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California builds first farm-to-table new home community

Urban farming is in the air and California is setting an example by creating the first American housing project of its kind with an urban farm built …

Organic farming caught in ‘quality vs. quantity’ debate

Organic farming began finding momentum in Kerala since the unveiling of a policy in 2010 that set the goal of converting the entire agricultural …

Agriculture

To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

At a Basque restaurant nestled in the green hills just outside the Spanish city of Bilbao, head cook Itziar Eguileor gestures toward a dumpster out back.<p>"This all used to go into the garbage," she says, lugging a huge pot of leftover boiled artichokes. "But now, these artichokes, we pack them in …

Cuba's ecological farming revolution shows a different path

<i>Cuban farmers planting sweet potato crop.</i><p>“If you want to see what tomorrow's fossil-fuel-free, climate-change-resilient, high-tech farming looks …

Austerity, not ignorance or laziness, lies at the heart of eating problems in the young<p>While it’s good to see that number of obese and overweight children has (slightly) fallen for those starting school, one in 10 children is still entering reception obese or overweight, rising to one in five at …

How Illinois Farm to Table is Done

Sponsored: Windy City restaurateurs and their farmer partners in rural Illinois are bringing the concept of sustainability to Chicago's overloaded plates, from the way their hogs and chickens are raised on the farm to the emphasis on local ingredients on the menu.<p>Chicago's long been known as the …

Farming

16 School Lunch Programs Making a Difference

More than 31 million children in the U.S. consume most of their daily caloric intake at school. For many children, it may be the only food they eat …

Farmers on bikes use neighborhood lawns to grow food, and you can too

<b>Here’s how to use other people's land for organic garden plots, and get bike-riding farmers to help from harvest to market.</b><p>Several years ago 27-year …

University of California

Coming from all corners of California, UC Global Food Initiative student fellows gathered for a springtime field trip in the Central Valley to learn about organic farming and get their hands dirty.<p>After eating a fresh-from-the-farm lunch and touring the scenic 350-acre Full Belly Farm in the Capay …

A Glimpse at the Deadly Game of Serving Poisonous Pufferfish

Pufferfish, also called fugu, is probably better known for it’s status as a potentially deadly delicacy more so than a delicious one – though it …

Small enough to fit in your pocket, this device can tell if your food is gluten-free

For people with gluten allergies or celiac disease, the idea of eating out in restaurants can be terrifying. It typically involves scrutinizing menus …

Breast Cancer

Venezuelans in long lines: 'We need food and medicine'

<b>Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) —</b> It should have been a day to celebrate.<p>Nearly everyone in Venezuela had the day off Sunday for Workers' Day -- and to sweeten it, the government gave workers a 30% increase in the minimum wage.<p>Venezuelan state television broadcast images of people marching in Caracas, …

Instacart, PlateJoy partner to deliver recommended groceries to dieters

The makers of a virtual nutritionist app, PlateJoy, have partnered with Instacart to offer same-day delivery of the foods that they recommended to users through the PlateJoy app<p>A subscription to PlateJoy costs $59 for six months. Users get food recommendations for themselves and family, cooking …

Forget Kibble. Two Young Entrepreneurs Are Building A Made-To-Order Pet Food Delivery Business

Jonathan Regev, a 29-year-old entrepreneur, and his buddy, Brett Podolsky, 28, want to make kibble passe. As founders of The Farmer’s Dog, a startup subscription-based pet food seller that uses real meat and vegetables for its meals, the duo hope to get pet owners to pay up for fresh food just as …

Stealing food if you're in need is not a crime, Italian court finds

Roman Ostriakov, 36, couldn't afford anything to eat, so he stole less than five dollars worth of cheese and sausage from a supermarket in Genoa, Italy in 2011. He was caught, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 100 euros and serve six months in prison. An appeals court upheld the …

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk

As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We …

FBI Has Leads on a Man Suspected of Contaminating a Whole Foods Buffet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking a man suspected of trying to contaminate food in an Ann Arbor, Mich. Whole Foods. Now, thanks to a …

California vegan restaurant chain owners 'received death threats' after slaughtering animals and eating meat

The owners of a celebrated chain of vegan restaurants say they have received death threats after admitting that they had given up veganism to return to meat eating.<p>Matthew and Terces Engelhart, whose meat-free Cafe Gratitude chain has gained a celebrity status among vegans to match that of some of …

7 Food Myths — Busted!

People have a lot to say about how you should be eating, but how much of it is true?<p>We’re just going to say it: There’s a lot of B.S. out there when it comes to health and nutrition advice. That’s why we asked top nutritionists and dietitians to set the record straight. Here are some of the most …

Breadmaking 101: How to Troubleshoot Bad Bread

Hello bakers, and thanks for tuning in to our latest installment of Breadmaking 101, where we talk all about bread, and how to make it. Throughout this series, we've been working on a recipe we call the workhorse loaf: a straightforward, commercially yeasted, white hearth bread. We began by talking …

The Unexpected Origins Of Chopsticks, And How You're Really Supposed To Use Them

The wooden set of paper-tucked utensils that are hastily shoved into a greasy Chinese food takeout bag have much more of a sophisticated history. The first-known chopsticks were found in tombs in the Henan province, located in a central part of China. They were initially used for cooking -- made of …

50 best cheap eats and affordable dishes in NYC

• <i>Price band: 2/4</i><p>The team behind beloved ramen joint Chuko go a boozier route with this sibling <i>izakaya</i> a block over. Shareable snacks are mostly under …

Food Hacking at the Office

I wanted to explore the idea of "food hacking," or how to find the fastest and easiest ways to change your cooking habits. Bearing this goal in mind, I turned to one of the most efficient environments I could think of: the corporate office.<p>In the Male Chef kitchen, I’m always looking for new ways …

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Taste Test: The Best (And Worst) Kinds Of Bourbon To Use In An Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktails, from sidecars to negronis, have been popular for over a decade. But until recently, the Old-Fashioned Cocktail proper was an all-but-forgotten artifact outside a few excellent bars in New York and San Francisco.<p>Its major obstacle to success was that many bartenders -- both …

Sorry, But Turns Out Your Favorite Blueberries May Be Entirely Fake

Bad news for blueberry lovers. You know those teeny "blueberry" pieces dotting your favorite flavor of muffin, bagel, cereal, cereal bar or other breakfast treat? It turns out they may not have <i>ever</i> been actual berries in their sad, small lives. The ingredient list on some breakfast treats reveals …