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Digest – Commentary/features: SOLE supply blockages, choco woes, go bananas

COMMENTARY Feeling lucky, punk?: "Diet for a Dead Planet" author Christopher D. Cook on how Downergate represents the Russian roulette we've been playing with our food safety system...and now the "deregulated chickens, cows and pigs have come home to roost." (LA Times) Us and them:...

Digest – Features: Good food for the poor, Pollan ready for next topic, cloned milk no worse than regular

SOLE food for all: Despite the title, "The Poor Get Diabetes, the Rich Get Local and Organic," this is not just another diatribe on class and the food movement. Mark Winne, who has a new book, "Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty," talks to low-income families...

Digest – News: Farm Bill foundering, FRESH Act fails, FDA-China pact

Farm Bill deja chew all over again: Both House Ag Chair Collin Peterson and his Senate counterpart Tom Harkin agree that there will be no major changes in payment limits when the 2007 Farm Bill finally gets passed. Insightful as usual, Peterson said that most Americans just want to know that whatever farm...

Digest – News: Farm Bill moving again, pork brain illness, WIC gets healthier

All we want for Christmas is a new Farm Bill: The Senate finally moved forward on the Farm Bill today after agreeing to limit the amendments debated to 20 each for Democrats and Republicans. But a new law could still be months away. (Brownfield Network) Canary in the pork mind: Minnesota state health...

Digest – News: Seattle market bans HFCS, fertilizing Malawi, FDA bashes self

The Ethicurean's Digestion system is still not back to normal. Tonight we accidentally marked 5,487 RSS headlines as "read" when they weren't, so despite backtracking we probably missed lots of good stuff. Feel free to add your supplemental pointers in the comments. Saying no to the devil's candy:...

Digest – Blogs: Local focal, 0157 by the numbers, courting food stamps

In local parentis: Continuing our circle of mutual linkage, we agree with Lainie that it's important to distinguish between local food and products that are made by a local people using possibly nonlocal ingredients — and support both. While her solution, LoCo foods, for made by a local company, is...

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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