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Politics of the Plate: Sweet Victory

Courts are ruling against genetically engineered crops, but where does the Obama administration stand?
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Politics of the Plate: Talking the Talk on Sustainable Food

The USDA’s new Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative is a nice symbol, but will it actually change anything?
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Vendor Power

Becoming a street-food vendor is a time-honored road to success—but sometimes you need a helping hand to figure out the ropes.
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Politics of the Plate: Score One for Farm Workers

For the first time, a large Florida tomato grower agrees to increase wages and eliminate worker abuse in its fields.
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Politics of the Plate: Obama’s Fish Faux Pas

Thanks to the current administration’s inaction, the Gulf of Mexico will soon become home to unsustainable fish farms.
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Wine, War, and Global Warming

What does it take to make people care about climate change? In France and the U.S., very different kinds of arguments.
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Politics of the Plate: Casting the Food Safety Net too Wide

A bill recently passed by the House could have detrimental effects on small farmers.
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Cooking School for Soldiers

Sick of dishing out heat-and-eat meals, a group of Army Special Forces cooks enlists the help of a civilian chef.
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Seeds Of Change

With the world’s hungry topping one billion, a first lady—and it’s not Michelle—announces a fresh approach to food policy.
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Politics of the Plate: Family Farms or “Facilities”?

Why the new Food Safety Enhancement Act could spell trouble for small farmers.
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