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Food News Fast – January 5, 2014

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Texas is turning into olive-oil country. [Bloomberg] In Kansas, reviving a lost grocery store could be the key to reviving the town itself. [New York Times] China is smuggling a lot of Vietnamese rice. [Wall Street Journal] There’s a national bourbon barrel shortage as demand for the brown liquor climbs. [NPR] California’s egg law puts restrictions on what eaters can buy rather than changing regulations for farmers to interesting results. [Grist] The GOP is already […]

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Food News Fast – December 29, 2014

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Today naming your farm might be less about tradition and more marketing savvy. [Grist] The meat industry wants Congress to get rid of COOL once and for all. [Star Tribune] Farmers worry that the new immigration policy will cause a labor shortage. [AP] Is this the end of water for California’s almond growers? [New York Times] Should reindeer meat be the newest addition to your gastronomic repertoire? [City Lab] Fruitcake might be a joke in […]

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December 29, 2014 at 9:16 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – December 22, 2014

Food News Fast – December 22, 2014

How vegetable growers became the Colorado pot industry’s best friend. [Modern Farmer] On the hunt for the ever elusive white truffle. [Eater] An important lesson on how to resist cookie temptation. Farmers might be the biggest beneficiaries of the new U.S.-Cuba relationship. [Politico] Reviving the Icelandic tradition of making sea salt. [Munchies] A farmer walks into a bar and tells a joke. The life of an agricultural comedian. [Modern Farmer] Is “rewilding” crops the way […]

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December 22, 2014 at 9:59 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Do you know your donkeys from your asses? [Modern Farmer] The tough working conditions at Mexico’s largest farms. [LA Times] Better distribution could be the key to cutting down on food waste. [Grist] Congress wants the committee designing the new Dietary Guidelines to stick to nutrition. [NPR] Updating food safety for the modern world. [Modern Farmer] California dairy farmers are migrating to the Midwest. [Harvest Public Media] Why your flight attendant often feels like an […]

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December 15, 2014 at 1:42 pmFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – December 8, 2014

Food News Fast – December 8, 2014

Berry consumption rose by 475% in the last 12 years. This is why. [New York Times] California finally gets rain – enough to evacuate over 75 homes. [LA Times] When an increasing number of restaurants require pre-paid tickets in order to dine with them, what does eating out really mean? [First We Feast] Let’s talk about gleaning. [The Daily Yonder] An immersion workshop to get young people of color to reconnect with the land – […]

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December 8, 2014 at 9:20 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – December 1, 2014

Food News Fast – December 1, 2014

The heartbreaking story of a family farm coming to an end. [Fast Company] How did turkeys end up with so much white meat? [Modern Farmer] Building culinary skills and community at urban crop swaps. [New York Times] For turkey farmers, Thanksgiving is the busiest season of the year. But what is it really like? [Edible Manhattan] These giant cookies intricately celebrate pop culture icons. [NPR] Wisconsin’s cranberry growers are bogged down once again. [New York […]

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December 1, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – November 24, 2014

Food News Fast – November 24, 2014

Is 4-H in Africa a way to get agricultural education for youth or a way in for industrial methods? [Mother Jones] Eating seal meat is a tradition in Newfoundland but still considered the “veal of the sea”. Can it ever catch on? [Modern Farmer] DNA-spray could provide the solution for tracking information on fruits and vegetables. [Food Safety News] The troubling secret behind your favorite hippie foods. [Mic] New photography book shows the eerie similarity […]

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November 24, 2014 at 8:55 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Brazil’s Cerrado plains rival the Amazon in plant diversity but are being destroyed to make way for farmland at an alarming rate. [Scientific American] Hellman’s sues upstart company Hampton Creek over the definition of “mayonnaise”. [Washington Post] The modern strawberry isn’t as natural as it seems. [Center for Investigative Reporting] Here’s the short scoop on strawberries. As California’s drought worsens, water thefts become more common. [National Journal] Overstock.com now has its own online farmers market. […]

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November 17, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

The alpaca bubble failed to deliver on a get-rich-quick scheme to the detriment of owners and animals. [Modern Farmer] The trials and tribulations of the farm and lifestyle magazine known as Modern Farmer. [New Yorker] Thanks to heirloom seeds, Appalachia has one of the most diverse foodsheds on the continent. [NPR] Iowa restaurant offers discount to customers who put away their phones and talk to each other. [Des Moines Register] The UK’s goat cheese may […]

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November 10, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News Uncategorized

Food News Fast – November 3, 2014

Food News Fast – November 3, 2014

See the sad decline of Californian agriculture in this series of photographs. [Slate] A recent roundtable on the future of meat became a microcosm of the problems of the entire animal agriculture reform movement. [Edible Brooklyn] Is vital wheat gluten the source of our growing problem with bread? [The New Yorker] Canada wants to make Field Roast meat-substitute test their product on animals. [Eat Drink Politics] Sports drinks aren’t just a marketing trick. The ancient […]

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November 3, 2014 at 8:59 amFood News Fast News