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McDonald’s vows sustainable beef

Everyone wants to jump on the local bandwagon. Or should I say, corner the local share of the market? Organic food is beginning to look less like a fad, and […]

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Feds prosecute corporate agriculture spies.

Federal prosecutors allege seven Chinese spies attempted to steal valuable seed technology from Iowa farms. According to the U.S.A. Today one man has been arrested for stealing trade secrets worth […]

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Could it be the most elusive fruit in the world?

The Azores is a cluster of volcanic islands west of Spain where botanist found a new species of Orchid. Thought to be only one orchid variety (it is an island) […]

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Eats, shoots, and leaves.

A picture from Antoine’s Proteus Room:   And a picture of the iconic tile floor in the bar area:

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Origin labeling may increase price of meat.

The country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law requiring beef, pork, poultry, and lamb sold in the U.S. to carry information about the source of the meat was passed into law in 2002. Although […]

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New warning from the FDA: freedom fries aren’t so free.

A consumer warning from the FDA advises reduction of yet another food compound in our diets. Acrylamide is an amino acid found in potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers, breads, or dried fruits. […]

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New guidelines on heart health emphasize Statins treatment.

Today the American Cardiology College and the American Heart Association issued a joint recommendation to move forward treating heart disease. Under the new guidelines people will be categorized in four […]

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Abolishing trans fats a victory for The People.

Last night it was announced the FDA is phasing out trans fats from the American diet. Although there is no timeline or a specific deadline date for removing the chemical […]

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Cargill’s decision to label food a local victory.

Cargill’s announcement to begin labeling products which include “finely textured beef” is a sign of the times.  When a federal microbiologist referred to the beef as “pink slime” in a […]