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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university’s strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

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‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap “lean, finely textured beef.” But this time, they’re preparing for consumers’ concerns.

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.

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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

| June 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

A tiny fraction of America’s 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful’s lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

| June 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it’s dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation’s school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they’re getting swept up in politics.

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery’s Got Tips

Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery’s Got Tips

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelle Obama’s fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She’s launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Stalin’s death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This “thawing” took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs a Fresh Take and Taste of America

Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs a Fresh Take and Taste of America

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there’s more to American cuisine than fast food.

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