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Andy McFarlane is doing a great job with his new, and very hip, website EatDrinkTC.  Today's story features The Kitchen on Woodmere on the near east side.

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This is our collection of news, articles, interviews, videos, and other ideas that we've found related to Local Food Systems. We'll accept any article that connects to this concept.  Some will be about farming, others about food, some where the "local" suggests small communities here in Michigan where we live, and still others whose "local" is in Europe or Asia.  The idea is to connect the dots for the ongoing conversation of Local Food Systems wherever they may be, so we can be better informed.

We put these here in one place after weeding through the chaff. We provide what's interesting and pertinent while excluding purely promotional materials. You should feel confident when you click on one of these links that it won't lead you through some spammy, scammy, adventure before you get to the heart of the matter.

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Michigan Land Use Institute
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Are Americans Paying Too Much for Meat?

Are Americans Paying Too Much for Meat? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Christopher Leonard, author of the recently released book The Meat Racket, joins the News Hub with an investigative look at how four companies muscled their way to controlling America's meat supply. Photo: Getty.
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Where do you get your meat?  Well actually, where does your butcher get your meat?  That's the question answered by Christopher Leonard. Is there a monopoly of meat producers controlling our meat supply?  Um, yup.

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Does it Pay to Keep a Cow? - Chelsea Green

Does it Pay to Keep a Cow? - Chelsea Green | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Originally published as The Cow Economy in the 1970s, Keeping a Family Cow is the revised and updated Chelsea Green edition of Joann Grohman’s classic homesteader guide to owning a family cow. In this adapted article below, Grohman – who, at 85, still milks her cow daily – walks newcomers through the economics, and the …
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I remember seeing this book many years ago in a "hippie" bookstore in Minneapolis. Good to see it being revived.

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Organic Dairy Farmers Hit by California Drought

Organic Dairy Farmers Hit by California Drought | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Organic farmers in California face unique issues in this devastating drought, leading some to bow out … or sell cows fo…
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If you're trying to predict the potential effects of the coming drought, look no further.

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New Report: Americans Love Pizza

New Report: Americans Love Pizza | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Like football, pop music, and democracy itself, pizza follows in the long American tradition of things that began overseas before the United States imported, violently altered, and eventually defined the institution.
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I grew up in the Bronx.  This is something akin to suggesting we breathe air.

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GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal | Inhabitat New York City

GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal | Inhabitat New York City | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
JetBlue and GrowNYC have partnered to bring a farmers market to JFK's Terminal 5 through October 31st. (Yes. Farmer's Markets in airports. At least now the fringe religions won't be the only booth selling flowers.
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Look closely here and you'll see a bike-powered smoothie mixer, and a bee hive!  Wonder what TSA had to say about all those potential threats!

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The Best Temperatures and Uses for Common Cooking Oils

The Best Temperatures and Uses for Common Cooking Oils | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
We've talked about why you should have more than one cooking oil in your kitchen, but this graphic breaks down the differences between them nicely. It shows you smoke points for common oils, and their most popular uses, all in one good-looking chart.
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This is good.

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Food Politics » How to get people to buy healthier food: cardboard cutouts?

Food Politics » How to get people to buy healthier food: cardboard cutouts? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Cut outs of local GPs used in Morrison's fruit & veg aisles. Genius! Sales up by 20% http://t.co/LGTW8oU8l0
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Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
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Wondering if I can deposit my paycheck with the same system, after I've eaten a gut-bomb.

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South Brooklyn distilleries produce with local passion - New York Post

South Brooklyn distilleries produce with local passion - New York Post | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
South Brooklyn distilleries produce with local passion
New York Post
Now hopping on the borough's artisanal bandwagon are small-batch distillers, who are producing local whiskey, rum and other spirits all along the East River.
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Brooklyn today is the Silicon Valley of foodies.  Great stuff happening there on all levels.

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Bourbon family tree

Bourbon family tree | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Oh, be still my heart!  And my palate. 

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This Is Your Brain on Sugar

This Is Your Brain on Sugar | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
According to some US health experts, eating too much sugar can be as bad for you as smoking or drinking a lot of alcohol. This video from TED Ed explains just what sugar does to your brain and body—and why it's so addictive.
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Sugar, we need it... and it's constantly trying to kill us.

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Why one restaurateur bought a farm in rural New York - Upstart

Why one restaurateur bought a farm in rural New York
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Why one restaurateur bought a farm in rural New York. Enlarge Image ». Roslyn and David Zecchini bought a farm to supplement their supply of fresh produce.
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A restauranteur gives back to his customers, and community by purchasing a farm.

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Capital City Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Washington, DC

Capital City Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Washington, DC | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food Tank highlights ten urban agriculture projects in Washington, DC.
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Capital City Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Washington, DC

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Farm Confessional: Secrets of a Supermarket Produce Buyer - Modern Farmer

Farm Confessional: Secrets of a Supermarket Produce Buyer - Modern Farmer | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
"A lot goes into this business if it's done right, a lot of psychology. We aren't just throwing up stuff and hoping you'll buy it."
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Fantastic article with real insight from a retail buyer on what it takes to get your product noticed and bought in the produce aisle.

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A "Fresh" Perspective

A "Fresh" Perspective | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A Review of the Film "Fresh" By Tricia Phelps There are countless documentaries making comments on the current state of our food system. They each differ in varying degrees of tragedy, omission, ho...
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We showed this film at our Food and Farm Summit a couple weeks back.  Tricia Phelps has a review for you here.

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Could this baker solve the gluten mystery?

Could this baker solve the gluten mystery? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Plus: a recipe for whole-wheat bread that doesn't suck.
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As a twice a week sourdough baker, this makes sense to me.

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Come Tour the McNugget Factory

Come Tour the McNugget Factory | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

 element Colored chicks at a market in Amman, Jordan (Ali Jarekji/Reuters)In a popular gesture of transparency-in-advertising this week, McDonald's gave the world a walking tour of its McNugget creation process.

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You know that plot element in Walking Dead that never comes up?  It's the origins of the plague that started it all.  Yeah, well I think I just figured it out.

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Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers

Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
CLOVIS, CALIF. — Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures.
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And this is supposed to be surprising who?

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Weekend Roundup: National Pie Day Edition

Weekend Roundup: National Pie Day Edition | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
January 23rd is National Pie Day, and we at eatdrinkTC can certainly get behind any day  dedicated to pie!
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Who can resist pie, especially on National Pie Day!?  Andy and Laura from EatDrinkTC give us an update for northern Michigan's pie future.

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DC Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind - NPR (blog)

DC Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind - NPR (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
NPR (blog)
DC Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind
NPR (blog)
Chef Furard Tate is the kind of man who never sits still.
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A terrific philosophy of food within the brief piece.  "When an adult realizes that a young person took that process and is actually learning how to make everything, it actually means even more, because it reminds us that: My education started at home," he says.

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375-pound 'minipig' inspires 2 men to go vegan

375-pound 'minipig' inspires 2 men to go vegan | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Esther won the hearts of the men who adopted her, and they're sharing her story in hopes of inspiring others to see animals as more than meat.
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I used to raise pigs on my farm.  They were smart, with real personalities, like dogs.  We had to create a separation of roles so that my partner fed and cared for them, while I would step in to dispatch them when the time came. And this was usually when she was out to town. But, never, ever did they step foot in our home.

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The Pizza Belt: the Most Important Pizza Theory You'll Read

The Pizza Belt: the Most Important Pizza Theory You'll Read | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Recently, the subject of the varying quality of pizza by region has been raised, thanks in part to discussions of Washington, D.C., which has been accused, disparagingly and incorrectly, of being unable "to produce a single decent slice of pizza."...
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There are some of us, who cut our pizza teeth in the heart of this belt who would strongly disagree with its breadth.  And the truth of the matter resembles more a "pizza thread" connecting a few, select, joints from Staten Island through Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

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GMO labeling: Is the fight worth it? - Washington Post

GMO labeling: Is the fight worth it? - Washington Post | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
GMO labeling: Is the fight worth it?
Washington Post
There are a few other things I think we should keep in mind: 1. We already know if we're eating GMOs. Answering one simple question will ... First, the whole foods.
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The Washington Post has a great article today on whether to keep pushing the edges of the GMO labeling debate.

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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, January 15, 12:24 PM

A very controversial and hard-hitting piece. 

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Factory Farms Are Accelerating an Antibiotics Nightmare

Factory Farms Are Accelerating an Antibiotics Nightmare | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Science only gets clearer: Factory farms are accelerating an antibiotics nightmare. Political ties help it happen.
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Another justification for organic farming.

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American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S. | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Trappist monks are known for world-class beers. The first U.S.-made brew goes on sale next week.
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"Saints be praised!"

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