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Eat Insects to Help with Climate Change.

BBC News Ants like visting my figs, and some times I ingest some by accident.  That doesn't bother me too much.  They are crunchy and the…

Started by Daniel W

12 Jan 30
Reply by Joan Denoo

Avoiding Food Waste

The food-waste paradox ... the practice that resulted in the most food waste was simply buying too much food, followed by preparing food in…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

22 Jan 19
Reply by Joan Denoo

Beware of Brassicas

Kale and related favorite healthy plants may have thallium contamination. Sorry, Foodies: We're About to Ruin Kale The paper concluded that…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Dec 1, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer!

Right off the top, let me say that I am no great beer expert.  I HAVE been drinking more suds lately and enjoying them, but I am nowhere ne…

Started by Loren Miller

81 Oct 25, 2015
Reply by Loren Miller

Banannas in trouble

Why bananas as we know them might go extinct (again) Fifty years ago, we were eating better bananas. They tasted better, they lasted longer…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 15, 2015
Reply by The Flying Atheist

Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health

Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health Pickles were a big part of my experiences with both of my grandmothers. Each a…

Started by Joan Denoo

2 Sep 29, 2015
Reply by Daniel W

Assam tea industry worker abuse endemic

Bitter brew: The inhuman story behind the UK's national drink Employee conditions on Indian tea plantations horrific. Do you drink Tetleys,…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 Sep 13, 2015
Reply by k.h. ky

Rare hamburgers a hazard

Fecal Bacterial Found In 300 From 300 Samples Of Purchased Beef We knew that uncooked poultry contained drug-resistant bacteria. Now we lea…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by Plinius

Your food and fracking wastewater irrigation

There Might Be Fracking Wastewater on Your Organic Fruits and Veggies The US Department of Agriculture's organics standards, written 15 yea…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 20, 2015
Reply by Daniel W

The five basic tastes have sixth sibling: oleogustus

The five basic tastes have sixth sibling: oleogustus "Move over, umami. Fat is the newest member of the pantheon of basic tastes, joining s…

Started by Joan Denoo

5 Aug 8, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo



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