Guess What Kind of Fish You're Eating?

Recent studies have found that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 25% to 70% of the time for fish like red snapper, wild salmon, and Atlantic cod, disguising species that are less desirable, cheaper or more readily available. There are more than 1,700 different species of seafood from all over the world now available for sale in the U.S. Could you tell what kind of fish is on your plate? Or, even harder, what’s in that fish stick or burger?
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Voices From the Farm: First Ice Storm of the Year, 1967

Late one evening at the beginning of January, a big storm with strong winds and freezing rain was moving in. I suddenly realized Cricket was not around. At last, in a brief lull in the velocity of the wind, I heard a faint tiny meow coming from the big cottonwood tree just above the house.
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Deaths and Illnesses From E.coli Pit Spain Against the Rest of Europe

A virulent strain of enterohemorrhagic E. coli known as EHEC has reached across Western Europe into Russia and more than 1,200 people have been infected and 14 have died.
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Food Safety is NOT a Matter of Size

At Amaltheia Organic Dairy, Belgrade Montana, Mel and Sue Brown milk between 250 and 280 goats and produce award-winning organic cheeses that are sold across the United States. While the dairy and cheese plant may be small by some standards, size makes no difference when it comes to careful and sanitary handling of food products.
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Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton

A century of industrialization has left our food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions we look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Lisa M. Hamilton asks: why not look to the people who grow our food? In this narrative nonfiction book she tells three stories, of an African-American dairyman in Texas who plays David to the Goliath of agribusiness corporations; a tenth-generation rancher in New Mexico struggling to restore agriculture as a pillar of his community; and a modern pioneer family in North Dakota breeding new varieties of plants to face the future’s double threat: climate change and the patenting of life forms.
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Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists by Katherine Leiner

Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists is about a new revolution in food that involves young people who are living sustainable lives that revolve around healthy, natural food. The book introduces us to farmers and beekeepers, fishermen and chefs, food activists and cheesemongers, and many, many more.
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Water, Water, Everywhere But Not A Drop…?

Have you noticed how conflicting news reports about water have been lately? Everybody wants it, we all need it, but no one seems to agree either on the relative availability of water into the future or how to manage it. One thing for sure, our food security depends on it.
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What To Do About BPA?

Groups as disparate as Consumer Reports and the National Workgroup for Safe Markets – and now the FDA’s own scientists – have been studying the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) that could be consumed from eating canned food and drinks. Their findings are incriminating. The question – when will the FDA take action?
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