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In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

  A Michigan museum offers education on Arab cuisine and culture… While on holiday in Rome five years ago, Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., took a food tour in a neighborhood known for its culinary traditions. He walked around for hours, tasting samples and hearing the personal stories of shop […]

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Growing Concern: Organic Farms Need a New Generation to Keep Them Alive

On the struggle to find the next generation of organic farmers… Advocates of Bay Area agriculture and organics have been waiting to learn the fate of Star Route Farms since owner Warren Weber put his 100-acre Bolinas farm up for sale in 2013. When news broke this month that the University of San Francisco has purchased the […]

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Quinoa: Harvesting Bolivia’s ‘Superfood’

The story behind your quinoa salad…. A staple food in the diet of millions throughout the Andean states, quinoa has 36 percent more protein and 73 percent more fiber than wheat. Its protein content covers all eight essential amino acids and it has high levels of iron, magnesium and zinc, as well as B vitamins […]

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Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

  On food waste… When was the last time you used the entire container of fresh herbs you bought at the store? Never? Me, too. Every time a recipe calls for 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sprigs, I head to a supermarket and reach for a plastic container holding at least three times as much […]

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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

  The bottled-water industry gets its way… In 2011, the National Park Service put in place a policy to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter. It was not actually an outright ban — but 23 out of 417 national parks, including Grand […]

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This Giant Automated Cricket Farm is Designed to Make Bugs a Mainstream Source of Protein

Could crickets be the next sushi? Inside a new building in an industrial neighborhood near the airport in Austin, a robot is feeding millions of crickets, 24 hours a day. The facility–a 25,000-square-foot R&D center that opened this month for the startup Aspire–uses technology that the company plans to soon duplicate in a farm 10 times as large. […]

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Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

  Recipes for today’s solar eclipse… Brace yourselves, North America — we’re about to get mooned. Or, more accurately, eclipsed. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is offering a welcome respite from the dog days of summer and a pretty good reason to take an extended lunch hour for some — or maybe even a whole vacation day. And […]

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To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

  On an alternative source of calcium… Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant, “they aren’t getting that same source of calcium from dairy products,” Begay says. Turns out that it’s a traditional cooking method […]

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Lawsuit Claims Poland Spring Water isn’t From a Spring

Nestle gets sued for falsely advertising Poland Spring water…. Is your bottle of Poland Spring water really from a spring? A lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut earlier this week alleges it isn’t, calling the Nestle-owned brand label that reads “100% Natural Spring Water” a “colossal fraud.” The complaint, which seeks class-action status, claims Poland Spring […]

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Dangerously Cheesy? Here’s What a Cheetos-Themed Restaurant Looks Like

America’s favorite junk food goes gourmet…. Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, Cheetos tacos, Mac n’ Cheetos […]

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