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Urban Aquaculture in Chicago

A group of young pioneers has taken up residence in an old meat-packing plant in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. They're part of a small band of urban "aquaponics" farmers, growing fish and …

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Inexpensive and Sustainable Food from Hydroponics

A low-cost, easy to use hydroponics system developed in the Philippines is giving small communities with little land an inexpensive way to produce their own vegetables. The system is designed to maxim…

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Falkland Islanders Grow Their Own Food

Falkland Islanders are taking measures to protect themselves from food shortages, as new shipping controls disrupt supplies to the remote South Atlantic archipelago. Photo Credit: ItzaFineDay via Flic…

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Airport Dog Sniffs Out Contraband Food

At New York's Kennedy Airport, a little beagle named Izzy circles the international baggage carousels, searching for illegal food. She's the first line of defense for federal officials who are trying …

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How I Learned to Eat My Vegetables

Lately I've been daydreaming about the late summer, when all my favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs are at the peak of their season -- tomatoes, eggplant, grapes, basil, summer squash, to name a few…

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Vote No on Ag-Gag Bills to Protect Consumers

By Descygna Webb for DietsInReview.com The investigation into pink slime in our meat supply continues to gain media coverage across the country. Pink slime has been receiving a lot of attention due…

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Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …

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Farming Revolution in South Africa

A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Relia…

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Returning Farmland to Nature in Minnesota

Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, Aden…

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Germany Decides Genetically-Modified Foods Are Not Welcome

German chemicals giant BASF is closing its biotech division in Germany. The move was prompted by massive resistance to genetically modified food among both the public and politicians. GM opponents are…

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