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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
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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
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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
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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.

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How Technology May Help Cut Meat Consumption

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

One of the most interesting—and controversial—fields in tech these days involves in vitro meat. By growing our meat in labs from animal cells—so the theory goes—we could eventually wean ourselves off our dependence on livestock as a protein source. One day, we may even be able to print our steaks and chops from a 3D printer.

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Demand for grass-fed beef is growing

Published: 
Fri, 11/23/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Jeremy Parker is a rancher who raises his cattle the old-fashioned way. His herd feeds on grass.

"There's definitely growing demand" for grass-fed beef, he said. "There's more demand than there is availability."