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Pima County residents protest Monsanto company's plans to open a greenhouse to develop genetically modified corn seeds in Marana.

Monsanto Seeks Tax Break Amid Vocal Opposition in Pima County

Plus, how the governor's priorities align with technical education needs; checking in with Oro Valley.

Nogales Food Bank Gleans Mexican Produce

Anyone can buy 60 pounds for $10 in Tucson, elsewhere.

Tucson New Year's Eve Diners Better Have Reservations

Tables going fast across town, restaurant group says; many offering special menus.

The logo for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Tucson Food Bank Experiencing 'Unprecedented' Demand

CEO Michael McDonald says layoffs, economic uncertainty hurting most vulnerable.

2,100 Expected for Annual Christmas Street Banquet

Tucson's Gospel Rescue Mission will serve 700 pounds of turkey and trimmings.

Cooking Up a Storm This Thanksgiving? Don’t Dump That Grease

Put your waste oils and fats in a container, not the drain.

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Leave More Stuffing in Your Wallet

Turkey and all the trimmings expected to cost 3 percent less than in 2015.

Tucson Groups to Provide Thanksgiving Dinners

Dozen organizations hold events providing meals to those who can't afford them.

Two Breweries Cross Border to Tap Spirit of Collaboration

Tucson- and Hermosillo-based brewers work together to create Beer Without Borders.

Visit Camp Bravo, a Base for Homeless Vets in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a rundown of important results from state elections; and "Feeding Our Future" visits Tucson barrios where positive change is growing.

Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, “I’m having fun!” as she maneuvers the skip loader to turn a pile of wet compost.

Feeding Our Future: Turning Garbage into Gardens

How a group of UA undergraduates are saving the environment.

Documenting the "Celluloid Pueblo"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Secret Origin of "Bear Down!"; and Feeding Our Future asks if the answer to food shortages in Southern Arizona may be right in front of us...

There are 400 wild, edible native foods in the Sonoran Desert. This food mandala is made from mesquite, ironwood, cholla cactus buds and cactus seeds.

Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

The answer to future food shortages may be right outside our doors.

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