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Farming & Agriculture: Alternative Poultry Production Systems

Farming & Agriculture: Alternative Poultry Production Systems | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

AUSTRALIA:


Alternative poultry production systems are seen as complementary to conventional poultry production, however there have been some issues where both conventional and alternative production systems have been unfairly criticized by one another.

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From our friends down under.

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Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital - Diet and Nutrition Center - EverydayHealth.com

Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital - Diet and Nutrition Center - EverydayHealth.com | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Fruits and vegetables are essential for good health, but many Americans are not eating enough servings. Learn all the benefits of getting a rainbow of produce.
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If you think popping those Flintstones vitamins are going to keep you living longer, you might want to stop in the produce section instead.

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50 types of Italian coffee: espresso, cappuccino and many more

50 types of Italian coffee: espresso, cappuccino and many more | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Fancy a Coffee but you want more than a boring Espresso?? Discover the 50 different ways Italians have to enjoy their daily ritual...
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Wow, instead of a bucket list I might just settle for a cup list.

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Espresso heaven!

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Fill ‘er up: self-serve tanks bring wine to French supermarkets | Dr Vino's wine blog

Fill ‘er up: self-serve tanks bring wine to French supermarkets | Dr Vino's wine blog | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A spirited wine blog with independent picks for value vino, wine maps and commentary
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And visions of sugar plums, and cabernet, and mourvedre, and chardonnay are dancing in my head.

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Northern Michigan Artisan Foods Gain National Success Online | Creative Impact Michigan

Northern Michigan Artisan Foods Gain National Success Online | Creative Impact Michigan | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Creating handcrafted foods with infused flavors and the highest quality ingredients, artisans from Northern Michigan comprise the “carefully curated Michigan gift baskets” of TraverseGourmet.com, making a splash across the country.
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Norm and Cile are two smart and generous entrepreneurs leading the way with sales of northern Michigan food products.  And full disclosure, they've committed to supporting MLUI with a portion of their profits.  Congratulations you guys!

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Can Chicken Soup Cure the Common Cold?

Can Chicken Soup Cure the Common Cold? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Happy National Chicken Soup Day! The life span of a common cold can seem like an eternity.
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You know you want a bowl of this right now.  It makes me wonder what other cultural eqivalents to this there are around the world.  Anyone know?

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Why Limiting Antibiotics on the Farm Is a Fight That Can Be Won

Why Limiting Antibiotics on the Farm Is a Fight That Can Be Won | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Ask a dozen food activists what political change they want to see in 2013 and you'll get a dozen different answers, maybe two dozen: Restrict sodium in packaged foods. Label genetically modified ingredients.
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Should limiting antibiotics in the food system be our first priority?

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A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits: Our Complete ‘Crop at a Glance’ Collection - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits: Our Complete ‘Crop at a Glance’ Collection - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Our comprehensive crop guide covers growing organic vegetables and fruits in your garden. Each guide explains how to plant crops, when to plant, how to deal with common pests and diseases naturally, and more.
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A big list of organic crops and how best to grow them.

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Asian market in Missouri becomes hub of many different immigrant communities | PRI.ORG

Asian market in Missouri becomes hub of many different immigrant communities | PRI.ORG | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years.
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This is a great long-form story from PRI's The World program focusing on a new market in Columbia, Missouri that specializes in foods from around the world for the communities of immigrants in the area.

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Holiday Overindulgence Got You Down? Blame Your "Food Clock" - Forbes

Holiday Overindulgence Got You Down? Blame Your "Food Clock" - Forbes | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Holiday Overindulgence Got You Down? Blame Your "Food Clock"
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That pesky “holiday 10″ pounds that's tipping the scales this week may be easier to lose than you think.
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My food clock is digital... the time always seems to be correct.

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The Man Who Invented Chicken Nuggets—18 Years Before McDonald’s Did

The Man Who Invented Chicken Nuggets—18 Years Before McDonald’s Did | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
We think we know the chicken nugget: small, salty, and spongy, derided by Michael Pollan and reviled by Jamie Oliver, who recreated them on camera by whizzing a chicken in a food processor and forcing it through a sieve.
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The Jamie Oliver episode mentioned was pretty gross.  He did that in front a group of elementary school students, who all went "ewwwww", and then he asked them if they'd eat it, and they all said "YES!"

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How to build a hydroponic tomato grower - by Trenna Sue Hiler - Helium

Hydroponics is thousands of years old.Now it seems that it is becoming perfected.  Even home gardeners are able to build hydroponic tomato g..., Trenna Sue Hiler (How to build a hydroponic tomato grower - http://t.co/L1WHvedW)...
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Build your own hydroponic garden.  

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Vegetables to grow that are high in calcium - by Srikanth Radhakrishna - Helium

Food grown in your own vegetable garden is fresh and healthy. Having your own vegetable garden can be a fulfilling experience. Calcium, ..., Srikanth Radhakrishna (Vegetables to grow that are high in calcium.
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For those of us that don't eat a lot of dairy products, this is good info.

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15 Foods That Fight Chronic Pain - iVillage

15 Foods That Fight Chronic Pain - iVillage | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The latest science suggests that changing the way we eat may ease chronic pain. Research is revealing that certain foods may reduce chronic inflammation, block pain signals in our bodies, and increase brain chemicals that make us feel good.
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I do pump up the capsacin in hot peppers to help with hip pain.  No doubt.

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10 things health foods won’t tell you

10 things health foods won’t tell you | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
How the wrong picks may slim shoppers’ wallets — while adding to their waistlines.
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Long article with some astounding discoveries about consumer behavior and the marketing (and regulatory environment) that inspires it.

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Sexy Pancakes - Just Cook It.

Sexy Pancakes - Just Cook It. | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Sexy Pancakes!  Now we're talkin'!

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The recipe is awesome, and the graphics are even awesomer.

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Small Wonders

Small Wonders | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Mini nutrition resolutions will improve your diet and boost your performance.
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These never work for me, so who knows.  Maybe it's the year of mini resolutions for Palladino.

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Tamari Greens, Miso Yams: Chef Gives Vegans Multicultural Flavor : NPR

Tamari Greens, Miso Yams: Chef Gives Vegans Multicultural Flavor : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Chef and author Bryant Terry is on a quest to popularize the plant-based, vegan diet. Inspired by his own family's roots, his latest project involves blending African- and Asian-American cuisines.
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Vegan Soul Food!  Sounds like my dream a few weeks back of combining the Soul Hole (local soul food restaurant - cholesterol be damned) with the OM Cafe' (local vegetarian/vegan-inspired cuisine).  

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Root Stock Propagation

Root Stock Propagation | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Curious about how rootstock is propagated? Here’s a nice introduction by farmer Stephen Hayesuk. Have a particularly challenging soil? A serial graft may be more appropriate. Look for an HTF ...
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I once owned an antique apple orchard.  That is to say an orchard containing trees averaging 75 years old or more.  I started to graft shoots from these trees onto newer stock, but only had enough knowledge to be dangerous with a pruning knife and some tar.  This looks interesting, and would've been helpful back in the day.

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Shop at a Salvage Grocery Store and Save a Ton of Money on Food

Shop at a Salvage Grocery Store and Save a Ton of Money on Food | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
While there are lots of ways to save money at the regular supermarket, to make your food dollars go even further, consider shopping at a salvage grocery (a.k.a.
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In my consulting days, on a per diem, I have to say that I shopped at these places.  Sometimes "dollar" stores too. For many commodity items, even organic, they were much cheaper than large groceries.  Why not?

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How Fruit Will Save the World; The Sweet, Simple Solution

http://foodnsport.com If you are worried about the environment, if you want to see an Earth abundant with life, if you desire a world that is peaceful, then ...
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A little sales-pitchy, but everything in here is sensible from an ecological perspective.

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Artodyssey: Carved Fruits and Vegetables

Artodyssey: Carved Fruits and Vegetables | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
For more extensive artist's bio, articles and list of exhibitions, visit artist(s) website(s). Many of the images displayed on this site are copyrighted, and are used here only for purposes of education or critical review.
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As an ex-restauranteur, I've always thought of great food as an art form. This article takes it to another level completely!

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Online farmer’s market enables local, subscription-based food communities

Online farmer’s market enables local, subscription-based food communities | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Farmigo connects local farms with groups such as workplaces, schools and community centers for custom delivery subscriptions direct to a convenient community location.
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And another model for local, online based, food distribution.

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An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance? : NPR

An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance? : NPR | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Thousands of years ago, ancient farmers gained the ability to consume milk as adults without getting an upset stomach. A remarkable mutation let some of them digest lactose sugar.
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Huh, I didn't know that.

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Vegetables rich in iron - by Srikanth Radhakrishna - Helium

Vegetables rich in iron - by Srikanth Radhakrishna - Helium | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes which are necessary for good health and general well being. This essential mineral is presen..., Srikanth Radhakrishna (Vegetables rich in iron.
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OK, I'll take two of these from the same place.  How about iron in your diet without eating meat?

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