Groups Call Wendy’s Tomato Policies Rotten

Rotten Tomatoes

Treasure Coast Free Press

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“Hold the tomatoes” until they’re responsibly sourced – that’s the call behind a boycott of Wendy’s fast-food eateries planned for this weekend. Wendy’s is the only major fast-food chain that has not joined the Fair Food Program, a farmworker-led initiative credited with helping to make strides toward corporate social responsibility in South Florida’s tomato fields. Alayne Unterberger with Tampa Bay Fair Food, a group helping to organize the protest, says the Fair Food Program simply asks corporations to respect human rights.

A spokesperson for Wendy’s says the company purchases tomatoes from Mexico and other places, and insists it holds suppliers to a code of conduct. McDonald’s, Chipotle and Walmart are among the corporations that have joined the Fair Food Program since its launch four years ago. This weekend’s protests are planned at Wendy’s locations in Tampa and St. Pete on Saturday…

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Clinics for Stuart possible if Amendment 2 passes

This would be great!

Treasure Coast Free Press

Amendment 2 has been a controversial topic: medical marijuana. The amendment looks to allow medical marijuana for those suffering from certain conditions, like cancer, HIV-AIDS, and Parkinson’s disease. Now, the city of Stuart is considering regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers, should the amendment be approved. Locations of the treatment centers would be limited to areas off of Ocean Blvd and Osceola St near Martin Health Systems, and the centers would not be able to open next to a school or residential area. If the amendment passes, then the Local Planning Agency will consider the regulations on November 17th.

The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, is on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment.

A “yes” vote supports legalizing medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state…

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Square Grouper found in Indian River Lagoon

check it out!

Treasure Coast Free Press

Fort Pierce police said a man found a package containing 7.1 pounds of marijuana while fishing in the Indian River Lagoon in the 1500 block of South Indian River Drive on Thursday.

The 64-year-old man called authorities about noon to report the find, according to a police report.

The brown bundle was packaged the way smugglers commonly package drugs, the report said. Police impounded the marijuana and will destroy it.

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Stupid pills: Throwback Thurs Marco goes to Stuart.

Oldie but goodie!

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Stupid pills: Throwback Thurs Marco goes to Stuart.


“Where have you been for the past 13 months?” called out one protester.R

Another held a wanted poster with Rubio’s face on it, calling him “No Show Rubio” and accusing him of “murder of our rivers.”

After begging him for a year he finally showed up. The initial meeting was invited Republicans only. Some people we knew stuck their tongues out at us as they walked by into the meeting. Truly a dagger into the hearts of the “clean water” River Warriors which is non partisan.


In the end we were invited in if we promised to be quiet.

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The speakers were all very respectful to Marco Rubio.

He was given a bottle of dirty river water. He was given an explanation by Mark Perry our expert on all things St Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon and Estuary.


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King Ranch, King of the EAA, SLR/IRL

please read this important blog on king’s ranch

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

“Who Owns the Land in the EAA? Mapping Out Florida’s Water Future.”

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Today we learn about King Ranch, #4 on the TCRPC map of land ownership in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA).

King Ranch is full of history and mystique and part of Texas’ long US history with Mexico. They are “Americana” even on the road. Perhaps you have gotten behind a truck with their brand symbol? Maybe you own one of those trucks? King Ranch is a huge company and  has many different interests.

One of King Ranch’s major interests in Florida is Consolidated Citrus and they have an office in Indiantown in Martin County.

Not everything has been a royal flush for King Ranch. Over the decades the company has had to change out their fields because of the loss of orange groves due to canker and citrus greening. In Martin County alone basically 98% of the groves are…

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