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A Time-Saving Trick For Thanksgiving Cooks 24.11.2011 NPR: All Things Considered
For people who love to cook, peeling garlic can be one of the most annoying kitchen tasks. Well, no more. Guy Raz learns an amazing time-saving trick from Saveur magazine's executive food editor Todd Coleman.
The Learning Network Blog: All About Food 24.11.2011 NY Times: Education
Teaching and learning resources about nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and fun with food.

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Friend of a farmer: Why small-scale ag needs community 24.11.2011 Gristmill
by Steph Larsen. Tucked into the end of a recent New York Times article about young farmers were two frank paragraphs about a quiet reality many of us face: Ms. Oakley said young farmers rarely discussed that lack of community, adding that she had seen the isolation break up marriages. At their Three Springs Farm, she and her husband, both 34, grossed $60,000 by their third season -- a reason to celebrate by most standards -- but they wished they had more company. "It was just the two of us, every job we did together," Ms. Oakley said. "It's intense. We would gladly trade a little competition for more community and collaboration." Amen! As a young, very extroverted part-time farmer who didn't grow up in a small town, I'd do just about anything for more of a sense of community. Not only do farmers rarely discuss the isolation they face, but consumers and advocates who want to see more small, sustainable farmers on the land rarely talk about what it will take to build the kinds of ...
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At Home: Holiday Dessert Bake-Off winning recipes 24.11.2011 Steamboat Pilot
On Nov. 4, the third annual Holiday Dessert Bake-Off let locals strut their pies, cakes, cookies and more in front of an esteemed panel of seven judges. Brace your taste buds for the following look at the winners and their recipes from this year’s bake-off.
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Can Soup and BPA 23.11.2011 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications. As it has been known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008, after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, prompting some retailers to remove products containing it from their shelves. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.
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Movements Unite in Mali, Confronting Powerful Interests 23.11.2011 Grassroots International
Subheadline: “We are decolonizing Africa here” Outside Author Bio: Salena Tramel is the former Program Coordinator for the Middle East and Haiti at Grassroots International. She holds a B.A. in Romance Languages from Point Loma Nazarene University and a M.A. in Sustainable Development with concentrations in Policy Analysis and Advocacy and Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training. Outside Author: Salena Tramel Nyéléni, Mali – 19 November 2011 read ...
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Can Soup and BPA 23.11.2011 Environmental News Network
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications. As it has been known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008, after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, prompting some retailers to remove products containing it from their shelves. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.
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Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving 23.11.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

This Thanksgiving, Occupy Wall Street is celebrating unity and community with an open feast at Liberty Square. From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us.

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The forbidden fruits of industrial food production 23.11.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
A few weeks ago I had with me a bag of food from the farmers market that I had filled up from there on my way to work. Before leaving to go back home I shared some of the contents with a couple of my co-workers. A sample of delicious ground cherries, and a glance at those beautiful pumpkin-shaped bright white and purple eggplants which they had never seen before, both of which, of course, grow right here in the GTA. I also had never seen this type of eggplant until this past summer; they are an heirloom variety indigenous to Italy called Rosa Bianca. I've made stuffed eggplant from them, and the late-season bloomers were great for Baba Ghanoush. read ...
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School Pizza is a Vegetable 22.11.2011 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Last week, Congress passed a bill that allegedly labels pizza as a vegetable in school lunches. How did pizza spontaneously become a vegetable? Has it always been considered a vegetable? Was it Congress? Was it the USDA? Some report it is because of lobbyists. Although lobbyists do play an influential role, its more so the system of legislation and regulation that creates such strange laws. Can we trust a governmental system that says a pizza is a vegetable?
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Albert Lea's Karen community somber after St. Paul murder 22.11.2011 Twincities.com: News

The alleged homicide of Albert Lea resident Po Lye in St. Paul has cast a somber mood over the local Karen population.

Bush Meat: When Conservation And Child Nutrition Collide 22.11.2011 NPR Health Science
Bush meat has been a critical part of the Malagasy diet, warding off anemia and malnutrition. The challenge: Balancing the needs of local people in cases where tasty wildlife is also critically endangered.
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School Pizza is a Vegetable 22.11.2011 Environmental News Network
Last week, Congress passed a bill that allegedly labels pizza as a vegetable in school lunches. How did pizza spontaneously become a vegetable? Has it always been considered a vegetable? Was it Congress? Was it the USDA? Some report it is because of lobbyists. Although lobbyists do play an influential role, its more so the system of legislation and regulation that creates such strange laws. Can we trust a governmental system that says a pizza is a vegetable?
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United Way soliciting food for annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner 22.11.2011 Steamboat Pilot
United Way Executive Director Kelly Stanford said the nonprofit still needs food donations for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. But she said one thing they don’t need is volunteers.
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Reducing Food Waste During the Holiday Season 21.11.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

The holiday season is a time for gifts, decorations, and lots and lots of food. As a result, it's also a time of spectacular amounts of waste. In the United States, we generate an extra 5 million tons of household waste each year between Thanksgiving and New Year's, including three times as much food waste as at other times of the year. When our total food waste adds up to 34 million tons each year, that equals a lot of food. With the holidays now upon us, the Worldwatch Institute offers 10 simple steps we all can take to help make this season less wasteful and more plentiful.

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Hormel marks 2011 with $5 million toward ending hunger 21.11.2011 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
Hormel Foods Corporation today announced that donations to hunger-relief organizations throughout the United States and abroad totaled more than $5 million during its fiscal year 2011.

The donations were part of Hormel's first year of
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Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice 21.11.2011 Grist Magazine
by Vanessa Barrington. Cities all over the country are addressing the lack of access to fresh and healthy food on the part of their residents, but few are in as much of a bind as Baltimore. Like Detroit, and other cities known for their class and race disparity, Baltimore has been losing population and gaining vacant land at a fast pace in recent decades. The result is vast swaths of neighborhoods located far from grocery stores. Baltimore gave itself a D on its own 2010 Health Disparities Report Card, which found that 43% of the residents in the city’s predominantly black neighborhoods had little access to healthy foods compared to 4% in predominantly white neighborhoods.  Meanwhile, more than two thirds of the city’s adults and almost 40 percent of high school students are overweight or obese. In other words, the situation is a dire one. But it’s not all bad news; in fact, the city of Baltimore is going to great lengths to make a change. Speaking on a panel at ...
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On a Turkey Farm, 4-H Meets Slow Food 21.11.2011 Mother Jones
This post is part of my series on 4-H Club. Read about the club's Big Ag ties here , and about kids raising pigs in Oakland here . For the past few weeks, I've been blogging about the two heritage turkeys that my friends and I have been raising in our backyard. But our turkeys aren't Berkeley natives. They spent the first ten days of their lives on the Thode Family Farm in Sebastopol, California. There, the four Thode kids raise dozens of turkeys every year for a collaboration between their 4-H club and the local Slow Foods chapter. Back in September, I visited the farm to learn more about this cool partnership. 4H alum Zach Thode and his family's heritage turkeys in Sebastopol, California The turkey whisperer above is Zach Thode. A soft-spoken 21-year-old, Zach is the veteran turkey farmer of the family. Seven years ago, he and a few friends began raising heritage turkeys for their 4-H club. Through the club, the kids tried to sell their birds for Thanksgiving, but they had a ...
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Steamboat briefs: Center for Visual Arts needs holiday greeters 21.11.2011 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, a nonprofit community art center at 906 Lincoln Ave. is seeking volunteers to assist in gallery greeting during the holiday season.
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Founder sells Milwaukee cafe for $100, promise of food (Reuters) 21.11.2011 Yahoo: US National
Reuters - For a mere $100, Nell Benton has found herself not just a job, but sole ownership in a restaurant that would seem to be a perfect fit.
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