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  • Natural Perspectives: Life in the slow lane

    Natural Perspectives: Life in the slow lane
    Vic and I had "slow food" this past week at two events. One was the annual Harvest Potluck by the Huntington Beach Community Garden. The other was the annual picnic in Bommer Canyon in Irvine put on by the Orange County chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. We...
  • A lot of pumpkins and a little magic

    A lot of pumpkins and a little magic
    There's something nearly magical that occurs in a pumpkin patch — no Disney fairy godmother required. "What's amazing is that you see these 3-year-olds, who never would have eaten a vegetable soup before, come back to the classroom after visiting...
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  • General Mills to cut 850 jobs in restructuring move

    General Mills to cut 850 jobs in restructuring move
    General Mills Inc. will get rid of 850 jobs in an attempt to cut costs and boost productivity as items such as Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Hamburger Helper become costlier to make. The downsizing will affect 2.4% of the Minneapolis company&...
  • Good stewardship should be required of all farmers

    Good stewardship should be required of all farmers
    Congress may soon finalize the 2012 Farm Bill, and that hefty document should concern all of us in Maryland — especially when it comes to clean water. As we all know, the Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest and most productive estuary. However,...
  • MIT develops ketchup bottle that lets you use every drop

    MIT develops ketchup bottle that lets you use every drop
    The research institution that brought you the fax machine and GPS has come up with another potentially world-changing invention: a bottle coating so slick that every last bit of ketchup slides out quickly and easily. In what could be a disruptive...
  • Doubts surface about safety of common food additive, carrageenan

    Doubts surface about safety of common food additive, carrageenan
    Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach. "I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central...
  • Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland

    Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland
    Large state institutions were once built to be self-sustaining; many had their own farms and grew their own food. Though some of those farms have been lost, remarkably some remain, the crown jewel of which is an 825-acre farm portion of the Southbury...
  • Cities Must Preserve Farmland, Eat Locally

    In the next 40 years, the world will need to produce as much food as it has produced over all of human history. Across the planet, hundreds of millions of people go to bed hungry every night — and more and more of them live in cities. Tackling...
  • No on Proposition 37

    No on Proposition 37
    There's a growing gap between what grocery shoppers think they know about their food and the reality. Those tomatoes with the evenly rich red color that look ripened to perfection? They were bred to avoid showing streaks of green, a result of genetic...