Archive for August, 2010

A video primer into the food challenges we face

Published on: August 31, 2010 at 12 pm

Kevin Walker, Scott Winterstein, and Erin O’Donnell coordinate a short video called “Food and You”, which offers an overview of food production, eating, and the future.

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Kobe beef: Very good, very expensive

Published on: August 27, 2010 at 7 am

Kobe beef is, perhaps, the most sought-after steak in the world. How does a cow get to be worth $300 per pound?

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Healthy Incentives Pilot will subsidize better food choices

Published on: August 24, 2010 at 9 am

Next Fall, randomly-selected households in a Massachusetts county will get 30 cents back for every dollar they spend on fruits and vegetables.

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The rise—and fall—of foodie

Published on: August 23, 2010 at 7 am

Nearly 30 years ago, foodie emerged from the ashes of gourmet. Today, the label is in freefall.

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Part-time vegetarian movement ramping up

Published on: August 19, 2010 at 8 am

It’s hard to get people to commit to full-time vegetarianism. Enter flexitarianism, the part-time alternative.

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Genetically-modified corn found growing in Ireland

Published on: August 18, 2010 at 9 am

Frankenmaize and other GM crops are generally banned from cultivation in Europe. Slip-ups in documentation raise concerns for the future.

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Nutritional science and dogma

Published on: August 17, 2010 at 9 am

Today’s nutritional dogma has been beaten into our gray matter: Fat is bad, carbohydrates are good. What if we’re wrong?

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Does local food cost more?

Published on: August 6, 2010 at 12 pm

Though there are tremendous health benefits to changing your diet, getting past the almighty dollar is still hard.

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