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Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

| April 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

If you spot people exhibiting these behaviors out in the world, chances are they’re foodies — like me.

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Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.

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For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems that breadcrumbs are the new toast—an artisanal accessory food that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Pull out the big guns by showcasing a 5-course tasting menu to explore all of the different flavors and textures present within this extraordinary food. Kate Williams will show you how.

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New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ICANN has released thousands of new domain extension–including .food and .restaurant and even .organic. This could be a windfall for small food businesses, as long as they can figure out how it works.

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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that’s as good as much pricier models.

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AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The AP Stylebook announced its changes for the year, which include a number of food additions. The add-ons may have larger implications in how the foods and food trends are seen in society.

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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver’s tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google’s new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Terrorists haven’t hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

| March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there’s good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whole animal, or whole beast, butchery has become wildly popular in the last five years. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its challenges — still. Top local butchers talk about how the industry has changed and if this trend is here to stay.

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Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carrots don’t stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.

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Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe’s snails — and France’s famed mollusk appetizer.

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