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Food News Fast – February 21st, 2013

Do you consider yourself a dietary savant? Can you tell gluten-free from the paleo diet? Do you know the difference between vegetarian and vegan and pescatarian? Ovo-lacto vegetarian? (Hint: it’s the same as being vegetarian.) Then we’ve got a new challenge for you! Flexitarians are the newest member of the -arian group. The term describes people who cut down on their meat consumption without giving it up entirely. Depending on how you feel about animal welfare […]

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February 21, 2013 at 8:18 amFood News Fast

The Chicken Harvest

The Chicken Harvest

“It’s not a petting zoo,” said Karen Culpepper, Director of Camp Treetops in Lake Placid, New York. “This is a real working farm. We eat our pigs, cows, and chickens. This is what happens on farms and our kids learn that.” No organic matter goes to waste at Camp Treetops—vegetarian food scraps are fed to the pigs while meat, eggshells, and fruit rinds are composted to fertilize the 16,500 pounds of produce the camp generates […]

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February 21, 2013 at 5:00 amFeatures

American Goat Meat: An Untapped Resource

American Goat Meat: An Untapped Resource

Goats are perhaps the most underrated animals in America. While many Americans have already been won over by the creamy splendor of chèvre, few yet recognize goat meat’s potential to benefit our health, the environment, and regional farm economies—and it’s a shame, because that potential is enormous. For one, goat meat is healthier than most other meats, by a long shot. It contains almost one-third fewer calories and three-quarters less fat than beef, one-fourth fewer […]

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February 20, 2013 at 6:00 amAgriculture Culture

Bozeman Eats: A Film About Montana and Local Food

“Bozeman Eats” is a documentary film surveying local food in the Gallatin Valley of Montana created by Dylan Strike and Sam Atkins. For more information, read our interview with co-creator Dylan Strike! Bozeman Eats from Sam Atkins on Vimeo.

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February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pmCulture Multimedia

Interview: Bozeman Eats’ Dylan Strike

Interview: Bozeman Eats’ Dylan Strike

This is an interview with Dylan Strike who along with Sam Atkins created the video “Bozeman Eats” featured on our Multimedia page. The interview took place on 1/30/2013 and has been edited for length. For a just a taste of the video, watch the animation below on the history of farming in Montana. Toward the start of the video, someone mentions how the food system is going through a complete collapse. Can you talk a bit […]

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February 19, 2013 at 11:25 amCulture Multimedia

Welcome: Our Presidents’ Day Proclamation

Welcome: Our Presidents’ Day Proclamation

In some ways, I can imagine fewer perfect days to start this journal than President’s Day. From the beginning, I knew that this online food site would focus on every aspect of eating that takes place before a customer exits a grocery store. Yet I couldn’t shake the thought that what we needed was to create a community as well. Sure, a lot of us have read the same books and, when we find each […]

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February 18, 2013 at 2:58 pmUncategorized

Meet California’s Schaner Farms – No Certification Required

Meet California’s Schaner Farms – No Certification Required

For a related recipe, sampling some Schaner Farm’s citrus, try this seasonal Citrus Salad with Honeyed Yogurt.  Twenty-five miles east of the Pacific Ocean, in California’s northern San Diego County, Peter and Kayne Schaner cultivate avocado and citrus trees and a rotating selection of vegetables. Much of their harvest is destined for the kitchens of L.A.’s best restaurants but the Schaner’s also sell at farmers markets, which is good news for patrons seeking elusive Kaffir limes, […]

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February 18, 2013 at 1:57 pmColumns Culture Farm and Food Profiles

Washington State’s I-522: The Road to GMO Labeling

Washington State’s I-522: The Road to GMO Labeling

The stage has been set for the next battle over food labeling. In Washington State, an initiative has been submitted to the state legislature that aims to inform consumers about the food they eat. Initiative 522, also known as “The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” or I-522 (no, not the highway), contains similar language to Prop 37, a GMO labeling bill that was narrowly defeated last November. If passed, the bill would […]

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February 18, 2013 at 1:56 pmPolicy

California’s Roasted Beet and Schaner Citrus Salad with Honeyed Yogurt

California’s Roasted Beet and Schaner Citrus Salad with Honeyed Yogurt

This winter salad combines a variety of flavors and textures—salty, roasted beet wedges, sweet citrus segments, and creamy, rosemary-flecked honeyed yogurt—for a visually stunning arrangement. The beautiful produce from Schaner Farms needs little more than a splash of olive oil to shine. I like to use white beets (no stained hands!) and blood oranges (alas, stained cutting boards) for an unexpected color swap but any variety of beet or citrus fruit will pair wonderfully together. […]

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February 18, 2013 at 1:51 pmSeasonal Recipes West

Food News Fast – February 18th, 2013

Food News Fast – February 18th, 2013

Welcome to the first edition of Food News Fast where we’ll be rounding up little morsels of food news from all over the internet. If you missed out on the genetically engineered salmon debate, don’t fret. The FDA has just extended its comment period on the issue until April 26th, 2013—a full two months after the original deadline. [Center for a Livable Future Blog]  For those of you who still haven’t had enough of those […]

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February 18, 2013 at 1:45 pmFood News Fast