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Plant a Row for the Hungry

If you garden, you’ve been there: delighted at the success of your zucchini patch, you enjoy a zucchini salad, a nice loaf of zucchini bread, another loaf of zucchini bread, a pot of zucchini-cheese soup…. It’s after the second pot of zucchini soup that you might throw in the towel, but that doesn’t mean your [...]

Green SuperFood Isn't

If Mother Nature intended me to eat Organic Green SuperFood energy bars, 1) She would have made them growing on trees; and 2) She would have made them taste and feel less disgusting in the human mouth. [...]

How To Make Dandelion Coffee

Will coffee and dandelions swap places again, with dandelions overtaking the Starbucks brew in popularity? Maybe, if Americans learn to drink down the bitter root and fend for themselves. [...]

Organic Tricalcium Phosphate From Trader Joe's?

They know tricalcium phosphate doesn’t sound like it fits with the ideal of organic food as easily as simple calcium does. It seems to be playing around the edges of what’s allowable within the definition of organic food. [...]

In City and Country, the Hip Bring Community into Focus

You won’t find the community of West Rose, New York listed on any maps, and I’m not sure it is really there any more. But when I was younger, growing up in rural Central New York, the hills west of Rose had a fading reputation for oddity and hipness. In prior decades, a variety of [...]

Libertarian Vegetables

If you believe government agents are out to get you by having you eat supermarket vegetables, well, I suppose that heirloom vegetable seeds may appeal to you as well. [...]

Strawberry Economics

Growing the strawberry plants may require some more patience, but in the long run, it brings me a lot more satisfaction than that three dollar little plastic carton of berries from the supermarket. [...]

Steakhouse Contributions in the 110th Congress

When you’re a member of Congress, some of the best contributions come in-kind. The following contributions by lobbying groups covered “expenses” at steakhouses during the 110th Congress of 2007 and 2008:

1. The National Community Pharmacists Association PAC covered over $1500 in “meeting expenses” for Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen in two encounters at the Charlie [...]

Find Local Food

Local Harvest is a site that allows people to search for markets that emphasize local food, and for farmers and food artisans who sell directly to people who intend to eat their food. [...]

Elite Beef Jerky?

When General Motors is firing all but 22 of its workers, in preparation for being bought out by Jiffy Lube, does it make sense to try to cast beef jerky as the food of the upper crust? [...]

Protein Planet, Carb Planet

Is the only way that we can persist in our low protein environment to eat a high protein snack? [...]