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The Bi-Rite Stuff: Sam Mogannam takes grocery retailing to new heights

The San Francisco Chronicle has scooped us here at Edible San Francisco by just a few days, writing about the new venture of Bi-Rite Market grocery store owner Sam Mogannam: Farming. I wrote our cover story for the October/November issue on Sam, the Bi-Rite Farm (that's him in action above), and the history...

Whole Foods beef part of massive recall

Another day, another E. coli recall from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. This time the recall is for 1.2 million pounds of "primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef" packed by Nebraska Beef in Omaha, Nebraska, bringing Nebraska's bad beef total to a whopping 6.5 million pounds. Primal cuts...

Another European agency urges caution on approving cloned meat and dairy

The International Herald Tribune reports that the European Food Safety Authority has declined to give milk and meat from cloned animals a greenlight in its final report, published yesterday. Although it says that upon reviewing the existing scientific evidence, there appears to be no difference between the...

Wal-Mart sees the locavore light

The Associated Press reports that Wal-Mart plans to spend $400 million on locally grown produce this year, which the company defines as anything farmed within a state's boundaries. The company's Commitment to You web page states that the company "realize[s] the important role that American farmers play in...

Salon.com plays the locavoreanism-debunking game

The type of article lamented by a few commenters on my recent post about food miles vs. food choices made an appearance in Salon a few days ago. Starting with a provocative headline ("Is local food really miles better?") and subtitle ("Many of us now count 'food miles.' But local fruits and veggies may not...

Meeting my meat at Garden of Eden/Lionette’s Market in Boston

Johanna Kolodny is dedicated to working to change the food system at multiple levels. She has worked with the NYC Greenmarket and Slow Food, and taught undergraduate courses about the food system. A graduate of Williams College, she received her MA in Food Studies from New York University. On a frigid...

Digest – Blogs: Biotech & veggie protectionism, revenge of spent cows

Magi-non! line: Biotech seed producers are sick of France's pesky anti-GMO firebugs, so they're moving to friendlier climes in the Midwest and Brazil. The only problem with Andrew Leonard's funny headline — "Give us your poor, your tired, your genetic modification experiments" — is...

Digest – Features: Big local, organic Apple; Temple Grandin on the ‘guest test,’ proposed new nutrition label

Local food, 365 days a year: Kim Severson on the possibility that New York will build a large, permanent farmers market featuring local and seasonal produce, cheesemongers, butchers, and a selection of staples. Guess Whole Foods isn't doing the trick. (New York Times) We worship (at the) Temple Grandin: The...

Digest – Features: Hugh F-W and Jamie Oliver to set feathers flying, grass-fed beef ranchers in unlikely places

English chefs chew it better: The Times Online reports that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the TV chef and author of "The River Cottage Meat Book" is campaigning to get more middle-class Brits to pay more for humanely raised poultry. His campaign starts January 7 with "Hugh’s Chicken...

Chewin’ in Charleston

Noshette and I went down south to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend a wedding of an old childhood friend of hers and we did a little bit of Ethicureanating while we were there. (once the word Ethicurean gets an entry in the dictionary, we'll have to figure out how to conjugate it.) A quick bit of...

Digest – Blogs: Let’s scrap the Farm Bill, winter marketing, the golden age of apples

Just plow it under: Annie Myers reports on an event at NYU, “The Farm Bill 2007," with Marion Nestle, Dan Barber, Christina Grace, and the absent yet omnipresent omnivores-dilemma-in-chief — and makes an awesomely radical suggestion. "Maybe we should consider "scrapping the Farm...

Digest – Commentary: Tesco to open in poor neighborhoods, Monbiot on biofuels, GMO warriors

Testing Tesco: A hard look at British supermarket giant Tesco's promises it will open stores in U.S. "food deserts" like South Central L.A. (Los Angeles Times) Starve so we can drive: Journalist and activist George Monbiot decries how developing nations are being pushed to grow crops for ethanol,...

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