How Did Our Daily Bread Go Wrong?

Bread went from being a major part of our ancestors’ food intake to being a very small part of the food we eat today. Heavy, rich, and nutritious bread was once a daily staple; today commercial “industrialized” bread is produced in fully automated factories and is full of chemical additives and preservatives, too much salt, and has too little nutritive value. What went wrong?
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Montanans Buying From Montanans: Montana Department of Ag Food Show

Can Montana feed itself? That sounds like a pretty basic question – after all, Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States, spanning 147,000 square miles. Shouldn’t we be able to support our meager population of 1,050,000 souls? We are primarily an agricultural state where almost 28,000 farms and ranches are spread across 60 million acres.
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Growing Local: Grain, Flour, Bread

Most of the millions living in the Pacific Northwest forget that the drylands of eastern Washington and Oregon on the west of the Rocky Mountains and Montana to the east are also part of the nation’s “bread basket.” They’ve been raised to think that wheat comes from Kansas. The truth is that eastern Washington and Oregon, and central and eastern Montana produce millions of bushels of wheat, most of which is sold by the train carload to one of just a handful of huge commercial flour mills or is exported.
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Does your strawberry taste as good as it looks?

Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit, and I look forward to strawberry season every year. Depending on where you live that season can start as early as mid-June or as late as mid-July. This year we bought our last quart of berries at the farmers market the second week of August. They were amazing!
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Big Food Snaps Up More Independents

It’s another dark day for all of us in the Good Food Movement. Today it was announced that Campbell’s will buy Pacific Food, producer of organic and natural soups and broths, plant-based milks, and more. Last week, Hain Celestial snapped up Better Bean Company. More buy-ups and consolidations. More money, more power games.
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Revenge of the Lunch Lady and the Hospital Chef

To those unfamiliar with the absurdist theater of school lunch, it is puzzling, even maddening, that feeding kids nutritious food should be so hard. You buy good food. You cook it. You serve it to hungry kids.
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Op-Ed: The Mystery of the 'Healthy Diet'

Every five years the USDA updates its “US Dietary Guidelines” and the latest is out. We need to be careful about believing the conventional wisdom surrounding the “preferred diet” especially when the conversation is so distorted by commercial interests and money.
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We Recommend: Sockeye Salmon from Loki Fish Co.

At GoodFood World we’re always on the lookout for something special for dinner. This week we picked up a “2-Serving Portion” of wild sockeye salmon from the Loki Fish Co. stand at Ballard Farmers Market.
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Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer – The Latest Form of Yellow Journalism?

We’ve just finished 31 days of commercials, ads, and events – and pink everything – as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re all aware of the threat of cancer – all types of cancer – regardless of our age or gender. So now we’re being told that even the meat on our plates is going to cause cancer. What’s the real truth?
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Sizzling Summer Sundays - Chicken on the Grill

There are days when it just doesn’t pay to cook inside, and hot summer Sundays seem to be the norm here in Seattle this year! Fire up the grill, quarter that pastured organic chicken, and do dinner “al fresco!”
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