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Cats Get Foodborne Illness Too

Last weeks post discussed the complexity of the U.S. food Safety Systems and all of the different departments and federal agencies that need to come together to make it work. 541 more words

Food

What Big Food does with 'organic' and 'natural'

In his 2006 book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan highlighted Cascadian Farm, General Mills’ line of organic food products, as a prime example of what happens when organic food is marketed by big, industrial food companies. 1,444 more words

Retail

B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

I always find them in the trash bags; piles upon piles of bananas. Just a few weeks ago, in a newer dumpster I’ve been frequenting, I found about four bags of… 879 more words

Dumpstered

The Other Seafoods

Growing up in Seattle, salmon was king. Literally. Alaskan king salmon appeared, baked or grilled, at so many special dinners while growing up. And waiting tables in Seattle, I witnessed the hype of the Copper River king salmon, a fish whose journey up an especially cold Alaskan river gives it a touch extra fat and oil, and thus a richer flavor. 1,217 more words

Food Politics

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

I just had to share this link to Marion Nestle’s fantastic post on Food Politics today. She does a great job of explaining how and why the U.S. 40 more words

Nutrition Policy

Food not Mines? Questions Regarding Sweden’s National Mining and Food Policies and Sami Rights

Amanda S. Green
Oregon State University

On September 14 Sweden will hold its national and municipal elections. What is most remarkable about these elections – from my perspective – is the increasing popularity of Sweden’s right-wing, nationalist party (the… 591 more words

Anthropology

The Agrarian Standard by Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry writes on many things. Food is one of them.

 

The large agribusiness corporations that were mainly national in 1977 are now global, and are replacing the world’s agricultural diversity, which was useful primarily to farmers and local consumers, with bioengineered and patented monocultures that are merely profitable to corporations.

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