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New York Times

JASON HELVENSTON was at work on his second crop, spreading compost to fertilize the carrots, bok choy, kale and dozens of other vegetables he grows organically on his property in Orlando, Fla., when the trouble began.

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The nutrient is inositol hexaphosphate, or IP6, and it’s found naturally in legumes (such as lentils and beans), sesame seeds and peanuts—all found in abundance in the typical Mediterranean diet.

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This month marks the release of the 25th anniversary edition of Diet For A New America, and it couldn't come at a more opportune time. People are taking an increasing interest in the way that the animals raised for food are treated. In fact, a poll

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Lew Rockwell blog

Here's Penn & Teller on the cognitive dissonance of the government's HFCS subsidies to make food cheaper vs. the government's crusade to tax HFCS-loaded beverages to make them more expensive. WARNING: the usual profanity involved.

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Paul Frumkin, NRN

The federal government’s policy of fostering the use of corn — the chief ingredient in U.S. livestock feed — as a source for ethanol in gasoline is artificially inflating corn prices and thereby driving other food chain commodity costs upward.

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Stephanie Whiteside at current.com

When other countries are taking the step to ban GMO crops outright, the U.S. remains resistant to even allowing consumers to know if they are consuming food made with genetically modified ingredients. America is embracing the cultivation of GMO crops

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AP

Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory. Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at a peanut butter plant

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