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In the last issue, we looked at the Park Slope Coop (PSC) located in Brooklyn, New York in the United States. PSC offers savings of 20-40% for its members. Check out our archive for a recap (https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=3d01242c4d00c7ba3e2f33c44&id=e8c08f235c).

Who are the farmers and local sellers we support through food coops and what does it mean if organic food becomes more easily within our budget? Please check out this week's articles that we feel are worth your time.

INDIA'S INDEPENDENT FARMERS EMBRACE ORGANIC
(9 minute read)
As India's government promotes organic exports, farmers in Punjab have non-economic reasons for avoiding pesticides.
Ankita Rao and Bibek Bhandari | Al Jazeera | 31 May 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/31/indias-independent-farmers-embrace-organic.html?utm_source=Solutions+Story+Tracker

AFTER FLINT, HELPING DOCTORS RECOGNIZE CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
(9 minute read)
Before doctors in Flint, Mich., knew they were dealing with a crisis of lead poisoning, there were warning signs of a problem with the water supply. The doctors just didn’t know what to do with them — including Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician credited with uncovering the widespread lead poisoning afflicting that city. She said Flint was exposed to a “toxic soup” for 18 months — with drinking water violations for nine of those months — but no one knew exactly what was in the soup, or more important, what the soup was doing to the health of the people drinking it.
Rachel Cernansky | New York Times | 27 November 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/opinion/flint-doctors-chemical-exposure.html?utm_source=Solutions+Story+Tracker

THE AMISH FARMERS REINVENTING ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
(8 minute read)
By studying the immune systems of plants, they've developed a technique that eliminates the need for chemicals.
Roc Morin | The Atlantic | 6 October 2014
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-amish-farmer-replacing-pesticides-with-nutrition/380825/

LAND, CO-OPS, COMPOST: A LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY EMERGES IN BOSTON'S POOREST NEIGHBORHOODS
(8 minute read)
From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.
Penn Loh | YES! Magazine | 
http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/boston-s-emerging-food-economy?utm_source=Solutions+Story+Tracker

FARM TO FABLE
(32 minute read)
...This is a story we are all being fed. A story about overalls, rich soil and John Deere tractors scattering broods of busy chickens. A story about healthy animals living happy lives, heirloom tomatoes hanging heavy and earnest artisans rolling wheels of cheese into aging caves nearby.
More often than not, those things are fairy tales. A long list of Tampa Bay restaurants are willing to capitalize on our hunger for the story...
Laura Reiley |Tampa Bay Times | 13 April 2016
http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/restaurants/

Are you the member of a food co-op?  We gladly welcome your feedback and suggestions for relevant material. If you see value in these emails, consider supporting our nonprofit by contacting us at info@boundariesandcrossings.org.

Thank you.

chris eberhardt

co-founder of boundariesandcrossings.org

 

 


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