The Daily Tar Heel

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Saturday January 28th

‘Sustainable’ has become a liberal catchall phrase

TO THE EDITOR:Though I’m thrilled to learn that our University is attempting to provide sustainable dining, Tuesday’s article, “Local Food, Big Business,” failed to explain what that actually means.I’m inclined to think that “sustainable food” is food produced, transported, prepared and consumed without consuming finite natural resources or damaging the environment.

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America’s food system requires cultural changes

TO THE EDITOR:Thank you to The Daily Tar Heel and senior writer Christopher Sopher for the excellent series on “The Food Equation” in this week’s paper. But one suggestion — the headline from Wednesday’s article, “Costly foods” contradicts Sopher’s three days of insightful reporting about the crisis and challenges that shape how we eat in America today.

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State of independence: In the face of woes, N.C. State’s Technician should seize opportunity to become independent newspaper

In order for a newspaper to be the watchdog it strives to be, it must be as independent as possible.Now it is time for N.C. State’s venerable student newspaper to take that step toward independence.The Technician has been going through some rough patches lately. Over the last few years, the paper has suffered from recruitment and retention problems.

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QuickHits for March 16, 2010

Google Thumbs upReportedly, Google is “99.9 percent” certain it will end operations in China after a long-running dispute over censorship. Here’s what you get if you search for this in China:Senior countdownNeutral thumb

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