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Groups Across the South Are Working to Fix a Broken Farm Labor System

Jonah Goldman Kay Facing South
"Looking at these corporate supply chains, we've been able to achieve more by getting union agreements through supply chain actions than we've ever been able to achieve in legislative campaigns," says Justin Flores, FLOC's vice president.

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Eat the Food You Trust: Lessons from Food Fraud 2017

Roy Manuell New Food Magazine
Food Fraud 2017 highlighted just how serious an issue food fraud has become. It’s organised, criminal and widespread, but there are solutions that we must explore. Consumer trust in the food industry is on the decline in light of scandals such as the inescapable European horse meat incident in 2013 and melamine milk incident in China.These are two examples of what we call food fraud.

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What Growing Potatoes on Mars Means for Earth's Farmers

Whitney Pipkin Smithsonian Magazine
In the film, The Martian, inhospitable Martian soils are tamed by first creating water from rocket fuel—which is perfectly reasonable science, says Jim Bell, a planetary scientist from Arizona State University who is an expert on Martian dirt.
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