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Politics of the Plate: Feta Accompli

A new study suggests that consuming raw milk may be safer than eating raw greens.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Soft-Shell Crab Shortage, Microbial Fruit Garnishes, and rBST

Soft-shell crabs may no longer mark the beginning of spring; lemon wedges are health hazards; and the rBST battle gets a litmus test.
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Politics of the Plate: Organic Nutrition, the Dirt on Greens, and Glass in Yogurt

A study disproves two myths about organic produce, and Stonyfield recalls its yogurt. Plus, is our growing appetite for greens to blame for food poisoning?
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Wheat Germs, rBST, and Dirty Bagged Spinach

Impoverished populations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and neighboring countries face widespread starvation if a virulent crop disease continues to spread.
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Politics of the Plate: Drugs, Superbugs, and Good Trans Fats

The more chicken and pork a woman eats, the more likely she is to develop antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, a study says.
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Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: Contraband Cuisine

Countries around the globe have differing standards of food safety.

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The Gourmet Q + A: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan speaks with Gourmet’s Christy Harrison about whale blubber, fake milk, and his new book, In Defense of Food.
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Udderly Serious

Mark January down as Milk Month. The beverage promises to be much in the news.
food politics

Dung Danger

Indoor air quality is a serious public health issue in South Asia, with cooking fires leading to thousands of deaths annually.
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Hoppin' Mad

In its report "Paths to a Low-Carbon Future," Greenpeace suggested that Australians eat kangaroos to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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