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By Darrin Nordahl / On October 13th, 2014

A wall of cascading rosemaryoutside a popular supermarket.Inside the supermarket, rosemary is $42/lb.Outside, it's free for the picking

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 29th, 2014

Is paleo versus vegan the defining question of our time?

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 24th, 2014

Handwritten signs urge passersby to pick what’s ripe in Kamloops, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of Elaine Sedgman).

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 11th, 2014

With spring finally starting to show its face, we're thinking about everything that's green and growing. But as Yvonne Baskin shows in Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and...

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By Darrin Nordahl / On July 16th, 2013

Author Darrin Nordahl's food blog Today is...Fava Beans highlights a different food everyday along with a creative way to easily add it to our everyday diet. Today's food changed the way...

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By Admin / On December 7th, 2012

This week's #forewordFriday selection is from Michael Kugelman's new book, The Global Farms Race....

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By Admin / On December 6th, 2012

Fresh off the successful launch of The Global Farms Race at...

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By Darrin Nordahl / On September 12th, 2012

The soda wars are afizz again in two California communities. Voters in Richmond and El Monte will soon decide whether a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks is an appropriate municipal policy to help combat obesity.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On January 31st, 2011

I spent a dozen purple dusks and gilded dawns last December hunkered down in the hoarfrost in coulees, hiding in the rabbitbrush and sage during a late-season Colorado elk hunt. In an area with too many elk and not enough wolves, hunting cow elk provides...

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On January 20th, 2010

Ed. note: Gary Nabhan was recently given the honor of presenting the biennial Vavilov Memorial Lecture in Moscow and offering a similar lecture in Saint Petersburg, and was further honored with the gift of the Vavilov Medal. These are his reflections...

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