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January 19, 2018

 

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Restaurant Industry Grapples With Sexual Assault Claims

A cascade of sexual assault and harassment allegations against chefs has sparked some soul searching in an industry long plagued with abuse against workers.

January 12, 2018

 

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Food and Farms Coalition Builds Collective Power

Small-scale farmers and food security activists join forces on the 2018 farm bill.

January 12, 2018

 

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Food Stamp Fate Murky In 2018 Farm Bill

As Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal farm bill later this year, watchdogs and voters are bracing for possible cuts to the SNAP program.

January 5, 2018

 

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Kohlrabi-Apple Salad With Pecans And Parmesan

If you've never had kohlrabi, it tastes a bit like the tender core inside of a broccoli stem. It's crisp and flavorful, and usually easy to find in the winter.

January 4, 2018

 

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Farm Bill Tops Agenda For Congress in 2018

As Congress returns from winter break, lawmakers prepare to tackle the notoriously thorny farm bill in hopes it will pass early this year.

December 29, 2017

 

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Sage Advice, AKA: Warm Apple Cider With Sage And Spices

Clove studded oranges make any room smell delicious. They also lend intense flavors to this wintertime beverage.

December 22, 2017

 

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White House Grabs US Food News Headlines in 2017

The change of leadership in the White House was 2017’s top driver of food news as the Trump administration started making its mark on farm and food policy.

December 8, 2017

 

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Curried Sweet Potato Latkes

Jazz up your Hanukkah celebration this year with a new twist on traditional latkes.

December 8, 2017

 

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China Pledges To Use Fewer Pesticides

China has announced plans to phase out at least 10 more toxic pesticides within the next five years in a bid to improve food safety and soil health.

December 1, 2017

 

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Toasted Semolina Cake with Orange Blossom Syrup

The most tedious part of this simple dessert is placing a whole almond on the center of each diamond on the cake.

December 1, 2017

 

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How to Handle a Pomegranate

Don't let the pomegranate intimidate you. With a few tips, you can master this compelling tasty fruit.

December 1, 2017

 

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Grocery Lobby Losing Allies

A third large food company has left the Grocery Manufacturers Association as the industry grapples with changing demands from consumers.

November 17, 2017

 

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Put More Adults In Danger Zone

A panel of health experts has revised the high blood pressure threshold, putting 14 percent more US adults in the category of those who need lifestyle changes.

November 17, 2017

 

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Cauliflower “Turkey” A Vegetarian Show-Stopper

If you're tired of tofurky and other fake meat dishes at Thanksgiving, try this lovely whole-roasted cauliflower for a festive change of pace.

November 17, 2017

 

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Cousin Sally’s Favorite Cranberry Dressing

Whole orange slices, and raw cranberries give this relish a surprising, bright, pop--sure to rouse you from your turkey dinner stupor.

November 10, 2017

 

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Government Report Contradicts White House On Climate Change

A U.S. government report says human industry is “very likely” the primary cause of climate change.

November 3, 2017

 

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Poll Shows Americans Are Confused About Food

How much do you know about what's in your food, and where it comes from? Who do you trust to tell you?

November 3, 2017

 

A driver from DC Central Kitchen delivers food to the USDA Farmers Market.

Hunger Levels Remain Stubbornly High In US

A USDA survey shows that the number of Americans suffering from hunger remains well above pre-recession levels nearly a decade ago.

October 27, 2017

 

An aerial photo from Sept. 23 shows devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.

Congress Approves More Relief For Puerto Rico

Congress this week passed a $36.5 billion emergency package to pay for ongoing disaster relief from Puerto Rico to California.

October 20, 2017

 

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Persimmon Waffle (AKA Persaffle)

What do you get when you add persimmon to a waffle batter? A Persaffle, of course.

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