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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

bay area | Jan 24, 2015

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Posted by NPR Food

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

farmers and farms | Jan 23, 2015

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Posted by NPR Food

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

bay area | Jan 23, 2015

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

Posted by Daniel Klein

The Bay Area episode of the new series, The Victory Garden's Edible Feast airs on KQED Plus TV Saturday, January 24 at 4pm. Watch a preview clip of the episode featuring the Mandela Foods Coop in Oakland.

This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

bay area | Jan 22, 2015

This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

Posted by Civil Eats

In a city where steady employment for youth and inexperienced workers is limited to big box stores like Walmart and Target, or fast-food joints like Taco Bell and McDonald’s, Urban Tilth provides a different path.

Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

health and nutrition | Jan 21, 2015

Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

Posted by NPR Food

The government wants to make your chicken meat safer to handle. The USDA is proposing legal limits on the chicken parts that are contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

bay area | Jan 21, 2015

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

Posted by Shelby Pope

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

Chipotle’s Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

farmers and farms | Jan 21, 2015

Chipotle’s Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

Posted by NPR Food

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

health and nutrition | Jan 20, 2015

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

Posted by NPR Food

Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.

Marijuana Edibles: Cannabis Goes Gourmet

food news | Jan 20, 2015

Marijuana Edibles: Cannabis Goes Gourmet

Posted by Stephanie Hua

Cannabis-infused treats are no longer limited to your pan of pot brownies made from a box mix. Nope, edibles are all grown up, and they have good taste. So, if you are looking to medicate with the delicious in mind, look no further. Here are our top 5 picks.

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