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Agriculture Sector

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014

    MEAT IS MURDER

    Joseph urges you to man up

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    BjornQorn: Bard Grads Cook Up Solar-Popped Popcorn

    In the epic quest to find the perfect snack, New Yorkers may want to take a turn into Brooklyn to buy a bag of BjornQorn, a bold popcorn looking not only to become your go-to nosh but maybe even to save the world. Former freshman dorm-mates at Bard College, Bjorn Quenemoen and Jamie O'Shea combined ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 20, 2013

    Recycled Jokes

    Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming

  • Voice Choices

    November 20, 2013

    RECYCLED JOKES

    Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013

    CALL TO ACTION

    Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013

    SCREEN GEM

    Basil Twist revives dogugaeshi

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    October 10, 2012

    PORK IT OVER

    Vegans and vegetarians, look away!

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Hershey's Will Only Use Certified Cocoa

    Hershey's is taking a humanitarian step with their latest initiative. The chocolate producing factory has vowed only to use certified cocoa for all of its products by 2020. The initiative is an attempt to help eliminate child labor in regions of West Africa. According to Hershey, their plan should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Protesters Say Trader Joe's Meat is Causing "Superbugs" That are Harmful to Humans

    It's been a week already fraught with food paranoia porn--we found out that rice contains arsenic, and that there may (read: won't) be a worldwide bacon shortage next year--but yesterday, a couple dozen middle-aged and elderly protesters from multiple organization gathered outside of Trader Joe's on ... More >>

  • Film

    September 12, 2012

    After the Storm: I'm Carolyn Parker

    Jonathan Demme's new doc showcases post-Katrina resilience

  • Film

    March 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Raw Milk Products Accused of Causing Disease Outbreaks

    ​ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012

    FARM AID

    Grow organic food locally (real local)

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Farmers Forced to Fundraise After the Flood; Tainted Cantaloupes Kill 13

    After the government turned down Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to test a ban on food-stamp use for soda, experts are now urging that the government conduct its own study of such a ban. [NY Times] There is now such thing as a foodie magician. His biggest trick? Guessing what your favorite restaurant is ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    RUNNING ON EMPTY?

    This truck stop beckons

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Eric Ripert, Dan Barber, and Jim Lahey to Headline Lopate & Locavores

    WNYCLopate loves locavores.​'Tis the silly season for food festivals, and for the second year in a row, WNYC host Leonard Lopate is getting in on the act with Lopate & Locavores, a three-day event that will explore zeitgeisty issues relating to today's food movement.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Humane Society and the Egg Industry Agree That Egg-Laying Hens Deserve Better Lives

    Rebecca Marx​ Consumers may not like the idea of spending more for healthy menu items, but studies have found they are willing to pay a bit more for eggs that come from chickens living in humane conditions. And that's a good thing, because thanks to a new agreement between the Humane Society o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Fashion Enters the Dairy Business, Hilarity Ensues

    ​Skilled as it is at unintentional self-parody, the food world can't hold a candle - even a candle made from the wax of bees living in splendor on a Bushwick rooftop - to the fashion industry. Lest we forget that, the Wall Street Journal is here to remind us with the enlightening tale of Areth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Costco Expands List of Endangered Fish It Won't Sell

    ​While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Small Dairies Thriving Once Again; Food Trucks as Marketing Stunts

    ​Decades after many small dairies were forced to close, new boutique dairies, like Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery and Heamour Farm in Madison, N.Y., are on the rise. [Wall Street Journal] Ever wonder why you overeat around the holidays? Neuroscientists say the stomach and intestines detect the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Martha Stewart Dons Hip Waders and Dives Into Fake Cranberry Bog

    ​Martha dumps berries on kid's head as body guards and assistant look on. It was one of those food events that might have been conceived by a comic novelist. Ocean Spray, in an attempt to elevate the flagging popularity of its red berries, decides to create a cranberry bog in the middle of Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Lucian Truscott IV Makes his Voice Debut

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 12 A Stockingful of Love, But No Re-admission by Lucian Truscott IV "Wow!" I thought. A free thing on Christmas at the Electric Circus. How East Villageish and community closeness and everybody will be to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Praises Mickey D's; Lady Gaga on the Baby Food Diet

    ​The Times Square Alliance is seeking proposals from local businesses to operate concession stands in the pedestrian plazas located on Broadway between 42d and 47th Streets. [NY Times] The National Milk Producers Federation is lobbying the FDA to require that plant-based beverages, like soy m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Super Secret 'Nduja Hits the Sausage Big Time; Food TV Is Prime Time's Darling

    ​Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Chatting With Danny Abrams: The New Mermaid Oyster Bar, Celeb Chef Culture, and Seafood

    Photo: Melissa HomDanny Abrams​Prolific restaurateur Danny Abrams just launched Mermaid Oyster Bar on Tuesday. The restaurant joins his stable of establishments, including the two locations of the Mermaid Inn. Tell us a little bit about the Mermaid Oyster Bar concept--what distinguishes it f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Which Apple Bakes Best?

    We're smack in the middle of apple season (and baking season). Here, NPR's Guy Raz gets together with cookbook author Nancy Baggett to find out which apples best retain their flavor and texture when baked. Although Granny Smiths are often cited as good baking apples, Raz and Bagett find that those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    South Koreans Consider Classifying Dogs as Livestock

    The dog meat industry in South Korean has apparently long occupied a kind of gray area, in which dog is sold for human consumption, but is not subject to the same regulations as, say, the beef industry. This means not only that the quality of dog meat is not guaranteed (there has been a spate of rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Fish in Your Filet-o-Fish is Both Ugly and Possibly Unsustainable

    The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.​The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Devise a Coconut-Picking Machine, Win 1 Million Rupees

    Coconuts are big business in the Indian state of Kerala, but since the decline of the caste system, which once dictated people's professions, professional coconut-pickers have become hard to find. Young men from the region would rather go off to find white-collar jobs than shimmy up coconut palms al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Don't Bash Corn Syrup Or the Corn Refiners Association Will Get You

    dodo-bird/flickr Fork in the Road has learned firsthand what happens when you publish something negative about high-fructose corn syrup: Audrae Erickson, the president of the Corn Refiners Association, writes you offering "science-based information on this safe sweetener," such as the following: " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Food Inc. Producer Talks to Jon Stewart

    Filmmaker Robert Kenner made an appearance on The Daily Show to talk about Food Inc., which is now playing in select theaters across the country. Jon Stewart, who joked that he hadn't eaten since seeing the movie, called the industrial farming practices depicted in the film "the Abu Grahib of anim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Popcorn Gets Booze Flavoring

    An enterprising University of Missouri student has created a line of alcohol-flavored popcorn called Pub Corn.[CNN]According to figures from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the cube steak is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.[NY Times]Noting that the Texas and Georgia peanut produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    [Almost] Perfect Job for Foodie Available

    An unemployed friend reports that she stumbled on the perfect foodie job, and can't believe it hasn't already been filled. Here is the job description (the typos are all theirs): Beekeeper @ WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY Job Description Anticipated employmet period: 02/25/09 to 12/17/09Raises bees to produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Fall Preview: Upstate Apple Crop "Good Size," "Plentiful"

    Apple growers in Clinton County tell Fresh Plaza, vendors of "Global Fresh Produce and Banana News," that this year's crop is "better than last year... Apples are a good size and they are plentiful." Western New York growers lost much of their crops to hail, though, so don't expect a price break. p ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    A (Chinatown) Fish Story

    Hide the blackfish! State agents raid Chinese restaurants for puny, but tasty, swimmers

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006
  • News

    February 1, 2005
  • Dance

    December 7, 2004
  • Books

    March 2, 2004
  • News

    October 8, 2002

    The Spoils of War

    Be the First on Your Block to Make a Buck off Iraq

  • Books

    January 29, 2002
  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Dateline: 43rd Street

    How the ‘Times’ Straddles the Globalization Debate

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Hemisphere A-Go-Go

    Toking on Free Trade, Rich Americans Party On

  • News

    March 21, 2000

    Pure Poison

    Natural American Spirit’s Clean Carcinogen

  • Long Island Voice

    October 12, 1999
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