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Michael Pollan
Some good news from the Admin: "U.S.D.A. to Start Program to Support Local and Organic Farming"
Follow the End Food Waste Campaign, and Feeding the 5,000 event upoming in Oakland, here:
"GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens" : The Salt : NPR
More good stuff on Berkeley Vs. Big Soda-- excellent series of public events leading up to November's vote
In Berkeley? Don't miss "Mexico’s Soda Tax with Raj Patel: Could it Happen Here?" - Berkeley vs. Big Soda
Research on food industry’s calorie reduction pledges: they’re worse than doing nothing.…
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In mice, but still fascinating: "How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression"
Cargill promises to stop chopping down rainforests. This is huge. @grist
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Michael Lewis: "The Ray Rice video for the financial sector has arrived."
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Smell of mown grass is an SOS call by grass to summon beneficial insects.
Fungi are actually closer to animals than plants on the tree of life.
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"Big Soda Companies Agree on Effort to Cut Americans’ Drink Calories" --another empty promise extracted by Clinton.
Climate change's impact on Ag: "Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain" -
Why “get big” isn’t the answer for poor farmers around the globe | Grist
Strong response from Center for Food Safety to New Yorker's "Seeds of Doubt" piece on GM agriculture :
Listen to our friend @michaelpollan explain why it’s cheaper to buy cake than carrots. #FedUp
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In the Bay Area? This will be good: "Mexico’s Soda Tax with Raj Patel: Could it Happen Here? - Berkeley vs. Big Soda"
A policy to please the Nat'l Pork Producers Council: Obama punts, again, on ABX in Ag
Forget GMOs. The Future of Food Is Data—Mountains of It | WIRED
"Monsanto Woos Mommy Bloggers" - Modern Farmer
Cool new kids book on "Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious" from Readers To Eaters
Sign up to read (the very promising) California Sunday Magazine, launching Oct. 5
The decline of the small American family farm in one chart - The Washington Post
join microbiome guruRob Knight for a Reddit AMA tomorrow, 10:00am - 11:30am MT, 9/17. @CUBoulder on @coursera!…
In DC Oct 1? This event should be good: "Plant Intelligence: Scientific and Philosophical Approaches" - Georgetown
In case you were wondering: "Lab-grown meat: Is it kosher?"
Check out "The New Puberty Book: Early Development in Today's Girls" Dr. Julianna Deardorff and Dr. Louise Greenspan
important film on antibiotics free in SanFran on 9/18. RSVP Chk the site 4 addl stops
Why (almost) everyone in the recent family dinner debate is ticking me off! @michaelpollan @bittman @asymmetricinfo
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Why junk food-style marketing to get kids to eat healthy food is a bad idea, @CSPI, @BMSG, @michaelpollan
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25 years ago, President Bush escalated the war on drugs. Here are the results:
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More on sloppy field trials: "Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state" -
"GMO experiments receive questionable oversight" - SFGate
Gary Hirshberg: "Specter’s New Yorker GMO Labeling Essay Misses the Mark" |
The global sustainable food movement shows that if we accept responsibility of #Anthropocene, there's hope for future…
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"Feminism Starts in the Kitchen" -good piece with lots of nice tips, mythology about me and McD's notwithstanding.
As diet wars wage, an up-to-date gloss on "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants" from Katz and Wu.
Reply to Michael Specter: "How to Be Curious About the Green Revolution" by Raj Patel
CHP: Deer brought 3 lanes traffic to a halt as they ran from SF twd Marin. [Pic @RebeccaAbbey]
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Lovely piece by @ferrisjabr in @NewYorker on the ways walking help us remap the meanings of our lives:
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"McDonalds Can Make History -- and Rescue Its Brand -- With Sustainable Food" | Jim Slama