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Understand Amazon Before The Next Train Leaves The Station

Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age. In his period there was plenty of reason to be concerned about monopoly powers, especially those of railroads. Echoes in the present day, of reasons to be concerned about the same, seem to be getting louder and clearer. 425 more words

Consumer Behavior

Illicit Eel

The movement of wild animals, a topic we have covered in these pages dozens of times already, never stops providing surprises; thanks to the FERN for the story on this one: 616 more words

Consumer Behavior

Consumables Containing Consumables

Thanks again to Stephanie Strom for a story about ecology that surprises:

Packaging Food With Food to Reduce Waste

For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most inconvenient truths: Too much food goes to waste.

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Collaboration

Crop Type & Pesticides

Thanks to Emma Bryce for A more nuanced approach to reducing insecticides on our food, shared via Anthropocene:

Contrary to popular belief, moving from monoculture to smaller farms and a more diversified agricultural landscape isn’t necessarily a cure-all to the excessive use of insecticides on crops such as grapes and almonds.

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Collaboration

Model Mad, Mechanism

In this era, when saying no in creative manner has been raised to an art form, we remain on the lookout for model mad… 390 more words

Activism

Thank You Nebraska!

We have refused to give up hope because there continue to be a trickle of stories like this, thanks to the Guardian. Bruce Springsteen dedicated a whole album to Nebraska, and… 79 more words

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