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The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world

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The gardener has a long, touchy-feely relationship with the soil. As every good cultivator knows, you assess the earth by holding it. Is it dark and crumbly, is there an ...

What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

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Back in the 1960s, the fact that our diets influence the risk of heart disease was still a new idea. And there was a debate about the role of fats ...

US Agricultural Health Study Links Glyphosate to Leukemia

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A recent update of a very large study of diseases of pesticide applicators identified a possible association between glyphosate use and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The study, called the Agricultural ...

Is Grass-fed Beef Better for the Climate? It’s Complicated.

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For much of the past decade, it’s been widely reported that cattle are among the planet’s biggest climate-changing culprits. A 2010 report from the Environmental Working Group showed that cattle ...

Three Methods for Preserving Herbs

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Pin It Whether you’ve planted a garden full of herbs or found a great deal on a bundle of herbs at the farmers market, summer is coming to an end,

Perspective

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A recent article by Tamar Haspel argues that the local and organic food movement can’t fix our food system. If this movement were solely focused on “buy fresh, buy local” ...

I've Worked in Food for 20 Years. Now You Finally Care About Female Chefs?

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It is an exciting time to be a woman in the food industry! Many food writers know that we female chefs are shy and retiring creatures, ready to bolt like ...

How a North Carolina Minister Sowed Seeds of Hope in a Food Desert

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Photography by Rush Jagoe First, the Reverend Richard Joyner got mad. Then he got a trowel. Sick and tired of seeing his congregation suffer from poor nutrition, the North Carolina ...

Kids with School Lunch Debt Still Face Lunch-Shaming, Despite Outrage

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When New Mexico passed the first comprehensive law banning lunch shaming last April, the state made visible what anti-hunger advocates, school food professionals, and lower-income families have known for decades: ...

Race and Food are Intertwined. Here’s How We Can Do Better.

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The food system, like every other sphere of life in America, has been shaped by structural racism and racial injustice. Civil Eats has chronicled some of the many efforts to ...

Chellie Pingree Has a Farm Bill Plan to Serve All Farmers

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United States Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has been an organic farmer in Maine since the 1970s, so it’s no surprise she’s also been pushing for food system change since she was ...

The government wants to stop supporting your farmers market

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America’s current farm bill expires at the end of September 2018, leaving less than a year before lawmakers could begin to make cuts to a variety of federal programs affecting ...

'Migrant Kitchen' Aims to Show We Cannot Separate Food From Politics

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For all of its soft focus and harsh critique, most cuisine television is biased toward the diner’s endpoint, when a high-end plate of stunning food reaches the table and judgment ...

I have lived through my first natural disaster and I know what will make America great again.

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The fires in Northern California have been horrific, but instructive. They made clear the real enemy of our times. We have entered a dramatic period of climate chaos in which ...

Making the Case for Lentils

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My personal mission statement reads something like this: Enjoy every day as if it were the last; cook often and teach others who don’t know how; and make sure everyone ...

UK will back total ban on bee-harming pesticides, Michael Gove reveals

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A total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe will be backed by the UK, environment secretary Michael Gove has revealed. The decision reverses the government’s previous position and ...

From Phở to Fajitas, School Lunches Feed a Diverse Nation

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School lunch has changed since the days of mystery meat, swampy broccoli, and canned fruit—but not much. Thanks to a set of rules that went into effect in 2014, most ...

Organic or starve: can Cuba's new farming model provide food security?

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In the town of Hershey, 40 miles east of Havana, you can see the past and the future of Cuban farming, side by side. The abandoned hulk of the Camilo ...

It's time to put children's health before pesticides

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Our children are growing up exposed to a toxic cocktail of weedkillers, insecticides, and fungicides. It’s on their food and in their water, and it’s even doused over their parks ...

From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food

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Coal Country USA has seen a very bleak few years. As mines have shut down around the nation, local economies have suffered. In fact, 77 percent of the 196 coal-producing ...

Agroforestry: An increasingly popular solution for a hot, hungry world

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Agroforestry integrates trees, shrubs, and crops in a system that functions well together — it covers over 1 billion hectares of land worldwide and its best known examples include shade ...

Canada Bans Soylent for Not Being Real Food

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned meal-replacement product Soylent. According to an announcement from Soylent, the agency found that the product does “not meet a select few of the ...

Health Insurance Marketplace: Enroll for 2015 Healthcare Coverage

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Get ready to join the millions already enrolled in Marketplace coverage. Sign up for email and text updates to get important Open Enrollment reminders -- including a note as soon ...

Farmers’ Markets are Beloved, but the Government May Cut Their Funding

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America’s current farm bill expires at the end of September 2018, leaving less than a year before lawmakers could begin to make cuts to a variety of federal programs affecting ...

Opinion

favicon When the Kitchen Isn’t Safe for Women
In the kitchen, I aimed to prove I was tough. I rolled my eyes when men ogled me; I responded to attempts at flirtation with epithets and smiles. When a ...

Argentina’s vegan Mondays

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Some countries are considering ways to persuade people to stop eating meat ARGENTINA is famous for its beef. After winning independence from Spain in the early 19th century, the nascent ...

In the Wake of the Weinstein and John Besh Scandals, Anthony Bourdain Has Regrets

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Anthony Bourdain is known as the strutting chef who kicked a drug habit; wrote a best-selling confessional, Kitchen Confidential; and became an internationally recognized television star. But he is also ...

Ancient Corn is Coming to Whole Foods. Just Don’t Try to Buy it in Mexico.

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There is nothing quite like a good tortilla. Unfortunately, almost no one in the U.S. has ever had a good, authentic tortilla—handmade, still warm from the comal it’s been cooked ...

A Farmstand for Everyone

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On a summer afternoon in Denver, locals are lining up for fresh, seasonal produce at an urban garden farm stand. A mom of three gathers zucchini, tomatoes, spring onions, and ...

USDA Officially Nixes Farmer Fair Practices Rules

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The saga of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules (FFFR), sometimes known as the GIPSA Rules, has come to an end, and in the worst way possible: On October 18th, the ...

Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month

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October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting everything from apples to pumpkins, while schools are celebrating Farm to School Month ...

Queer in the Kitchen: Gender Politics Take Front Stage

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Recent sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have ushered in a crucial moment for women across the nation. Last week, actress Alyssa Milano prompted waves of ...

Monsanto And The Weed Scientists: Not A Love Story

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In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant ...

Gen Z is Creating a Market for Fake Fish

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Millennials may have killed big-chain restaurants like Applebees, but Generation Z, the generation that follows, is breathing life into a new crop of vegan seafood products with their zeal for ...

A Harvey Weinstein Moment for the Restaurant Industry?

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In September of 2015, I organized a conference in Toronto to discuss gender inequality in the restaurant world. Titled Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time, the ...

41 Million Americans Are Food Insecure. Why Are the Media Ignoring Them?

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Every year for the past two decades, the US Department of Agriculture has released a report on hunger and food insecurity in the United States. You may have read about ...

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

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The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life ...

The terrible truth about your tin of Italian tomatoes

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Two of Italy’s biggest food companies have been implicated in labour abuses of migrant workers picking tomatoes bought by thousands of British and European consumers every week, according to court ...

Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

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A new type of housing community known as "agrihoods" are popping up around the US. Agrihoods are built around working farms and are replacing the once-popular golf communities favored by ...

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains

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Brain Volume More Indented More Enlarged The pesticide, which belongs to a class of chemicals developed as a nerve gas made by Nazi Germany, is now found in food, air ...

Despite Some Progress, Poultry Workers Still Face Workplace Woes

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After Patricia Zalasar* moved to the United States from Guatemala to escape a violent relationship, she secured a job at a Case Farms poultry processing plant. The former elementary school ...

A Farmer Like Me: Exploring Race and Farming in America

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Lorrie Clevenger understood the challenges to farming on a small scale, but she chose to leave her job and pick up the trade nonetheless. She wanted to see more people ...

European Parliament Votes to Ban Glyphosate in 28 Countries

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GMO The European Parliament, representing 28 countries and more than 500 million people, voted Tuesday in support of phasing out glyphosate over the next five years and immediately banning its ...

Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style

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He wears a cowboy hat because he tried one at a store in Austin, Tex., a few years ago and decided it looked good on him. Never mind that people ...

White House officials think childhood obesity is not a problem. Have they seen the data?

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Childhood obesity is arguably one of the biggest and most troubling problems in health today. Among high-income countries, America boasts the highest obesity rates for girls and boys — which ...

IFPRI report details climate change and nutrition

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Photo Credit: IFPRI/Milo Mitchell Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have published an extensive report highlighting the effects of climate change on agriculture and global nutrition. The ...

As NAFTA Re-Negotiation Stalls, Family Farmers Lose Hope

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From his family ranch in Grass Range, Montana, Gilles Stockton has been tracking the agricultural sector’s 23-year dance with free trade. And he’s not convinced that it has benefited farmers.

James Beard Foundation

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October 23–24, 2017 Convene Conference Center New York City REGISTER NOW $500 early bird registration available through October 2. What do Americans want from their food? What do the challenges ...

A MacArthur ‘Genius’ on Overcoming Modern Farm Slavery

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I went to Haiti after school and worked for three years with a peasant movement that was trying to build democracy. There was a remarkable effort by peasant organizations in ...

Dine with Mark Bittman, Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan, and Ruth Reichl to Benefit Civil Eats

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Back by popular demand, Civil Eats will host its second annual celebration on Monday, November 13 in San Francisco at the Pearl. Civil Eats is a non-profit, independent news and ...
 

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