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The Green Plate

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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Anti-GMO: European Victory

BASF quit. The German chemicals and biotech giant, who had been fighting hard for 13 years to get approval for Amflora, its genetically modified starched-up potato for industrial use, is giving up on …

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Celebrate 2012 With Food Mindfulness

The dawn of a New Year is the time that many of us choose to take good resolutions. Starting with our health. Now, how about if, on top (or instead) of goals set in numbers of daily calories consumed,…

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Horse Slaughter Expected In America

About 9 million horses currently live in America. As early as a month from now, dozens of thousands of them may start joining the ranks of cattle processed in U.S. slaughterhouses, and be sold as meat…

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Quinoa: Should I Eat This Grain?

If I were sent to a desert island with one type of food only to sustain me, I would choose quinoa. Like many people since quinoa began gaining visibility, I became a convert with my first spoonful. …

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Pizza is a Vegetable. Really Congress?

Shame on Congress. Those of us who still doubted it now have irrevocable proof: this country is a corporate tyranny that only postures as a republic. How else would elected officials obey food industr…

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Delicious Vegan Fruit Pie (video)

This has to be the healthiest recipe you'll find when in need of a delicious fruit pie faaast... A raw crust made from nuts and dates holds a fruit compote that will salvage these ripe (possibly …

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From Battlefields To Farmlands

Healing fields. That’s what some U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq are dreaming about, ahead of their return home. "I think the thought, the yearning of it gives them peace," Michael O'…

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Food Day Inspiration

Tomorrow is Food Day in America. To celebrate, you may consider visiting your farmers’ market, and making the acquaintance of a few of the people who grow food in your area—and being a grateful custom…

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24/7 Raw Milk Dispenser (French Tale)

Once upon a time, there was a dairy farmer in the south-west of France who was struggling to make ends meet. One day, while surfing the web, he uncovered what he believed may be his ticket to a …

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