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Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

| Aug 28, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

Posted by Kate Williams

While falafel fanatics may be hard-pressed to find perfect balls of fried chickpea goodness, there are several spots in the Bay that get close — or at least they cover up their imperfections with delicious toppings. Read on for our top picks for falafel in the Bay.

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

| Aug 28, 2015

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Posted by NPR Food

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

| Aug 27, 2015

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Posted by NPR Food

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

| Aug 27, 2015

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

Posted by NPR Food

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

Drake’s Dealership: Drake’s Brewing Expands Its Empire With Sprawling, Sunny Oakland Beergarden

| Aug 27, 2015

Drake’s Dealership: Drake’s Brewing Expands Its Empire With Sprawling, Sunny Oakland Beergarden

Posted by Shelby Pope

With a gloriously large patio and well thought out menu, Drake’s attempt to expand their empire is mostly a success.

Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency

| Aug 26, 2015

Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency

Posted by Civil Eats

From GMO labeling to pesticides to the source of the meat you buy, a handful of companies are spending heavily to keep information off your food labels.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Great Places to Buy Fresh Fish

| Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Great Places to Buy Fresh Fish

Posted by Kelly O'Mara

The Bay Area is surrounded by water, making it a great place to find fresh local fish. Try these spots.

Three Stone Hearth, A Worker-Owned Cooperative, Bottles Sustainability, Community and Love

| Aug 24, 2015

Three Stone Hearth, A Worker-Owned Cooperative, Bottles Sustainability, Community and Love

Posted by Lila Volkas

Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley calls upon the wisdom from traditional diets to fill the bellies of the community with local, organic, sustainably-sourced and nutrient-dense food.

Scourge No More: Chefs Invite Corn Fungus To The Plate

| Aug 24, 2015

Scourge No More: Chefs Invite Corn Fungus To The Plate

Posted by NPR Food

American and Canadian chefs are learning what Mexicans have long known: a bluish fungus that infects corn kernels is delicious. And now scientists want to figure out how to grow it on corn on purpose.

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