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Oatmeal? Really?

From a dietary and health standpoint, oatmeal is magic stuff. It’s recommended as the basis for a solid breakfast and beloved by marathoners, diabetics, and cookie makers everywhere. But there is a dark side to this love affair. Oatmeal is just not very sexy. To ramp up the glamor of this humble staple, several manufacturers […]

Earth Policy Institute Sounds the Food Security Alarm

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A new publication from Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute offers up a sober take on the current state of food availability. It’s not pretty. If Full Planet, Empty Plates reads less like a cold theoretical analysis and more like an impassioned plea from an activist, it’s because the author’s motives are laid […]

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Small Community Gardens Are Ripe for Specialty Foods

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How much gardening is really  happening in urban areas? Researchers at the University of Illinois were skeptical about the lists of urban community gardens acquired from local non-governmental organizations in Chicago. But small residential gardens are quietly growing the international and specialty foods their gardeners crave. Satellites See All, Know All Doctoral candidate John Taylor […]

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Scratch and Peck Feeds: All Local, All Good

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Key points: • Local products supports local economies. • Local significantly reduces pollution attributed to shipping long distances. • Local employs local. Scratch and Peck Feeds located in Bellingham, Washington, is the nation’s fastest growing 100% soy-free animal feed producer. The company is extremely pleased to announce it has received the Non-GMO Project Verification for […]

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