Farmers’ Market News
December 15, 2011 – Vol. 3 Issue 50
Aloha Market Friend!
Three awesome markets to choose from this weekend.. we’ve got you covered… Town, Country, Suburbs!
AMFM HOLIDAY HOURS: Ala Moana Farmers’ Market will be adjusting our hours for the Holiday Season. We will be open 7-10AM this Saturday.
Santa is coming to Haleiwa this Sunday, so bring those kids (young and old!) and cameras and head up to the North shore for some market fun! Free Arts & Crafts for the little ones, lots of shopping ideas for the bigger ones, plenty of food for all!
Please visit us this weekend at Ala Moana Farmers’ Market (Saturday 7-10), Hawaii Kai Farmers’ Market (Saturday 9-1) and Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Sunday 9-1)!
Home Sweet Home: The New American Localism
by LINTON WEEKS
You can talk about the global village, a mobile society and the World Wide Web all you want, but many in our country seem to be turning toward a New American Localism.
These days, we are local folks and our focus is local. We are doing everything locally: food, finance, news, charity. And maybe for good reasons.
“One bedrock thing that is going on,” says Brad Edmondson, founder of ePodunk and former editor of American Demographics magazine, is that “because of aging and the recession, people aren’t moving around as much.”
continue reading at npr.org
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EXCLUSIVE: Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Crops
For years, biotech agriculture opponents have accused regulators of working too closely with big biotech firms when deregulating genetically engineered (GE) crops. Now, their worst fears could be coming true: under a new two-year pilot program at the USDA, regulators are training the world’s biggest biotech firms, including Monsanto, BASF and Syngenta, to conduct environmental reviews of their own transgenic seed products as part of the government’s deregulation process.