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November 7, 2017

 

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Food Activists Walk The Long Walk … To The Nearest Grocery

Participants in the "Grocery Walk" demonstrate how difficult it can be to get basic items in low-income areas.

November 6, 2017

 

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Hydroponic Veggies Are Taking Over Organic

Many organic tomatoes or peppers are grown in greenhouses, where they get nutrients from water. Critics say that violates the spirit of "organic."

November 3, 2017

 

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Thai Yellow Curry Vegetable Soup

Make your own curry paste for a deep, complex flavor. Llewellyn makes it simple in the food processor. In a pinch, you can buy prepared curry paste.

November 3, 2017

 

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Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination

Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

November 2, 2017

 

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Organic Acreage On The Rise

As prices drop for conventional crops, some farmers are looking to organic.

November 1, 2017

 

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‘Healing Through Harvesting’: Gleaning Fruit Helps Refugees

A volunteer network gathers wasted foods, turns them into healthy meals and provides opportunities for those whose lives have been radically disrupted.

October 31, 2017

 

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Bats And Tequila: A Boo-tiful Relationship Now Threatened

Long tongues are key for bats who pollinate agave.

October 30, 2017

 

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Swallow Your Fear and Make Your Own Halloween Candy

The sweet stuff can be made from "real" ingredients — and you can do it at home. The process can be intimidating, but also kind of magical.

October 27, 2017

 

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Genetic Advances In Sunflowers May Mean Future Profits

Self-pollination is a trait that'll be increasingly important to sunflower farmers as wild bee populations diminish.

October 27, 2017

 

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The Best Hostess Gift? A Pound Of Butter, Says Amy Sedaris

Sedaris says her new, imperfect hospitality show is inspired by shows she loved growing up — everyone from Red Skelton to the Two Fat Ladies. (But not Martha.)

October 25, 2017

 

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Pasta with Maitake Basil Sauce–Your New Weeknight Meal

Just because some pasta dishes are simple doesn't mean they have to be boring. Here is a simply delicious example.

October 24, 2017

 

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Was Your Fish Dinner Raised Humanely?

Seafood has been missing from the animal welfare conversation in recent years. One group aims to change that.

October 24, 2017

 

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The FDA Will Decide Which Ingredients Count As Fiber

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

October 19, 2017

 

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Smithsonian Night Market Celebrates The Art Of Asian Cuisine

Food is central to culture, but museums often overlook it. The Smithsonian's Asian art museums are featuring cuisine from across Earth's largest continent.

October 19, 2017

 

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Food Industry Vying For Public Trust With CRISPR Discussion

“If people trust you, science doesn’t matter. If people don’t trust you, science doesn’t matter,” says Charlie Arnot of the Center for Food Integrity.

October 18, 2017

 

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Quick Side Dish: Balsamic Glazed Kabocha

With cubes of tender kabocha pumpkin, sweet red bell pepper and whole basil leaves glazed in a tangy balsamic glaze, this quick side dish is a hit.

October 17, 2017

 

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‘The Chef And The Slow Cooker’: New Tricks for Old Tech

Chef Hugh Acheson's new slow-cooker cookbook contains more than 100 recipes. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

October 13, 2017

 

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Dairy Safety Net Isn’t Working, USDA and Farmers Agree

When you head to the supermarket you want to see milk at a reasonable price. But, some dairy farmers say times are tough and safety nets aren't working.

October 13, 2017

 

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Needing Comfort? Pie Bars Serve It By The Slice

Pie brings people together, bakers say, especially in times of tragedy and political discord.

October 11, 2017

 

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One Man’s Quest To Feed A Hungry, Isolated California County

The harsh terrain lacks farmland and the nearest large grocery store is 100 miles away. Many residents have come to rely on Jeff England's food bank delivery.

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