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Digest – News: PA still mulling “rBST-free” labels, USDA admits impotence, will flu make pigs fly?

Organic milk sales to skyrocket in Pennsylvania: That's the only silver lining in the news that as of Feb. 1, Pennsylvanian consumers won't be able to tell the difference between milk from farms that inject their cows with rBST and that from those that don't — unless the governor blocks the move by...

2007 Food Blog Awards: Eyes on the prize

It's hard to believe a year has gone by already, but once again, we've been nominated for Best Food Blog - Group in the Well Fed Network's Food Blog Awards. (A big bone-crushing virtual hug to readers Tammy, ExpatChef, Shuna, and Gloria for nominating us!) Last year we'd only been blogging for about six...

Digest – News: Answer to Alice Waters mystery, Farm Bill stalls again, avian flu back in UK

Umbrellas up, chickens — there's a deluge of catch-up links since last weekend's Digesting. O how we hate it when the RSS-feed headlines top 4,000. Alice on the Ameya Preserve: In a Wall Street Journal story titled "Politically Correct Developments: Montana Project Raises Ante for PC...

Digest – News: USDA loophole allows E. coli-positive beef to be sold, lots more news

Shit happens…to be legally sellable for consumption: "One federal inspector calls it the 'E. coli loophole.' Another says, 'Nobody would buy it if they knew.'" What are these officials talking about? A little-known fact that the USDA allows companies to sell meat that has tested positive...

American Meat Institute’s new video: “That does sound like good news for consumers!”

I'd be feeling a little sorry for the industrial meat industry right about now, if only it were just its ground beef and other products that were full of excrement. But no. It appears the fecal matter contamination extends to its communications with the public as well. Today the American Meat Institute...

Tongue in chic: On being a modern offal eater, plus recipe for poached beef tongue

Supposing you were asked to make something you've never made before for a potluck. What springs to mind? And what does it say about you? The range of dishes on offer at my friend Rachel's latest edition of Grub provided interesting insight into the culinary personalities of a roomful of (mostly) strangers....

Digest – Features: Cows — they’ll eat anything, Wendell Berry book & news

China, please, just say no: Several American feedlot cattle operators are starting up in China, where they hope to "kick start the consolidation of China's disorganized beef-production chain, bringing to Inner Mongolia all the high-volume efficiency — and social and environmental concerns —...

Digest – Research: Recent Congressional Research Service reports

This is the debut of a sporadic digest of somewhat more weighty documents than typical digest items. The "Research" digest will include scientific papers, policy reports, and similar academic items. Today's edition is a collection of Congressional Research Service reports. If you have never heard...

Digest – Blogsnacks: Russ Parsons says “Pay more!”, farmer reality show

Everybody's talking about: Michael Ruhlman gets spanked by Russ Parsons over whether farmers markets cater only to an elite audience who can afford "boutique" prices. The argument is old, but Parsons delivers a peachy-keen fresh take. (Ruhlman.com) Framing farming: Examining the sterile, landless...

“Los Angeles” brand carrots from Mexico sold in Quebec make me sick

I subscribe to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency food warning, recall, and allergy email notification service. This means that I receive an email every time any food produced, processed, or sold in Canada gets flagged as a possible danger and requires a warning. I receive warnings every single day, which...

Digest – Features & Blogsnacks: Olive oil switcheroo, raw milk makes NYT

FEATURES EVOO, Brute?: The trade in adulterated and/or fake olive oil has reached epic proportions. Meanwhile, instead of supporting small growers who make distinctive, premium oils, the "Italian government has consistently encouraged quantity over quality, to the benefit of large companies that sell...

Digest – Features: Wendell Berry Q&A, Farm Bill front-pager, more

FEATURES Wendell Berry for President: An all-too-short Q&A with agrarian philosopher and poet Wendell Berry, who's been writing about sustainable agriculture since back when Michael Pollan had an afro. A sample: "To shorten the distance as far as possible from the farm to the dinner plate just...

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