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McDonald's fast-food fish gets Eco-label as sustainable - Los Angeles Times

McDonald's fast-food fish gets Eco-label as sustainable - Los Angeles Times | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
McDonald's fast-food fish gets Eco-label as sustainable
Los Angeles Times
Not only does this certify all its fish sandwiches are from one of the best-managed U.S.
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Still wouldn't get me to buy anything in there.

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New proposed food truck ordinance sparking mixed reaction - WWL

New proposed food truck ordinance sparking mixed reaction - WWL | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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NEW ORLEANS -- New proposed legislation changing how food trucks operate in New Orleans was officially introduced at this week's City Council meeting.
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And from New Orleans... the food truck craze is forcing communities to rush new regulations.

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Your Food & More wishlist for 2013 - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Your Food & More wishlist for 2013 - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) Your Food & More wishlist for 2013 Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) For the last 30 days or so, every food writer in the country has waxed poetic about their top food moments of 2012, predicted upcoming trends...
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The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution: Alice Waters: 9780307336798: Amazon.com: Books

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I rarely put outright advertisements here. Let this be an exception.

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Local food is very often cheaper than the supermarket, cheap food, local food

Local food is very often cheaper than the supermarket, cheap food, local food | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

UK: buy local food buy seasonal food farm shops sustainable food organic food (RT @findlocalfood: Buying local can often be cheaper than supermarkets. How do you know?

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Our friends in the UK are looking hard at the economic benefits of Local Food too.

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Wild Fermentation | Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious! :: Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation | Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious! :: Wild Fermentation | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Resources for fermenting a vast range of nutritious and delicious live-culture foods and drinks.
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Who woulda thunk, a whole portal for wild fermentation. My attempts at a lot of this stuff always did seem a bit sci-fi. (Thanks to Shelly Youngman for this post.)

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Do You Think It's Annoying When People Take Pictures of Their Food?

Do You Think It's Annoying When People Take Pictures of Their Food? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Yum, that food you ordered is so beautifully presented that you're going to take a lovely photo of it, aren't you? I bet you're going to use the flash because it's dark in this fancy restaurant, too, huh?
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Follow up to the NY Times blog post below about taking photos at restaurants.

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On Job Creation—Local Fruits and Vegetables vs. Corn and Soybeans

On Job Creation—Local Fruits and Vegetables vs. Corn and Soybeans | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
#localfood On Job Creation—Local Fruits and Vegetables vs. Corn and Soybeans | Common Dreams http://t.co/JiqRLtTm
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From a study in 2010 based by the Leopold Center.  Our Michigan friend Rich Pirog is one of the editors.

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Restaurants Turn Camera Shy

Restaurants Turn Camera Shy | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Taking pictures when dining out has become as common as ordering dessert, but a growing backlash has prompted creative measures and even some outright photo bans.
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Yup, seen this.  Must admit to doing it myself on occasion too.

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U.N. launches new fight against food waste

U.N. launches new fight against food waste | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Anywhere from a third to half of all food produced gets chucked. What are we gonna do about it? ("U.N.
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This goes out to my friend Carter at Carter's Compost. Wow!

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15 Very Cool Food Festivals Around The World

15 Very Cool Food Festivals Around The World | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food festivals have certainly come a long way in the past couple of years. No longer are they sparsely attended fringe events popping up in hotel ballrooms.
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This is a great way to the see the world and experience other cultures... through their food.

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Agriculture must become a national priority

Agriculture must become a national priority | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The last U.S. Congress, stumbling along the fiscal cliff, fearful of public angst over potential doubling and tripling milk prices, extended the farm bill for nine months. That was not a victory for anyone, certainly not for farmers.
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This farm bill business is very confusing.  Interesting to read a column from my old homeland in North Dakota where agriculture is a very different beast than in Michigan.

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An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight : NPR

An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian recently uncovered the menu from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural ball, and it provides an interesting look at how different the celebrations were just 148 years ago.
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President Lincoln's inaugural fete could be the centerpiece of any haute cuisine restaurant menu today.

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What to expect at your local farm gate

What to expect at your local farm gate | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
You’re spoilt for choice with local eating options in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. For some official insider tips on how to keep ‘up to taste’ with the flavours of the region, meet the families...
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Our friends in Australia are doing good work with their food system, despite those horrific draughts.

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Prices of Energy, Food Hurt Americans' Finances Most - Gallup.com

Prices of Energy, Food Hurt Americans' Finances Most - Gallup.com | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Prices of Energy, Food Hurt Americans' Finances Most Gallup.com PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are most likely to say the price of energy, the price of food, taxes, and healthcare costs are hurting their family's finances a lot or a little, out of a...
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Interesting data fro Gallup on the list of woes Americans have been feeling.

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What If the World's Soil Runs Out?

What If the World's Soil Runs Out? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A broken food system is destroying the soil and fuelling health crises as well as conflicts, warns Professor John Crawford of the University of Sydney
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If you live in a city, you probably don't understand the reality of topsoil. To learn about it you must travel the midwest or the plains states. This story asks the unthinkable question for farmers.

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Organic grocery chain CEO bans products marketed to kids with cartoon characters: 'I think that kind of marketing is sleazy...'

Organic grocery chain CEO bans products marketed to kids with cartoon characters: 'I think that kind of marketing is sleazy...' | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A Washington D.C. area organic food store chain has pulled all products from its shelves that are marketed directly to children via the inclusion of images of cartoon characters from children’s books, films and TV.
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Thinking there's a direct correlation between the prevelance of cartoon characters on a box to the amount of sugar inside it.

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Harvard serves up its own ‘Plate’

Harvard serves up its own ‘Plate’ | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal, was unveiled today by Harvard nutrition experts.
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Harvard gives a subtle slap in the plate to the US Government's MyPlate diagram.  Through their own research they identify holes in the MyPlate system.

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Local Food: Not Just For The Wealthy

Local Food: Not Just For The Wealthy | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
This family isn't raising its own pigs/chickens/goats because it's trendy, but because it makes sense financially and works as an important lesson for kids to learn in raising animals.
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A great example of one person taking their health into their own hands quite literally.

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Seasonal - Seasonal food - BBC Good Food

Seasonal - Seasonal food - BBC Good Food | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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This is from the UK, but lines up fairly close to the 45th parallel for us. Nice chart though.

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Buying 'funny fruit' will help feed the world: UN

Buying 'funny fruit' will help feed the world: UN | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Make a shopping list and buy 'funny fruit,' it will cut food waste and help 'shape a sustainable future,' the United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agriculture Organzation said on Tuesday.
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Related to the global food waste item below. 

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How Do Pathogens Get Into Produce? | Food Safety News

How Do Pathogens Get Into Produce? | Food Safety News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food Safety News: How Do Pathogens Get Into Produce? http://t.co/Z17rfpGs
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Great question. In the midst of recent produce-related outbreaks of food borne illnesses, do we know where the pathogens originate?

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Wine, table grape growers face low prices despite high quality

Wine, table grape growers face low prices despite high quality | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Australia: Despite an excellent growing season resulting in high-quality fruit, wine and table grape growers are again dealing with low prices this year.

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20 of your tales of vegetarian woe

20 of your tales of vegetarian woe | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
What do vegetarians eat in a country where refusing meat is regarded as a sign of madness? Readers tell us about their travels. (RT @swrb1: "Vegetables is what food eats!
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And a nice follow-up to the story below (McDonald's lawsuit in Detroit) where I mention my Mom's reluctance to allow for my vegetarian diet.

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McDonald's Restaurant To Pay Up Over False Advertising Claims

McDonald's Restaurant To Pay Up Over False Advertising Claims | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
DEARBORN, Mich. — McDonald's and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.
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A little disrespect goes a long way.  What a fruitless idea to claim something untrue. Reminds me of my mom telling me that the meat sauce she made for the pasta was vegetarian.  "Oh they're just little pieces." 

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