The world's greatest deliberative body didn't manage to vote on the food safety bill before their Thanksgiving recess.
Joad Cressbeckler has just heard that genetically modified potatoes have been approved (they're actually being planted in the E.U.), and fears that they're coming for us.
Last night, consumer groups joined forces with the sustainable agriculture camp, agreeing to enough compromises in the Tester-Hagan amendment for its protections of "family-scale farms" and small processors to be included in the package of amendments agreed to by both sides in advance. This is great news.
The Tester amendment protecting small farms and processors is still in play, while Feinstein's bisphenol-A ban appears dead in the water.
Google's launch party for Hotpot, its new location-based, restaurant-rating service, was just as fun as the old bubble-era shindigs used to be. Too bad it seems more like Why?-ware than Web 3.0.
Like my colleague Tom Philpott, I believe that cooking "from scratch" doesn't have to be either intimidating or onerous. Tom is a much better cook than I am, but I won't let that stop me from sharing some of the simple meals I make from local, seasonal ingredients.
Long winters, ice fishing, slaughterhouses, urban gardens, and foraging for wild edibles all are ingredients for Daniel Klein's video feasts, which are set to a seriously awesome raucous soundtrack.
City Slicker Farms gets $4 million from the state to buy land for an "urban farm park" that will not only grow food for residents, but provide a safe place to play and hang out.
Hosted by Cameron Diaz, Nourish features interviews with an all-star cast of the sustainable/real/we-know-it-when-we-eat-it food movement.