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Food

As end times near, Glenn Beck peddles ‘food insurance’ kits

Glenn Beck's make-a-buck survivalism is crass and designed to keep fear alive. There are better ways for societies to prepare for hard times.

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

Boulder's cafeterias are attracting a new kind of 'lunch ladies'

Ann Cooper has created a parallel culinary universe where newly trained chefs forgo a glamorous restaurant career to mash potatoes for teenagers. But that's meant cuts for longtime cafeteria staff who only know how to microwave.

Food

Time to kill the rooster

There’s a chore I’ve been putting off for some time, that I know will be one of the more unpleasant things I’ve encountered so far on our little farm. It’s time to thin my chicken flock.

Food

Even city chickens want rooftop gardens on their coops

You can keep your mother cluckers cooped up -- while you raise the roof with raised garden beds -- with this chicken coop that doubles as a garden.

Food

Fast food wrappers and popcorn bags leach fire-fighting chemical into food

Synthetic chemicals that repel oil and are used on paper packaging to prevent grease leaking, can migrate directly into food.

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

The origins of Boulder's school food makeover: Nowhere to go but up

How Boulder schools went from pushing Ding Dongs and sodas to luring chef Ann Cooper to revamp their entire school-food system.

Business & Technology

Annie Leonard's 'Story of Electronics' tells how our gadgets are 'designed for the dump' [VIDEO]

My newfound obsession with where my tech gadgets come from just got stoked by a new video -- which I watched on a tech gadget. You should, too.

Business & Technology

The fast-food industry’s $4.2 billion marketing blitz

Yale's Rudd Center reports that the fast-food industry spent $4.2 billion on marketing last year. That's a sign of the industry's robust financial health -- and bad news for the public's health.

Food

Feeding the world means hogging less grain

How many people can the Earth support? Depends on their level of food consumption. At the U.S. average of 1,763 pounds of grain per person annually for food and feed, the 2-billion-ton annual world harvest would feed just 2.5 billion …