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  • Policing sucrose is not panacea: Front Burner

    The sugar industry has been a significant part of Florida's proud history since before the American Revolution.
  • Is organic chicken worth the price?

    Is organic chicken worth the price?
    Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it. To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...

    Notes and notables

    Food for thought How do you create an oasis in a food desert? We're not going to suggest that it would be easy, but perhaps there is an approach that seems feasible and could be highly beneficial to local residents in need as well as to local businesses....

    'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

    LONDON (Reuters) - The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.    ...

    U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

    U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses
    U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted a "dangerous pattern" of safety lapses at government laboratories handling deadly pathogens such as anthrax and avian flu, calling for an overhaul of controls at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....