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Our house on Halloween: a den of culinary waste

I had heard that, among the many reasons the French hate us, is our treatment of pumpkins. Americans ignore this noble vegetable for 11 months out of the year, and then suddenly are overcome with a murderous zeal for waste. The fact that we might choose to mutilate pumpkins, force them to bear wild flames [...]

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There are some nefarious farmers out there. I’m not talking about the factory farmers, or the weirdos who think it’s a good idea to feed fish heads to chickens. I’m talking about the folks hawking their wares at the North Center Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. But, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White You’ve probably heard about Roundup Ready crops, the Monsanto-created seeds that are resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. But did you know that “Agent Orange Ready” corn and soybeans may be on their way to a supermarket near you? Thanks to the utter failure of [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Curled up on the couch with The New York Times this past Sunday, I could almost hear the superhero theme song emanating from the White House. Or maybe it was “Macho Man”? This front page piece trumpeted the president’s “muscular show,” which “suggests a newly emboldened president who is [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White My father often tells a story of a chicken dinner he once prepared that involved a “whole fryer.” I toddled into the kitchen, perhaps curious as to what Da-da was doing in there. He held the bird that would become our dinner up for to his little daughter to [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White At the intersection of cocaine and Roundup in rural South America, Monsanto and the U.S. government are struggling to keep up appearances. That’s becoming more and more difficult as the unanticipated hazards of genetic modification become clearer. Back in April, Argentinean embryologist Andrés Carrasco gave an interview with a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The locavore may be an endangered species. The effort to eat food grown within 100 miles of one’s dinner table may someday be impossible, if the new breed of agricultural investor gets their way. In an article published late last week in the online version of Germany’s Der Spiegel, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In an article published online today for Mother Jones, Jonathan Stein reveals a media campaign against President Barack Obama’s choice of Cass Sunstein to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for what it is: a combination of fear mongering and downright lies. Stein expertly picks apart [...]