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food politics

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.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Salmon on Drugs

A new report indicates rampant antibiotic use at Chilean fish farms, which supply most of the U.S.’s farmed salmon.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: In Praise of Eggplant

It may not be America’s favorite vegetable, but in this garden, eggplant makes magic.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Playing in the Dirt

Give a kid a garden, and let the games begin.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Toxic Strawberries?

California’s governor will soon decide whether to approve a new—and possibly very dangerous—pesticide for use on this beloved summer fruit.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Before and After the Blight

Widespread in the Northeast, late blight is a tomato and potato disease you need to know about, and fast.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Organic Warfare

An advocacy group criticizes the USDA’s “dysfunctional” management of the nation’s organic program.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Tomato Support Group

It ain’t heavy; it’s my tomato plant. And it needs help now, in the form of a cage, a stake, or even a bamboo teepee.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Peas Treaty

There is never a sweeter meal than the first from the early summer garden.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: When Organic Is Not Organic

USDA certified organic fish doesn’t exist—but you wouldn’t necessarily know it to read the labels at a seafood counter.
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