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Video: Watch This Short Film About Farms Near Austin, Texas

A new mini-doc captures real farmers, big issues
Jan 20, 2014 10:00 am

A new mini-documentary by Jo Ann Santangelo, with support from The Sustainable Food Center, Within 100 Miles (of Austin, Texas) looks at four family farms, as well as the bigger issue of how Americans will get access to naturally grown, organic food if corporations take over our agriculture. 

Kickstart This: In The Know With 'How Does It Grow?'

A video series following food from farm to fork
Dec 2, 2013 3:00 pm

You may know whats in season, and maybe even have a vague idea of where it comes from, but do you really know how those Brussels sprouts grow? What about the cinnamon you enjoy on your oatmeal every morning? Chickpeas? Anyone? The fact is most of us don't know how our food grows, and we should. Enter How Does It Grow?

Food Book Excerpt: Omar Sharif Slept Here

An Alan Richman story from a new food anthology
Nov 18, 2013 11:00 am

Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has released A Fork in The Road — a collection of 34 original stories that show how travel, food and eating combine to shape and inspire our lives. Here is the entry from Alan Richman, a long-time food writer who has won 11 James Beard journalism awards for restaurant reviewing, most recently at GQ. He frequently angers people, but never before have they been Egyptians.

 

Why Has There Been So Little Talk About Banning Candy?

All sugar. Zero nutrition. Little debate.
Nov 11, 2013 3:00 pm

It’s no secret that our country is awfully ban-happy these days. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s crusade against large-sized sodas has been well documented, as has the more recent nationwide banning of trans fats. Meanwhile, as another sugar-fueled Halloween comes and goes, there has been little talk about government trying to limit our intake of candy. It's an issue worth examining. Read on.

Washington State Throws Down Against GMOs

The Evergreen State demands labels on GMO produce
Oct 30, 2013 9:00 am

Food activists in Washington state are in the last days of the I-522 battle over whether to label genetically modified produce, with both sides funneling a combined $27 million into the campaign for and against the measure. $21 million was supplied by the opposition, which officially makes anti-labeling the most expensive campaign against a ballot initiative in the state's history.

It's Hard To Be Vegan. But What About Being Vegan In Prison?

Examining one man's veggie-filled trip to jail
Sep 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Vegans are no strangers to getting a raw deal. Menu options at restaurants are limited, to say the least, and many vegans find themselves on the defensive, trying to explain their moral values and principles to close-minded meat eaters. Just how difficult could it be for them while behind bars? Read on.

Introducing The Newest Superfood...Ramen?

Japanese noodles may be world's most diverse food
Aug 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: James Kim

McDonald’s loves to brag about having served over one billion individuals. But did you know that a single food item sold over 100 billion servings worldwide – yes, that’s around 14 servings per person on Earth – in one calendar year? That would be instant ramen. We take a closer look at this "virtually unstoppable phenomenon."

This Is What Fast Food Really Looks Like

Photo series examines what's hiding under the bun
Aug 20, 2013 12:30 pm
Photo: Jon Feinstein

We can all admit to hitting up a drive-thru during some road trip. And if we were to take McDonald’s television advertisements at face value, we’d believe that its products are not terrible for us and can even be somewhat appetizing. Deep down, however, we’re all quite aware that fast food is, well, disgusting. This photo series is sure to confirm our assumptions.

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