food

Cleveland Clinic Farmers Market Opens for Season

Cleveland Clinic Farmers Market Opens for Season

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic kicked of its 2012 Community Farmers Market season on June 6 with the opening of the North Union Farmers Market on Crile Mall, near East 100th Street, between Euclid and Carnegie avenues. Cleveland Clinic began the Community Farmers Market program in July 2008 as an effort to offer healthy, local food […]

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    Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly

    Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly

    Earth Policy Institute By Sara Rasmussen The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to nearly 70 […]

    BP’s Gulf Disaster—Where’s the Response?

    BP’s Gulf Disaster—Where’s the Response?

    Phil Radford Co-Authored by Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace USA and Aaron Viles, deputy director of Gulf Restoration Network The BP disaster turns two this week. Two years since the nation was reminded that offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and deadly. Two years since the slow-motion disaster began changing our region, our communities, our […]

    Seafood Deformities Suggest Impact of BP Oil Spill Worse than Imagined

    Seafood Deformities Suggest Impact of BP Oil Spill Worse than Imagined

    EcoWatch A new investigation by Al-Jazeera is confirming the worst about the residual impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill. According to the network, scientists and fisherman are stunned by their recurring findings: “horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp” along with “shrimp with […]

    World’s Cheapest Food Is in the U.S.—But at What Cost?

    World’s Cheapest Food Is in the U.S.—But at What Cost?

    Food Freedom By Dr. Mercola In 2010, Americans spent just over 9 percent of their disposable income on food (5.5 percent at home and 3.9 percent eating out).1 This is a dramatically lower percentage spent just decades ago in the early 1960s, when more than 17 percent was spent on food, and even more of […]

    Slow Food to Build ‘A Thousand Gardens in Africa’

    Slow Food to Build ‘A Thousand Gardens in Africa’

    Slow Food USA Slow Food USA announced that it is joining forces with Slow Food International to build a thousand gardens in Africa. A Thousand Gardens in Africa is part of a global initiative to bring the Slow Food network together to ensure African food security, as well as to raise awareness of native plant […]

    Linking Urban Waste with Local Food Systems

    Linking Urban Waste with Local Food Systems

    Brad Masi According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the past decade is the first in more than fifty years that has actually witnessed a net gain in the number of reported farmers. Since 2002, almost 300,000 farms have begun operation, representing about 13 percent of all farms nation-wide. The majority of these new farms […]

    Doo Doo Chicken—The New Pink Slime

    Doo Doo Chicken—The New Pink Slime

    Food & Water Watch By Walker Foley Some consumer advocates are marking a swift victory after Beef Products Inc. (BPI) announced the shutdown of three of its four factories last week. But pink slime is just the frothy tip of the repulsive, risky, potentially unsafe meat iceberg floating in our food supply. In case you’ve […]

    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther In the U.S., we pride ourselves on being the best of the best. And in this Olympic year we’re all hoping that we’ll come home with the Gold. However, there is one area where the U.S. leads that should deeply concern us all. Figures initially presented by Dr. Danilo […]