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Kim O'Donnel
For more than a decade, Seattle-based journalist and chef Kim O'Donnel has dispensed cooking advice at numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Culinate and USA Today. She is a regular contributor to Real Food Right Now, a weekly seasonal produce series on Ecocentric. Kim is the founder of Canning Across America, a collective dedicated to the revival of putting up food, and the author of two cookbooks, most recently The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations.

Entries by Kim O'Donnel

GMO Labeling Lifeline by the Numbers & Brands

(12) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 5:26 PM

We have reported (here and here) on the mounting opposition by big Food and Ag to I-522, the Washington state ballot initiative to label genetically modified food. Some have asked about the forces at work supporting the measure.

The opposition has raised $22 million...

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Junk Food Companies Dish up More Anti-GMO Labeling Dough

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:32 PM

2013-10-30-supermarketaisle.jpgWith just six days left until Washington state voters decide on I-522, the ballot initiative to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), money for the opposition continues to pour in. According to the state's Public Disclosure Commission, the No on...

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Cooking as the Cornerstone of a Sustainable Food System

(5) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 11:24 AM


"How cool is this!"

Susan, a 68-year-old retiree from Philadelphia, was on her maiden voyage with her new toy, a salad spinner.

As she pulled the spinner's retractable cord, the room filled with a rattling hum, similar to a washing...

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While HCR Vote Is Underway, Connecting Health and Care to the Stove

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2010 | 6:49 PM

As the country waits in nail-biting anticipation of the House vote on health care reform, there is something we can actually do: Cook.

Remember that thing called Sunday dinner? Let's give it a try.

Let's see what happens when we bypass the drive-thru window or the...

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On World Food Day: Hunger Paint-by-Numbers, A Year Later

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 4:32 PM

For 30 years on this day, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has organized World Food Day, to help bring awareness of global hunger and food insecurity. As I learned at this time last year, the numbers tell this story better than any analysis or punditry.

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The United States of Canning

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2009 | 5:40 PM

July 15 started off as an ordinary work day in the life of this online food writer, a day of deadlines and endless electronic messages sprinkled in with Twitter breaks, the 21st-century version of the water cooler conversation.

The motley crew that comprises my Twitter-verse consists of...

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