food

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food. 

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10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere

Published: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:52pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn’t just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it’s created differently.

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. 

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On the Front Lines of Food Safety

Published: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 10:02pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

With piles of fresh strawberries beckoning consumers at markets and stores this season, an alliance of a major retailer, fruit growers and farm workers has begun a program to promote healthy produce and improve working conditions.

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm
Category: 
Chemicals

How quickly we forget.

After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.