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Tainted cereal exposes soggy food-safety system

Photo by Mykl Roventine, FlickrOn June 25, Kellogg’s issued a “voluntary recall” of 28 million boxes of its breakfast cereals, including Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, and Honey Smacks. The company revealed it had detected an “uncharacteristic off-flavor and …

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Ask Umbra’s Book Club: Isn’t the ocean an all-you-can-eat buffet?

Dearest readers, What did you think of Sylvia Earle’s The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One? I must say, it left me awed and inspired. They don’t call Earle “‘Her Deepness” for nothing. The book …

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Kick your industrial-beef consumption up a notch with Emeril!

Emeril Lagasse, industrial beef’s new best friend(Red Marble Steaks)Far be it for me to lament the state of food television. Don’t get me wrong — watching a man lurch about a stage kitchen, bellowing canned slogans (“Bam!”), and pandering to …

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Chicken expert Gail Damerow answers readers’ questions

Grist’s recent Q&A with chicken expert Gail Damerow, the author of the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, elicited several questions from readers. Damerow took time out from her busy farm in Tennessee to answer them via email. Q. From …

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Are kickbacks from Kellogg and others driving school-food purchasing?

D.C. Public Schools in the last two years have taken in more than $1 million in corporate rebates — referred to by some as “kickbacks” — paid by giant food manufacturers as an inducement to place their brands on kids’ …

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Ask Umbra on the dangers of BPA in canning lids and canned food

Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, My wife and I belong to a CSA. We are getting some cucumbers that I would like to try and pickle. My wife says the lids to the classic mason jars have BPA …

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Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 5: Getting by with a little help from my friends

Raspberries, currants, snap peas, lettuce, mint, and fennel showed up this week.(Jennifer Prediger) It’s Week Five of CSA living, which I’m keeping a journal of here in this Urbivore’s Dilemma series. This week’s CSA share gave me a taste of …

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Stephen Colbert’s going on a hot, sweaty field trip

A few weeks ago, to inspire realistic discussion of immigration reform, the United Farm Workers launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign called Take Our Jobs — a website where American citizens can sign up for work in the field. Experienced farm workers …

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Weighing safety of weed killer in drinking water, EPA relies heavily on industry-backed studies

Illustration by Lagan Sebert, Huffington Post Investigative Fund, EPA Image by Harry Hanbury, Crop Duster image courtesy Jenni Jone via FlickrCross-posted from the Huffington Post Investigative Fund Companies with a financial interest in a weed-killer sometimes found in drinking water …