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The Case for Produce

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Melody Moezzi

I never had to say nectarine, so I knew it -- and quince and honeydew and eggplant and persimmon and cucumber and more -- only in Farsi. I just didn't have to use those words often enough in the presence of Americans to notice I hadn't learned them.

Some Top Cancer Fighting Foods, From Ellie Krieger (VIDEO)

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders had some excellent tips to share with us when it comes to eating foods that can help preve...

Changing the Way We Eat

David McInerney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home
David McInerney

When's the last time you've loved a piece of fruit? I mean, really, truly loved? Who wants to eat a dry, white-centered strawberry? And there's no way our kids are eating their fruits and vegetables if they don't taste great. They'll choose artificially sweetened treats over the sad little strawberry every time.

5 Late-Summer Farmers' Market Recipes

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

The summer harvest is still at its peak, and in just one visit to the market (with a few helpers to assist you in carrying the goods!), you can prepare several quick, healthful, and mouthwatering dishes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with family and friends!

The History of Wine and the Future of Tomatoes

Dan Allen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Dan Allen

We sacrifice a lot of flavor in our quest for cheap, easily shipped food. But the industry is headed in the right direction. It's only a matter of time before tomatoes will have their Paris Wine Tasting moment.

Falling in Love... With Dirt

Craig McCord | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Craig McCord

Paul Quinn College recently abandoned its football program and converted the field into a working organic farm maintained by the students themselves.

'Food Forest' To Let Urbanites Pick Own Produce Right Down The Street

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

SEATTLE — A plot of grass sits in the middle of Seattle, feet from a busy road and on a hill that overlooks the city's skyline. But it's no ordi...

Planting Season vs. Playing Season

Liz Neumark | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

In the northeast, we talk about field to fork in under 24 hours and can truly appreciate the enhanced flavor profile of freshly picked, quickly eaten produce. To eat oranges this fresh made the long trip out west even more rewarding.

Rachel Tepper

Bus-Based Market Gears Up Sell Fresh, Cheap Produce In D.C. Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With awareness growing about "food desert" communities locally, one area restaurant consortium is launching a new program aiming to brin...

A Mobile Strategy for America's Eating Problem

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 10.04.2011 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

Rather than going hungry, millions of Americans are turning to calorie-dense fast food that won't break the bank. But programs that bring affordable, wholesome foods to neighborhoods that crave them are popping up everywhere.

Michelle Obama's Food Desert Crusade

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity moved a step forward Wednesday with the announcement that Wal-Mart and other retaile...

Chipotle More Than Doubles Its Fresh Produce

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver

Chipotle plans to more than double its use of local produce this year, increasing its fresh food supply by at least 10 million pounds. In a busine...

Best Friends Forever? Produce Growers and Pesticide Makers Deepen Their Bond

Ken Cook | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

The produce industry claims that public health concerns prompted it to become the public face of a campaign to defend pesticides on produce, primarily to counter Environmental Working Group's popular annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides.

The Best Salad I Ever Served

Rebecca Shoval | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shoval

I enjoyed making food for people in restaurants and did some rewarding catering in the past. None of that compared to the utter pleasure of distributing our unbelievably fresh, sustainably grown produce for the first week of our CSA.

Farmers Markets: Denver's Best 6

| Sheri L. Thompson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Denver

The fields have begun producing, and Colorado’s farmers are bringing their goods to the city. Pick up locally made, organic, fresh produce at these ...

Michel Nischan, Chef, Brings Farmers Markets To Families On Food Stamps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When his son was diagnosed with diabetes, Chef Michel Nischan quickly became aware of the connection between health and the affordability of nutritiou...

How Fresh Is Your Produce? This Barcode Would Fade As Produce's Freshness Does

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of designers have decided that there's got to be a better way to find the freshest produce in a supermarket. They've come up with a barcode th...

The True Cost of Cheap Foam Packaging

Richard W. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard W. Feldman

Look around your supermarket and you'll see fresh meat and produce all packaged on the ubiquitous foam tray. It's designed to keep low-shelf-life food fresh, but it lasts forever. Where the sense in that?

Beyond Hippies And Treehuggers: The Urban Farming Revolution

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fres...