store in the area. When it opened 19 years ago, residents who had been calling for a full-service grocery store for more than a decade rejoiced that one had finally come to their neighborhood. bit.ly/3MnV04b
Global #foodsecurity is built on a house of cards. The whole edifice can tumble when one card falls. Here's how to fix it. Clue: diversification is key New op ed by @JennClapp for @CivilEats civileats.com/2022/05/16/op-… #foodcrisis #Ukraine
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Staff reporter @lisaelaineh spoke with @KCRWGoodFood about inequalities in the food industry, the unionization movement and more. buff.ly/3l5mIXD
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