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Archive for June 2019

June 7, 2019

 

Planting For The Future

Fruit trees don't start producing for several years. For nut trees, the wait is even longer.

June 14, 2019

 

Farmers Markets And Whiteness

How accessible is your farmers market to people of color or to shoppers with low incomes?

June 3, 2019

 

Parsi Cafes, A Centuries-Old Tradition In India, Are Vanishing

Since the 1800s, these cafes have flourished in Mumbai. They've helped keep alive the culture and cuisine of Parsis — Zoroastrians who fled Persia centuries ago. Now, that tradition is fading.

June 4, 2019

 

Leah Chase, The ‘Queen Of Creole Cuisine,’ Dies At 96

As executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase's restaurant, Chase made the eatery a hub for the African American community of New Orleans and a meeting place for pioneers of the civil rights movement.

June 5, 2019

 

Stinking Rich? Malaysia Aims To Cash In On China’s Durian Craze

A single durian could fetch $100 in China, where appetite for the spiky, pungent fruit is booming. Now Malaysia wants to make durian a leading export, and the rush to plant and invest is on.

June 7, 2019

 

Bringing The Process To The People With Taco And Tamale Pop-Up Ex Voto

Nixtamaliztion is a method of processing corn. Ex Voto uses this method to make masa for their tamales and tortillas.

June 10, 2019

 

A Fight Over Beef Jerky Reveals Trump Era Tensions Over SNAP

Retailers that accept SNAP benefits must stock a variety of staple foods, including a minimum number of fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and grain options. Now there's a fight over what counts.

June 11, 2019

 

Kelp Has Been Touted As The New Kale, But It Has Been Slow To Catch On

While the seaweed has a lot of things going for it in terms of nutrition and climate friendliness, the lack of infrastructure to process it and people's tastes have not been quick to adopt it.

June 12, 2019

 

Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem

Many organic farmers rely on plastic as a form of mulch, but it ends up in landfills. Biodegradable plastic could help, but some worry about its long-term effects on soil health and the environment.

June 13, 2019

 

EPA Lifts Requirements For Livestock Farms To Report Waste Pollution

A new EPA rule will exempt requirements for farms to report pollution from animal waste.

June 14, 2019

 

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In US — Again

A wheat strain resistant to the weedkiller glyphosate - more commonly known as Roundup - was found growing wild in the northwestern United States for the fourth time since 2013.

June 14, 2019

 

Midwestern Farmers Resist USDA Efforts to Bring Agencies Closer

Indiana farmer Liz Brownlee heads to the nation's capital to testify on behalf of Indiana Young Farmers.

June 3, 2019

 

Parsi Cafes, A Centuries-Old Tradition In India, Are Vanishing

Since the 1800s, these cafes have flourished in Mumbai. They've helped keep alive the culture and cuisine of Parsis — Zoroastrians who fled Persia centuries ago. Now, that tradition is fading.

June 4, 2019

 

Leah Chase, The ‘Queen Of Creole Cuisine,’ Dies At 96

As executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase's restaurant, Chase made the eatery a hub for the African American community of New Orleans and a meeting place for pioneers of the civil rights movement.

June 5, 2019

 

Stinking Rich? Malaysia Aims To Cash In On China’s Durian Craze

A single durian could fetch $100 in China, where appetite for the spiky, pungent fruit is booming. Now Malaysia wants to make durian a leading export, and the rush to plant and invest is on.

June 10, 2019

 

A Fight Over Beef Jerky Reveals Trump Era Tensions Over SNAP

Retailers that accept SNAP benefits must stock a variety of staple foods, including a minimum number of fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and grain options. Now there's a fight over what counts.

June 11, 2019

 

Kelp Has Been Touted As The New Kale, But It Has Been Slow To Catch On

While the seaweed has a lot of things going for it in terms of nutrition and climate friendliness, the lack of infrastructure to process it and people's tastes have not been quick to adopt it.

June 12, 2019

 

Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem

Many organic farmers rely on plastic as a form of mulch, but it ends up in landfills. Biodegradable plastic could help, but some worry about its long-term effects on soil health and the environment.

June 14, 2019

 

Midwestern Farmers Resist USDA Efforts to Bring Agencies Closer

Indiana farmer Liz Brownlee heads to the nation's capital to testify on behalf of Indiana Young Farmers.

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