Get Ready for The Cooking Channel (aka Food Network, the Sequel); Selling Food Stamps for Cash

The Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 has launched a public campaign to unionize the employees of online grocer Fresh Direct. So far, the company has refused to cooperate. [NY Daily News]

A push to amend the way the city deals with food would focus on promoting regional growers, creating farmer's markets, and encouraging people to plant gardens. [NY Daily News]

Scripps, the owner of the Food Network, will launch its new Cooking Channel on Memorial Day, including a new series starring Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray. [NY Times]

Aquaponics is a gardening system that uses a system of tanks, heaters, pumps, pipes, and gravel beds housed in a greenhouse. Wastewater from fish fertilizes the plants. [NY Times]

Nestle, the world's biggest food group, surpassed expectations with 4.1 percent growth in 2009, outshining the rest of the industry. [Reuters]

Some 6 million Americans are on food stamps, but some people are selling their stamps on the black market for cash. [Huffington Post]

While you could always get products like Marmite at such English-themed places as Tea & Sympathy and A Salt & Battery, it's now showing up on more menus, such as The Breslin's. [Telegraph]


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