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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it’s asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they’re concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

| January 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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Marijuana Edibles: Cannabis Goes Gourmet

Marijuana Edibles: Cannabis Goes Gourmet

| January 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

Cannabis-infused treats are no longer limited to your pan of pot brownies made from a box mix. Nope, edibles are all grown up, and they have good taste. So, if you are looking to medicate with the delicious in mind, look no further. Here are our top 5 picks.

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Start Your New Year’s Diet Off Right with Homemade Nut Milks

Start Your New Year’s Diet Off Right with Homemade Nut Milks

| January 17, 2015 | 5 Comments

The almond milks that fill grocery stores these days are full of sugar and/or stabilizers, and (worse) they hardly even taste the nuts from which they’re made. It’s far better to make it at home. Nut milks are simple, and you don’t need anything more than a blender and a strainer. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.

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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

New GMO potatoes don’t bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won’t touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.

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Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it’s time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aging in the bottle isn’t just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don’t believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At next week’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, local companies reveal their massive influence on the international food-and-beverage industry.

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Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bay Area based company Seedles wants to strengthen our food system by bringing back the bees. They’ve created gumball-sized seed balls that can be thrown anywhere to plant wildflowers and increase bee pollination.

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Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

| January 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Restaurant acoustics is a frequent complaint by patrons and continues to be a growing problem with industrial-style spaces. Two East Bay restaurants have tried to remedy the noise problem by installing sophisticated sound systems by the Berkeley-based Meyer Sound.

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