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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

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Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a “chicken and egg” problem.

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Is the Online Grocery Boom Good for the Planet?

Is the Online Grocery Boom Good for the Planet?

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Nobody’s wondering anymore whether online grocery delivery can make for a viable business. It already is one. The field is crowded with competitors, business is booming and, on the whole, the industry is making money. What will all this growth mean for the food system at large?

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fat has a lot in common with the five basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. But while people easily recognize the texture of fat, scientists say they can’t quite perceive the taste.

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How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where there’s pot, there’s often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we’re full.

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

| February 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don’t turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

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Gardener’s Twofer: First Ketchup ‘N’ Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Gardener’s Twofer: First Ketchup ‘N’ Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup ‘N’ Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.

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California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Two UC Berkeley professors think weeds get a bad rap. In fact, they believe the “mountains” of wild edible plants growing between the Bay Area’s sidewalks can help solve food access problems in food deserts.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

| February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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