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Life in the Slow Food Lane
Where does our food come from? How do we eat locally? What foods are best for the environment? RICHARD CORNISH ponders.
Supermarkets and the beef industry don't want you to know they use hormones
A sneak peek of a Chinese document showed facilities for irradiating garlic. We show you how to spot Chinese garlic and how to find the local stuff.
People from rural immigrant backgrounds often have diverse skills that allow them to grow food on the average suburban block
The phenomena of losing farmland to cities is happening across the nation. As our cities expand, our farming land disappears because it is more valuable for housing, industry or hobby farming.
There is a rural idyll that sits behind a lot of the green idealism: back to basics; the past was better; live simply from the land.
When we were growing up, my sister and I collected thousands of mushrooms that we sold by the roadside. Year after year, we returned and each time it seemed there were fewer and fewer mushrooms.
I don't think the government gets organic. They control the amount of chemicals allowed in food, the labeling of GM foods, and the recall of foods. But they don't support organics.
I was in the north of country trying to find someone who was selling anguilas, or baby eels. You're too late," said the man in the San Sebastian market. They've all been eaten!"
I am not one to normally eavesdrop into other peoples' conversations but I did hear something that disturbed me.
A few years back I was afflicted by a crisis of confidence. Why should I spend my life writing about food? Unfortunately, for many years food writing had been about restaurant reviews and new books from celebrity chefs.