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Kickstarting the Modern Farm

Our <b>Kickstarting the Modern Farm</b> series continues this week with exciting projects that range from ocean farming to raw milk production. Scroll down …

Farmer Mistakes: All the Leaves Are Brown

<i>Ann Marie Heizmann and her husband run an 80-acre pumpkin farm in Seneca Falls, New York. About nine years ago, they tried planting blueberries.</i> …

Order Your Chicken Rare: Nearly Lost Breeds Make a Comeback

In 2007, Paul Bradshaw was scouring farming blogs when he noticed something funny: people wanted chickens. But not just any chickens. They wanted …

This is what your supermarket would look like if all the bees died off

From bee-killing companies pretending to love bees to researchers frantically trying to create a disease-resistant superbee, it’s been kind of a …

13 Books on the Food System That Could Save the Environment

Changing the ways consumers purchase, eat, and discard food is important for creating a more sustainable food system. Check out these books that …

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen Compete for Samsung’s Super Bowl Ad (Within An Ad)

Is this a Samsung ad or the new Judd Apatow movie? If there’s any confusion there, it’s 100% intentional, as the electronics manufacturer’s Super Bowl ad sports appearances from two longtime Apatovian leading men: Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.<p>Created by agency 72andSunny and blockbuster director Jon …

Canada won’t close gender gap for 228 years at current pace: Report | The Star

The “biggest drag” on Canada’s score is its glacial pace of change in political participation. The gender gap in Parliament has barely moved in 20 …

RIP Cupcakes, Long Live Juice Cleanses? Inside The Fickle Food Trend Bubble

Here’s a question for the ages, or at least for the next 36 months until a new eating fad emerges: If Carrie Bradshaw were still tottering around New York in 2013, where would the <i>Sex And The City</i> protagonist meet her girlfriends for a nosh and some gossip?<p>“Carrie would be eating tacos — mini, …

“What We Eat, How We Live and the Planet”

“In the modern economy, the ultimate consumer of this stuff wants to know where it has come from,” Jacobs notes. Companies could potentially offer …

The Seed Economy

Preppers bank on a post-collapse currency.<p>By Justine Sharrock on April 18, 2013<p>Photography by Bryan Schutmaat<p><b>Seeds. Usually cheap,</b> easily acquired, …

Grain handlers wary of toxin lingering in '12 U.S. corn harvest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Problems with the toxic residue of a mold that attacked the 2012 drought-hit U.S. corn crop may worsen this summer and autumn as Midwest farmers blend off tainted supplies held in storage, grain experts say.<p>The substance, aflatoxin, is a chronic problem in dry, hot southern …

How to Start Saving Seeds

Want to save seeds? Go open-pollinated. These seeds reward the grower with better tasting and more diverse yields, and also save money. Unlike hybrid …

Global Guide to Local Food: In De Wulf

A Belgian farmer's son comes home.<p>By Charlotte Druckman on April 22, 2013<p>Photography by Piet De Kersgieter<p>After years of studying modern cuisine at …

(Nearly) Unlimited Food

<i>This is Part Two of a five-part series by Ramez Naam, Singularity University Adjunct Faculty, exploring the power of innovation to boost our access to energy, food, water, raw materials, and human population. All are based on his new book,</i> <i>The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite …

Michael Pollan is totally wrong when it comes to food television - Inside Scoop SF

Michael Pollan is totally wrong. Well, at least when it comes to people wanting to learn to cook.<p>Last week when the International Association of Culinary Professionals had their annual conference here in San Francisco, Michael was unable to attend. So, we watched a tape of him saying that people in …

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

The study's main author, a Harvard University professor of medicine, shared the most surprising...<p>Shannen Doherty fought cancer for two years, and …

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Now Is the Time for Food Education

In late 2011, I found myself at a career standstill. The company that had given me some of the most amazing experiences of my life seemed unmoored, and I was unmoored with it. Cable news had changed, and, not for the better.<p>I couldn't escape it. My career had become repetitious and unfulfilling. It …

The Quintessential Guide to Fast Food + Wine Pairings

Which pairs better with a plate of Panda Express Orange Chicken: a Gewürztraminer or a Rhone Valley Rosé?<p>Different people will tell you different things. The Gewürz is perfect for bringing out the natural spice of the orange sauce, while the Rosé marries swimmingly with citrus. And while an …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

WeFuel: Food Delivery for Happy and Productive Employees

In order to fund and sustain itself, Singapore-based non-profit organization One Cent Movement has launched a food delivery project called WeFuel, …

10 Food Rules Worth Breaking

Most of us know the rules when it comes to cooking: wash your hands after handling raw chicken, don’t wash a cast iron skillet with soap, etc. Yet, …

Food Hackathon looks to the future of food technology, colorful food searches and more - Inside Scoop SF

<i>The Chronicle’s Valerie Demicheva reports from the food technology front:</i><p>Earlier this month, developers, bloggers and all kinds of food lovers banded together for two straight days (and nights) at 450 Townsend for the Food Hackathon. Created by Matt Wise, Tim West and Wayne Sutton, three of the …

Down on the chilli farm: crop pioneers serve a growing British food craze

Tucked away from the cold inside a snug polytunnel on a south Gloucestershire hilltop, new seedlings are being cosseted, with heat blankets beneath …

Grow Food At Home: Garden Planning No Matter Where You Live

People celebrate Earth Day in many ways: Some clean up their local park, others work on educational efforts or even donate to their favorite environmental charity.<p>But here's a novel way to help the health of the planet while also giving your own health a boost. "With Earth Day upon us I think we …

Ethical indigestion: Debate has made every food store a potential garden of good and evil

Print<p>Related<p>Eating is hard when conscience sits at your table.<p>Take quinoa. Or wait. Maybe, don’t. Recent news reports say Bolivian farmers who grow …

Saving the Environment With Food Tubes?

By Caitlynn Stone and Maria Pia Apestegui, High School Students at Laurel Springs School<p>As the world becomes globalized, we begin to share more than just media and information -- we also begin to share food. Long gone are the days where meals were determined by what was grown locally. In modern …

The solution to our industrial food 'problem' begins with our children

Author Sarah Elton joins Hannah Sung to discuss her new book, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet, and describes why food, farming and environmental action all come together on our plates, both at the family dinner table and in the school cafeteria

Land 'grabs' expand to Europe as big business blocks entry to farming

Vast tracts of land in Europe are being "grabbed" by large companies, speculators, wealthy foreign buyers and pension funds in a similar way to in …