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Eating well: it’s not as simple as it looks

I was in high school when I read that vitamin A deficiency was the leading cause of preventable¬†blindness¬†in children worldwide, a deficiency that led to premature death from ridiculously preventable diseases in Africa, Asia, anywhere poverty and malnutrition had settled … Continue reading

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Healthy vs. local

Those of us who work on local food issues often seem like a homogeneous group. We all believe the current food system is broken, and we all put our faith in local food to fix it. But on closer inspection, … Continue reading

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What “local” means

Mac Stone, chair of the National Organic Standards Board, spoke yesterday at the annual conference of the Organic Association of Kentucky, making a case for what “organic” means these days, that the consumer can trust the term even as it … Continue reading

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Does school food need the nugget?

The chicken nugget is the apotheosis of school lunch, for good and ill. It is the food that all children will eat, and many school food service directors believe it serves their most important goal — to feed children. Yet … Continue reading

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