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