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The argument against locavorism

Oct 26, 2012
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Posted In: local, farmers markets, Food, locavorism

Betting the farm on rising food prices

Oct 16, 2012
Could speculators be at the heart of increasing food prices?
Posted In: Food, commodity

The Cheesecake Factory to launch in Middle East

Oct 9, 2012
Casual dining chain, The Cheesecake Factory, is expanding abroad with 22 new locations in, of all places, the Middle East.
Posted In: cheesecake factory, Food, restaurants

Going inside the lab behind new flavors

Oct 9, 2012
Snack makers come out with new flavors every year. Many of those new tastes get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Posted In: Food

Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

Sep 26, 2012
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.
Posted In: Africa, grocery store, farmers, Food

FDA studies arsenic found in rice products

Sep 19, 2012
Arsenic occurs naturally in soil, but also comes from manure and pesticides. Rice plants absorb higher levels of arsenic than other crops.
Posted In: Food, FDA, rice

Where food prices are heading

Sep 6, 2012
Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.
Posted In: Food, food prices, climate change, drought

Spilled and spoiled: Exploring two worlds of food waste

Aug 27, 2012
An alarming amount of the food we produce is never eaten. It’s a huge waste of land, water, labor, fuel and other resources. How to limit the losses? That depends on where we live.
Posted In: Senegal, milk, Food, waste

Spilled and spoiled: In the U.S., consumers are the food wasters

Aug 27, 2012
Where food is cheap and plentiful, consumers are the biggest wasters -- whether at home, in restaurants or at school. But how much of this waste is preventable?
Posted In: Food, waste, milk

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

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