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Strawberries + Pesticides: How California’s Farmers are Looking for New Solutions

The problem with strawberries has to do with pesticides. Year after year, the Environmental Working Group lists strawberries as one of the “Dirty Dozen,” which are the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residue as documented by the US Department of Agriculture. Strawberries are irresistible to pests, especially soil-borne pathogens. Most pesticide comes before […]

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There’s a Good Chance That Ain’t Lobster on Your Lobster Roll

Unless you live in Maine, you typically have to shell out for lobster—those delicious, prehistoric-looking crustaceans are expensive. You’re hoping that you’ll get what you paid for when you shell out $20 or more for a lobster roll, but a new report suggests diners may want to approach their seafood with a touch of skepticism. […]

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CANTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: The hubbard squash from Ward's Berry Farm has made its way to the Canton Food Pantry. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Blue and Warty, the Hubbard Squash is Scary Good

The world’s creepiest vegetable, bar none, is the blue Hubbard squash. But that shouldn’t stop you from cracking it open and giving it a try in place of your old fall standbys. Hubbard squash is a winter squash. This last a classification that has nothing to do with botany, but is all about squash use in […]

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Bill Whitfield, member of the Black Panther chapter in Kansas City, serves free breakfast to children before they go to school, April 16, 1969. Merchants have supplied food and money for the daily meals. The panthers are a radical Black Power group whose members in some cities have been charged with violent activities. The Kansas City Panthers say that they keep guns only for defense. (AP Photo/William P. Straeter)

The Black Panthers: Revolutionaries, Free Breakfast Pioneers

Not the story that is usually told… Born in their Oakland, California headquarters in 1968, it was one of the first organized school breakfast food programs in the country. This fall, a new documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, traces the roots of the Black Panther movement and the impact of its rise […]

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McDonald’s Refuses to Buy GM Potatoes for Its Fries

McDonald’s may not have a stellar reputation for being picky about its ingredients, but the company has put its foot down on GMOs. McDonald’s’ largest potato supplier has a hot new GM potato, but the House That Ronald Built has no interest in using them. McDonald’s isn’t known for being principled about its ingredients; just […]

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Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco’s Vacant Lots into Urban Farms

In San Francisco, there’s a new program aimed at property owners who can resist the temptations of the sky-high real estate development market and turn their vacant lots into agricultural oases instead. Many sustainability advocates have applauded the creation of the tax incentive, announced in August. But critics say there is no room in San […]

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February’s Monthly Mix: Chocolate, Hunger, Hotel

Each month The Inquisitive Eater will feed you three (randomly chosen) words. And with February being the month of love, we could’t help it: we want your down and dirty take. Send us your original poetry, prose, or visual art that uses these words. Shake them, spin them, turn them inside out. Highlight them or […]

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January’s Monthly Mix: Pudding, Fritter, Fermented

Each month The Inquisitive Eater will feed you three (randomly chosen) food related words. In December, Eli Nunes gave us his science-fiction take with Migration. Send us your original poetry, prose, or visual art that uses these words. Shake them, spin them, turn them inside out. Highlight them or tuck them into the crevices of […]

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The Monthly Mix: Dough, Couscous, Peas

Each month The Inquisitive Eater will feed you three (randomly chosen) food related words. Send us original poetry, prose, or visual art that uses these words. buy viagra online in canada Shake them, spin them, turn them inside out. Highlight them or tuck them into the crevices of your work and make us dig. Play […]

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Culinary Luminaries: Edna Lewis

On Oct. 23, 2013, The Food Studies program at The New School for Public Engagement continued its Culinary Luminaries series with a focus on legendary chef, teacher, and cookbook writer Edna Lewis. Originally from Freetown, Virginia, Lewis rose to fame while gracing the kitchens of NYC, most notably Café Nicholson in Manhattan and Gage and Tollner […]

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