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Soy Storm: Hexane in Processed Veggie Burgers?

by: Heather on 04/16/2010
Posted in: Food

A storm of controversy has erupted over a Mother Jones article referencing a Cornucopia study exposing the use of a potentially dangerous toxin used in manufacturing many soy foods, including veggie burgers.

From the report:

Hexane is strictly prohibited in organic food processing, but is used to make "natural" soy foods and even some that are …

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Lessons Learned from Dandelion Wine

by: Heather on 04/13/2010
Posted in: Food

In the heat of last summer, I surveyed our extremely prodigious dandelion crop and was possessed with the urge to turn weeds into wine. A little time on the internet yielded a recipe that would take care of the dregs of our rhubarb as well, and a mission was born. A couple of hot, sunny summer afternoons were whiled away plucking and collecting …

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Frankenmeat Edges One Step Closer to Your Fork

by: Heather on 12/01/2009
Posted in: Food

Scientists at Holland's Eindhoven University have successfully cultured meat for the first time. According to The Sunday Times, cells extracted from a live pig were incubated and grown in a laboratory into a sticky muscle mass. From the article:

"You could take the meat from one animal and create the volume of meat previously provided by a million …

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FarmFolk/CityFolk Heroes

by: Heather on 10/22/2009
Posted in: Food

FarmFolk/CityFolk is a non-profit society that works with farm and city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. They develop and operate projects that provide access to and protection of foodlands; that support local, small scale growers and producers; and that educate, communicate and celebrate with local food communities.

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World Food Day and Independence Days

by: Heather on 10/16/2009
Posted in: Food

Today is World Food Day, as declared by the United Nations. This year's focus is Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis.

From the UN website:

At a time when the global economic crisis dominates the news, the world needs to be reminded that not everyone works in offices and factories. The crisis is stalking the small-scale farms and rural …

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