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Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

Civil Eats | Sep 27, 2014

Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

Posted by Civil Eats

“There’s a social-action part of being a Jew, where you’re supposed to do something good in the world,” Dinberg explains. “Farming allows me to do that—care for the earth, be a partner with God, provide opportunities for people through good food.”

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

farmers and farms | Sep 26, 2014

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Posted by NPR Food

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

bay area | Sep 25, 2014

Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

Posted by Alix Wall

"Recipes are only as good as those using them," says Rahul Baxi, an Oakland-based software engineer. With his new invention "SmartyPans," he hopes to harness technology to get more people in the kitchen.

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

food banks, hunger, volunteer | Sep 25, 2014

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Posted by NPR Food

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

food history and celebrities | Sep 25, 2014

A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

Posted by NPR Food

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

food news | Sep 24, 2014

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Posted by NPR Food

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

DIY, foraging, urban homesteading | Sep 24, 2014

Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

Posted by NPR Food

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or, at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

food trends and technology | Sep 23, 2014

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Posted by NPR Food

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.

Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

east bay | Sep 23, 2014

Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Posted by Oakland Local

While Nick’s tenure at Arizmendi certainly informed his pizza making, he has a style all his own, which he describes as “Oakland-style.” It’s a happy medium between down-home and fancy, he says, a cross between New York and California.

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