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New book tackles milk - 'the most over-argued food in history' 6.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Author Mark Kurlansky discusses his new book "Milk!" with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, and explores the roots of modern debates on dairy.
27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.

If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:

1. Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it,...

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I Tried All of the Alternative Milks at Whole Foods So You Don’t Have To 4.5.2018 Mother Jones
Earlier this year, I fact-checked Tom Philpott’s column about how demand for oat milk from trendsetting millennials could spur an agricultural revolution.  As one of Mother Jones’ resident millennials, it got me thinking. Are any of these milks actually tasty enough to drink? So I tracked down a dozen other equally curious San Franciscans and […]
At 95, Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy is growing her own coffee and making her own tortillas 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Cookbook author Diana Kennedy considers a lifetime of writing, cooking and researching Mexican food and considers the future, both hers and that of the world.
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Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden
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Preguntas y consejos importantes para cultivar tomates 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scott Daigre sí que sabe de tomates. Durante 18 años ha producido Tomatomania!, un programa itinerante de eventos en primavera con más de 300 variedades autóctonas e híbridas de tomates. Por eso le pedimos a Scott que respondiera algunas de las preguntas que le hacen con más frecuencia. De la misma...

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Why legal marijuana is abandoning weed's old slang 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How 'wellness centers' got their name
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Junot Díaz’s unapologetic style inspires the crowd as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books draws to a close 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Junot Díaz thanked the packed crowd and its city. “When fools talk about diversity,” he said, “they can’t even imagine L.A.”

The auditorium roared. A smile cracked the author’s face.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, a headliner of this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, made the comments...

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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At just $10 a bottle, this rosé will make you want to buy a case 20.4.2018 Washington Post
At just $10 a bottle, this rosé will make you want to buy a case
The Goods Mart, a better-for-you convenience store, is now open in Silver Lake with $1.25 La Colombe coffee 17.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Rachel Krupa is on a mission to create a new kind of convenience store. The Los Angeles publicist, who works with some of the city’s most popular restaurants (Sweetfin Poke, the soon-to-open Milkbar, Botanica), just opened the Goods Mart, a convenience store in Silver Lake.

The storefront, located...

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Feed your caffeine habit with these 'clean' grab-and-go coffees 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Whether coffee is good for you or not depends on whom you ask. There are those who swear their health improves once they give it up, and others who believe the research that the drink can help guard against Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Nutrition experts, however, agree on one thing: If you are...

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How Facebook ads target you 13.4.2018 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could....
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Amid growing interest in halal food, Navy Pier festival to celebrate Muslim lifestyle 13.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike are expected to attend the inaugural I Heart Halal festival on Navy Pier this weekend, an event that’s billed as the first halal lifestyle festival in America. Both nationally and in Chicago, the population of Muslims is increasing, and there’s a ...
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Frozen food is no longer just the sad refuge of dieters with office jobs 11.4.2018 Washington Post
Frozen food is no longer just the sad refuge of dieters with office jobs
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One year after deadly Firestone explosion, half of Anadarko’s vertical wells are back in service 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Nearly a year since the deadly home explosion in Firestone, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has returned to service almost half the vertical wells it shut down for inspection and plugged and abandoned 600 more.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 10.4.2018 AP Top News
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer - and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement....
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A grass-roots movement for healthy soil spreads among farmers 10.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.
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If you're only growing one type of tomato this year, it should be this 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Every spring, home gardeners face the same thorny dilemma: With so many choices and so little space, what tomato should I grow?

We asked three garden experts — Scott Daigre of Tomatomania!, Mark Anderson of Farmer Mark certified organic farmer’s markets and Yvonne Savio, retired coordinator of...

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