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Exactly What is 'Natural' Food?
Nov. 12, 2015
Disagreement over terms like "all natural" or "100 percent natural" has spawned dozens of lawsuits. The Food and Drug Administration is requesting comments from the public on what "natural" means.
If big food buys your favorite 'natural' food brand, will you trust it?
Oct. 12, 2015
Many alternative food brands have been swallowed by big food companies. Recently, Perdue bought Niman Ranch, which sells "natural" meat. But after a sale, will shoppers feel the product is the same?
EcoMyths: Is organic food overrated?
Jan. 15, 2013
A recent Stanford University study about the health value of organic produce stirred up a lot of conversation. Is organic produce overrated? Is sustainable produce too costly in terms of price or carbon footprint?
Palestinian organic farmers gaining access to global market through fair trade
Jan. 4, 2012
Palestine has a small but strong community of sustainable farmers who harvest olive oil, honey, almonds, tahini, cous cous and more. But year after year, politics complicates the harvest.
Food Mondays: Raising questions about the organic, local food movement in the West
Dec. 13, 2010
Today, we revisit a conversation with Robert Paarlberg from earlier this year. He’s a professor of political science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
Audio slideshow: A new garden for Altgeld
Nov. 22, 2010
Altgeld Gardens is an unlikely place to put a farm. It’s a public housing development 130 blocks south of downtown Chicago.
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