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A Seventh-Generation Maryland Farmer Embraces Her Roots

For 27-year-old Nora Crist, farming is in her blood: her family has been working the land in Howard County, Maryland, for hundreds of years.

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Environmental Outlook: Conservation In The 21st Century

As more and more people compete for space, food and water, some environmentalists say we need to rethink our approach to conservation. Join our discussion about what we should be conserving in the years ahead and why.

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Are Mobile Urban Farms A Good Use Of Space In D.C.?

On a vacant three-acre patch of land in Southeast Washington, volunteers are building what will be the city's largest urban farm. It's designed in such a way that it can be uprooted and relocated to a new vacant lot when the current parcel is developed in the next few years.

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Banish Bacon? Meat, Cancer Risk and Our Daily Diets

Kojo explores the findings of a WHO study tying some meats to cancer, and asks what the study's conclusions mean for our plates, our palates and our daily dietary decision making.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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Maryland Gears Up For Medical Marijuana

Two years after Maryland legalized medical marijuana, a state commission is finalizing the application process those who want a license to grow, process and dispense it. We examine the impending arrival of a medical cannabis industry in Maryland.

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Why Environmentalists Want To Curb Maryland's Poultry Industry

Environmentalists worry the poultry industry's growth means setbacks for the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Women And Sustainable Farming

pOn Food Wednesday, we explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why the growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution./p

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D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

A new law could change the landscape for urban agriculture in D.C.

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Fishing Versus Farming: Aquaculture And The Future Of Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Maryland's oyster trade is evolving as more watermen give up "hand tonging" and move into aquaculture.

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