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Can Congress make a food-safety omelet without breaking the wrong eggs?

Congress first started debating a new food-safety law two years and several massive food recalls ago. Meanwhile, rumors are flying about how S. 510 will outlaw organic practices or backyard gardening. Here's what the current bill could actually do -- …

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A close encounter with China's sewer-oil trade

The Chinese diet uses tons upon tons of cooking oil every day. Some of it comes disgustingly from the waste stream. Here's how the government could flush the sewer-oil black market down the drain.

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Ask Umbra on apples for halloween treats and costumes

Umbra weighs in on the virtues of apple-giving and suggests the best costumes to hand them out in. Have no fear, read about it here!

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Our biofuel future: The bitter taste of land grabs and hunger

Stanford professor Roz Naylor lays out how a global ramp-up of ethanol and biodiesel production means land speculation and rising food prices for the world's poor. Can the world stomach such a fuel-ish transition?

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Acknowledging women's role in the sustainable food movement

Women dominate the staffs of critical food- and farming-focused NGOs. They run farms, important blogs, and local-food restaurants. So why is Alice Waters the only one we ever hear about?

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Wearing Lady Gaga's meat dress for Halloween — still a bad idea [VIDEO]

Lady Gaga can be an inspiration in some cases, but when it comes to Halloween costumes, it pays to listen to your mom's advice on this one and not show so much flesh. According to this news video, however, some …

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New tool maps and grades 'food deserts' to lure supermarkets

The Reinvestment Fund's PolicyMap layers several types of demographic data to reveal which areas really lack access to food.

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School salad bars, and the limits of relying on charity for what government should do

Whole Foods has raised $1.4 million from its customers to invest in salad bars for public schools. The catch: those schools must be within 50 miles of a Whole Foods. For me, the real problem here is the lack of …

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Waiting for a hard frost

Reflections at the end of a Midwestern growing season.