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This Beer Hall Can Help You Apply For Canadian Citizenship

I can vouch for my people — being Canadian is great. For a variety of reasons, there seems to be a growing American interest in moving to Canada. If that seems a little too complicated, the next best thing may be this Canadian-themed pop-up barin Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Read on at Eater.

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Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa

  Chef Reuben Riffel on South African food and culture after Apartheid… In his early restaurant jobs, Reuben Riffel worked as a waiter, a barman, and a kitchen hand in his hometown of Franschhoek, South Africa. Eventually he became a sous-chef, helping to run the kitchen at Chamonix Restaurant. One afternoon the executive chef called […]

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Is the Chicken Industry Rigged? Inside Agri Stats, the poultry business’s secretive info-sharing service.

A look at competition—or lack thereof—in the chicken industry… On Dec. 8, 2009, Joe Sanderson, the chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, held a routine earnings call with bank analysts. His aim was to reassure them that the company’s recent profits weren’t about to disappear, as the chicken industry’s usual business cycle dictated they would. […]

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Here’s the Proposed Plan to Save Manhattan’s Affordable Grocery Stores

Times have been tough on New York’s neighborhood supermarkets. They not only have to contend with rocketing rents but also with increased competition from more upscale national chains like Whole Foods, drug stores, and online delivery services like Fresh Direct. Smaller, family-run stores have been the most vulnerable, but even local chains like Gristedes have struggled. Seeking […]

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1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

  Agricultural impacts of a changing climate going back a thousand years… About a 15-minute drive east of St. Louis is a complex of earthen mounds that once supported a prehistoric city of thousands. For a couple of hundred years, the city, called Cahokia, and several smaller city-states like it flourished in the Mississippi River […]

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Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: The Hidden Human Costs of Those Lists

  The true costs of cheap food… Everyone loves a cheap eats list. A treasure map to $1 tacos! $4 banh mi! $6 pad Thai! More often than not, the Xs that mark the cheap spots are in the city’s immigrant enclaves… It is a cruel reality that immigrant enterprise is powered by the cheap […]

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Why the Arctic Apple Means You’ll Be Seeing More GMOs at the Grocery Store

  How an apple that doesn’t turn brown may affect grocery store offerings… The first version of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified Golden Delicious, is headed for test markets in the Midwest in February, according to the company that produced it. It is the first genetically engineered apple, altered so that when it is […]

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“Dark Forces” Are Coming for Your Organic Food

On the future of the National Organic Program… The Freedom Caucus is a rowdy band of GOP US House members most famous for triggering government shutdowns, pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and driving former GOP Speaker John Boehner from his post on the theory he wasn’t conservative enough. And now they’re coming for your […]

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This Heatless Habanero Packs All Of The Flavor With None Of The Burn

Blue Hill is the biggest buyer of these peppers, also known as “Habanadas,” which are sold through distributor Baldor Foods. The story Barber hopes to tell with these chiles is that all foods — from apples to yams — were created through a series of conscious decisions. Some plants thrive because of their disease-resistance, growing […]

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Protests Erupted Across The Nation In An 11th-Hour Effort To Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline

People held emergency rallies Wednesday in at least 53 cities in 26 states, according to the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub. The protests came a day after the Army Corps of Engineers effectively cleared the way for Dakota Access to be completed, dealing a crushing blow to the movement that had grown up in opposition to the pipeline. Read […]

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