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Jane Black

Brent Cunningham

10 April 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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After gaining attention in 2008 for having an obesity crisis, the city of Huntington, West Virginia started making slow and steady changes that have culminated into positive changes in the community's overall health. ...

NPR

Maria Godoy

10 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Red meat consumption requires a great deal of water and land resources to produce and is even responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gases. To combat this, the Better Buying Lab is experimenting with marketing s...

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Virginia Gewin

23 October 2018

Lima, Peru

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At Expo Amazonica in Lima, chefs are working to build a taste for traditional Amazonian foods, in an effort to promote biodiversity conservation and slow deforestation. But against a huge global demand for palm oil, g...

Orion Magazine

Kimberly Meyer

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4 April 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Plant It Forward, a nonprofit in Houston, is leveraging the skills of refugees to set up urban farm plots. By providing training and start-up support, the organization helps these farmers not only to earn a decent inc...

CNN

Charlotte Hawks

8 March 2018

United States

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Could clean meat be the solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, feeding an ever-growing human population and saving water? A growing number of food innovators think so, as do investors such as Bill Gates and Ri...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

31 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Common Market in Philadelphia is an example of a thriving food hub. A 2017 study showed there are at least 360 active food hubs in America that are helping small farmers sell their produce while helping people acc...

Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Scott Peterson

27 July 2017

Hargeisa, Somalia

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In the face of severe drought and one of the worst humanitarian crises since World War II, nations on the Horn of Africa are fighting to stave off famine and the spread of disease. Some places, like Somaliland, have b...

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Emily Dech

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21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...

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Emily Richmond

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Amy Elliott Bragg

4 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...

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