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Valley Journal

David Erickson

1 July 2020

Japan

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A government-mandated care insurance program in Japan has gained both recognition and international praise for removing the burden of senior care from family members through the "socialization of elder care." The goal...

Montana Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

30 June 2020

Missoula, Montana, United States

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In Montana, the transition to telehealth during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped one health care clinic provide care for more patients than before the virtual visits were necessary. Although it's not yet determined if...

The Victoria Advocate

Ciara McCarthy

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27 June 2020

Waco, Texas, United States

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Jubilee provides an oasis in a desert - a food desert that is. The community grocery store provides the only fresh food for miles around at competitive prices and makes an effort to cater to the local clientele, stock...

Montana Public Radio

Sarah Brown

25 June 2020

Billings, Montana, United States

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As the traditional food supply chain is upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local food systems in Montana are connecting farmers and ranchers with buyers. The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub, a cooperative that started ...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Kylie Mohr

23 June 2020

Bonner, Montana, United States

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In Montana, a handful of manufacturers have adapted their facilities to make products and materials that help healthcare workers safely work on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. From face shields to liquid tran...

The New Yorker

John Seabrook

22 June 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Telehealth is being implemented and used across the United States to assist both patients and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. Although this practice has its limitations and cannot replace in-person diagnostic...

Yes! Magazine

Tracy Barnett

17 June 2020

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...

The Washington Post

Jim Morrison

Adam Glanzman

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16 June 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are working with Vanguard Renewables, a food waste energy company, and Dominion Energy, an electric utility company, to capture manure methane gas from cows and convert it into natural g...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Daniel Gutman

10 June 2020

Entre Rios, Argentina

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Solar energy has provided an affordable and efficient source of energy to rural farmers in Argentina, who live too far off the electrical grid and have traditionally relied on powerful diesel-fueled water pumps. Solar...

edibleWOW

Kate Roff

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Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, small farmers in Michigan are coming up with different business models in order to get their produce into consumers’ hands. Fisheye Farms in Detroit created a community-supported agricult...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 May 2020

Tanzania

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A nongovernmental organization, Sanku, invented a new technology that allows a machine to mix in the right amount of basic nutrients into flour that children and others need. By working directly with the millers and c...

Equal Times

Carmen Grau

25 May 2020

Matsudo, Japan

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Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...

Bangor Daily News

Charles Eichacker

24 May 2020

Maine, United States

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To allow patients to still see their doctors during the coronavirus pandemic, insurance providers have eliminated some of the barriers for providers to be reimbursed for telehealth appointments. This change in policy ...

Yes! Magazine

Stephanie Hiller

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21 May 2020

California, United States

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To help small farmers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations in California are aiding in their transition to community supported agriculture, or CSA, models that directly connect farmers to consu...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

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21 May 2020

Washington, United States

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More than a dozen states are participating in a SNAP program, allowing people experiencing economic hardship to purchase food online from retailers. While only certain online retailers allow for food stamp purchases a...

Next City

Roshan Abraham

20 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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New York City is piloting a methadone distribution system for residents struggling with opioid addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially intended to avoid unnecessary visits to medical centers, the model is no...

Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

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14 May 2020

United States

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Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...

Montana Free Press

Johnathan Hettinger

14 May 2020

Montana, United States

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Farmers and ranchers across Montana are finding ways to share their products locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen livestock prices fall and food banks face higher demand. While some agricultural produc...

The New York Times

Joe Drape

12 May 2020

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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The restrictions imposed by the coronavirus have turned horseracing in Nebraska into an unexpected boon. City officials allowed racing tracks to be open—with precautions—because the horses' livelihoods depend on the j...

The New Yorker

Anna Russell

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Communities and medical professionals are working together to create their own mutual aid supply chain as shortages of personal protective equipment plague U.S. hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. This "tempora...

MIT Technology Review

Karen Hao

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6 May 2020

China

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Online retailers in China launched rural live-streaming initiatives to aid farmers in selling their products directly to consumers. After traditional selling methods were halted due to the novel coronavirus, farmers n...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

5 May 2020

United States

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A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and g...

NH Business Review

Meghan Pierce

1 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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To help deliver hand sanitzer to those who need it during the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery owner in Vermont and a lacrosse equipment online distributor in New Hampshire formed a partnership to create a distribut...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

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29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

Wired

Kate Knibbs

27 April 2020

United States

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Bookshop is a startup that launched to give indie book stores around the country a fighting chance while Amazon continues to dominate the book market. The startup offers book buyers a portal to a wide variety of shops...

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