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    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats

    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats
    Easter dinner ushers in springtime foods, from entrees to desserts. Ham is a perennial favorite, with about 70 percent of Americans serving it for their holiday dinner, according to the Pork Information Bureau. There are many varieties to choose from for the perfect ham for your needs. Bone-in hams are available whole, as a shank, or butt half, and typically serve ...
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    The Healthy Skeptic: Debunking Myths

    The Healthy Skeptic: Debunking Myths
    For dark chocolate lovers, the medical study findings couldn't have been more delicious: Their guilty pleasure can ward off heart disease. But if it sounds too sweet to be true, it is. The logic doesn't just melt in your mouth: It melts under the skeptical eye of Robert Davis, author of the new book "The Healthy Skeptic." "The truth is that ...
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    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?

    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?
    Q: Does a vegetarian diet give me the iron I need? A: Yes and no. Now, you are right to worry about getting enough iron. It’s an extremely important mineral that’s present in all cells and is essential for transporting oxygen through your body. But although it’s true that red meat is high in iron, the mineral is also available in ...
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    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass

    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass
    Guess what? Those endless fields of corn, soybeans, or alfalfa are not the thriftiest way to farm. Not in dollar terms. Not in environmental terms. So why are continuous and no-till farming still such staples in American agriculture? Because you & I subsidize them with our tax dollars. Farm welfare for the corporate farm. A 13-year study out of the University ...
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    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue

    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
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    Food Inc: Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite

    Food Inc: Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite
    This article was originally published in the Huffington Post on June 10, 2009. "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Food is everything, in the best of ways. It is what ties us to our friends and families, what holds us to our traditions and the planet, what keeps us coming together each ...
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    Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything

     Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything
    There are new labels showing up on some food items in grocery stores - and they're pretty cool. Literally. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws took effect in March, and the new labels will help consumers discover exactly where their food is coming from. The labels are being stuck on muscle cuts of beef, including veal, lamb, pork, goat and chicken, ...
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    San Francisco to Give Fines for Throwing Out Food

    San Francisco to Give Fines for Throwing Out Food
    SAN FRANCISCO-Trash collectors in San Francisco will soon be doing more than just gathering garbage: They'll be keeping an eye out for people who toss food scraps out with their rubbish. San Francisco this week passed a mandatory composting law that is believed to be the strictest such ordinance in the nation. Residents will be required to have three color-coded trash ...
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    Cherries: The Bounty of Summer!

    Cherries: The Bounty of Summer!
    As I sit on this warm spring evening savoring a bowl of Bing cherries, I noticed the varied colors and degrees of ripeness and the flavors of each. No other fruit is so commemorated in art as the cherry tree depicting its blossoms, declaring spring. Most history books state that Italy first obtained the cherry from Asia-minor, which was brought to ...
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    100 Best Foods For Boosting Productivity

    100 Best Foods For Boosting Productivity
    Foodproof.com has gone and put together the best list Chef's Blade could have ever imagined. Not only does it relate to, well, food, it also relates to career advancement! Their list culls together the 100 best food for boosting productivity, dividing the food groups into Digestion and Sleep, Energy and Brain Foods, General Productivity Boosters, and Eyesight. Below you'll find a ...
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    One Day's Eating: A 24-Hour Project

    I'm Mitch, and here's the project: Keep track of every food you eat and drink you drink in one day, because knowing is actually awesome and entertaining. I did this a week or so ago. I spent the day tailgating at the Oakland Coliseum with my good friends, and partied with them again later that evening on the Rock Block. It ...
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    Why Mondays Should be Meatless

    Why Mondays Should be Meatless
    The case for going without meat one day a week. Is there anything more American than the chicken nugget? Quick, cheap, portable and deep fried, these golden morsels have become as synonymous with our culture as [widget:related_reads_fat_and_fated]
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    Celebrating Citrus

    Delicious Winter Citrus! (photo by T.M.) Citrus season brings a necessary and amazing wallop of pizazz to these bleak winter days. It's like a burst of fresh air, with a hint of zest. I love going into my local grocery store and seeing the absolute abundance of all these different types of citrus: a true feast for the eyes! I ...
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    9 Fast Food Meltdowns

    Does this burger make you crazy? If McDonald’s denied you nuggets, would you punch through the drive-thru window? Or, if your orange juice was missing from your order, would you call 911? Probably not, but some people would. These are their stories. And their meltdowns. 1st Fast Food Meltdown: The Chili-Sauce Shooting→ [page] The Chili-Sauce Shooting, Wendy’s 2007 In 2007, ...
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    Are Fish Farms the Way to Meet Growing Fish Consumption?

    Are Fish Farms the Way to Meet Growing Fish Consumption?
    Friday night fish fries are a delicious staple of American life. Even the nation's fat phobia hasn't curbed the taste for crispy, golden fish and shellfish served right out of the fryer. The basics of a fish fry have remained unchanged, thank goodness, but there's fundamental change going on behind the scenes. Where generations once relied on the bounty of local ...
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    Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens
    With Easter in the days ahead, one thing has been on my mind this week: Chickens. We’re short a few chickens, so it seems time to add a few more chicks to our brood. With only six left from last years ten, the coyotes made their dent early on. But lately our six have been hangin’ tough, big breasted, and proud. ...
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    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog

    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog
    Staff at the Fat Duck restaurant should not have been working when they were infected with the highly contagious norovirus, a Government health watchdog complained yesterday. In its first public criticism of the head chef and proprietor, Heston Blumenthal, the Health Protection Agency said it had identified "weakness" in the way his world-famous restaurant had dealt with ill staff, who should ...
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    Organic and Local Is So 2008

     Organic and Local Is So 2008
    Our industrial food system is rotten to the core. Heirloom arugula won't save us. Here's what will. A couple years back, in a wheat field outside the town of Reardan, Washington, Fred Fleming spent an afternoon showing me just how hard it's gotten to save the world. After decades as an unrepentant industrial farmer, the tall 59-year-old realized that his standard ...
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    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food

    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food
    A surprise consequence of writing a book about food was that we lost our appetite. A month in, we realized we had underestimated just how devastating the effects of our industrial food systems are on our health, animal welfare, climate change and the earth’s resources. Thankfully, a few trips to some farmers markets with their good news story of artisan baking, ...
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    The Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit

    The Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit
    It was Griffith Hughes in 1750, who first described the Grapefruit as the “Forbidden Fruit”, which he found growing in Barbados. Later in 1789, it was reported growing in most parts of Jamaica. In 1823, that Count Odette Phillipe took grapefruit seeds from the Bahama Islands to Safety Harbor near Tampa, Florida where he planted them. Once the trees bared fruit ...
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