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Ag-gag laws, vertical integration, and the perfect strawberry: Attorney Jason Foscolo
Ag-gag laws, vertical integration, and the perfect strawberry: Attorney Jason Foscolo

 

If you think law is a boring subject – let’s face it, some people do – then…

Local food choices, dealing with diabetes, and more: Food blogger Sarah Scalet
Local food choices, dealing with diabetes, and more: Food blogger Sarah Scalet

(Illustration: "How the grocery store feels when you’re shopping for someone with diabetes" by Sarah Scalet)

 

MyFreshLocal.com: Help us build a better tool for a better food system
MyFreshLocal.com: Help us build a better tool for a better food system

We have launched our IndieGoGo campaign to build the next version of the site. Thank you so much to…

Atlantic: Abolish the food industry?
Atlantic: Abolish the food industry?

Writing for The Atlantic, Raj Patel takes a "go big or go home" approach and argues for abolishing…

Appalacia’s new Local Food Research Center
Appalacia’s new Local Food Research Center

ASAP, the Appalacian Sustainable Agriculture Project, is launching a new center with the broad goal of testing local food…

Mother Jones: Bayer pesticides behind massive bee die-off?
Mother Jones: Bayer pesticides behind massive bee die-off?

A study conducted by Purdue University finds new evidence more strongly linking a class of pesticides to colony collapse…

Sustainability, packaging, food labels and more: Q&A with Organic Monitor
Sustainability, packaging, food labels and more: Q&A with Organic Monitor

QR codes and mobile apps like GoodGuide can dramatically improve food labeling, giving consumers a view across a wide…

As poverty rises, Chicago’s food desert problem worsens
As poverty rises, Chicago’s food desert problem worsens

An estimated 400,000 Chicago residents live in food deserts - places with limited access to fresh food.

Healthy school lunch program “bombs” in LA
Healthy school lunch program “bombs” in LA

Here's a fascinating report in Food Safety News: The nation's second-biggest public school system, Los Angeles, is taking a…

Time: Urban agriculture in Chicagoland
Time: Urban agriculture in Chicagoland

Time's article and photoessay look at securing the food chain in an impoverished area around Chicago.

Chicago is one…

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