This post marks the launch of our new food-advice column Checkout Line, by talented, funny, and food-obsessed Lou Bendrick. Ever get confused in the supermarket, wondering which "all-natural" label is legit? Ever wonder what you'd actually say to a farmer at a farmers market, or whether organic is better than local, or how you can stretch your dollar when you're buying for the whole family? Lettuce know what food worries keep you up at night by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Checkout Line, I love nuts, but I am always wondering what their origin is, since it rarely says on …
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Lou Bendrick is a former contributor to the High Country News Writers on the Range syndication service whose freelance work now appears in various publications.