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What Happens When Monsanto Buys the Patent to Your Favorite Tomato

Where Have All the Early Girls Gone? What Happens When Monsanto Buys the Patent to Your Favorite Tomato

July is just around the corner and for me that means just one thing: it's the time when the local tomato production starts to get serious and the farmers' markets starting running red (and yellow, and pink, and chocolate, and green stripe). Sure, there's the occasional basket of cherry tomatoes the last few weeks of June and I guess they're pretty good.  But when the dry-farmed Early Girls start showing up, that's when then I know all is right in the world. Except, apparently, when it's not.  

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Vintage Food PSA Posters: Eating and Cooking Tips from Uncle Sam

Remember this Food: Don't Waste It poster that Anjali wrote about back in January? It was created in 1917 by the U.S Food Administration as part of a national effort to get people to reduce their consumption of certain staples during World War I. I've since come across a number of other food public service announcement posters from that time, and it's a fascinating how relevant and, well, modern, some of them sound.

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Vintage Food PSA Posters: Eating and Cooking Tips from Uncle Sam

Remember this Food: Don't Waste It poster that Anjali wrote about back in January? It was created in 1917 by the U.S Food Administration as part of a national effort to get people to reduce their consumption of certain staples during World War I. I've since come across a number of other food public service announcement posters from that time, and it's a fascinating how relevant and, well, modern, some of them sound.

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Vintage Food PSA Posters: Eating and Cooking Tips from Uncle Sam

Remember this Food: Don't Waste It poster that Anjali wrote about back in January? It was created in 1917 by the U.S Food Administration as part of a national effort to get people to reduce their consumption of certain staples during World War I. I've since come across a number of other food public service announcement posters from that time, and it's a fascinating how relevant and, well, modern, some of them sound.

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Vintage Food PSA Posters: Eating and Cooking Tips from Uncle Sam

Remember this Food: Don't Waste It poster that Anjali wrote about back in January? It was created in 1917 by the U.S Food Administration as part of a national effort to get people to reduce their consumption of certain staples during World War I. I've since come across a number of other food public service announcement posters from that time, and it's a fascinating how relevant and, well, modern, some of them sound.

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7 Alarming Food Practices Banned in Europe But Not in the US — Food News

7 Alarming Food Practices Banned in Europe But Not in the US

Fact: The European Union has banned 7 industrial food-related substances and practices that are still fine and dandy in the US. That's the subject of a recent article by Tom Philpott for Mother Jones — an enlightening, sobering look at the what the EPA deems important when it comes to food safety.

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