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Weed Island: Is Washington's Vashon the Proving Ground for Legal, Local Pot?
Society & Culture  (tags: Washington State, marijuana, agriculture, society, news, interesting )

- 755 days ago -
As Wash. State moves to allow the sales of recreational marijuana, Vashon is facing some big changes. Since the passage of ballot measure I-502 last November, Washington is following Colorado as the second state to allow pot sales without a medical card.
Investing in Small-Scale Farmers Can Help Lift Over 1 Billion People Out of Poverty - UN Report
Society & Culture  (tags: agriculture, development, environment, ethics, farms, food, humans, interesting, news, report, security, society, U.N., World Environment Day )

- 903 days ago -
Given the right conditions and targeted support, small farmers can unleash a new and sustainable agricultural revolution, the United Nations environment agency a partner agricultural development organization reported today on the eve of World Environment
Without Investment in Agriculture, Africans Stay Hungry
Society & Culture  (tags: world, agriculture, hunger, scarcity, hunger in africasociety, politics, news, government, humans )

- 1858 days ago -
Inadequate access to water, recurring floods and droughts as well as a lack of political will to invest in small-scale agriculture perpetuate hunger across Africa, the continent's food security experts say.
Chinese Aid Bringing Smiles to Sierra Leone Farmers
Society & Culture  (tags: world, africa, agriculture, aid, culture, politics, society, world, GoodNews, humans )

- 1859 days ago -
"I think I am successful now," says Fanta Jabbah. "I am able to take care of my three children and support my husband; now I have a say in my household.
Competition for Best Land Access Projects
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, property rights, agriculture, farming, world, politics, society, humans, government, freedoms, news, culture )

- 1860 days ago -
Poor indigenous and peasant farmers who have developed initiatives to gain access to land have been invited to take part in a global competition that will award prizes for innovative, effective approaches to the struggle for property rights
Tell the Canadian Government to Ban Terminator Technology
Society & Culture  (tags: agriculture, contamination, terminator seeds, farmers, Indigenous_People )

- 3143 days ago -
Terminator technology, would transfer control over the world's seed supply from the hands of farmers to the monopoly control of large corporations. It would also threaten the biodiversity of agriculture and the health of the planet's food supply.

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