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New York Times

Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/us/cut-in-food-stamps-forces-hard-choices-on-poor.html?pagewanted=2&hp

 

NBC News

Families Braces as Billions in Food Stamp Cuts Sets In

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/families-brace-billions-food-stamp-cuts-set-8C11505320

 

Frequent updates from The New York Times

 

Farmers’ Market Recipe Generator

Mark Bittman’s easy interactive guide featuring 50+ recipes, from The New York Times

 

Meet Andrew King of King’s Roaming Angus Farm

Our own longtime “meat man” on cattle farming, market forces, and the real meaning of “grass-fed”

 

Nutrition.gov

Farmers Markets: Fresh, Nutritious, Local

http://www.nutrition.gov/shopping-cooking-meal-planning/food-shopping-and-meal-planning/farmers-markets

 

The Chicago Tribune

SNAP users drink more soda and eat fewer vegetables, study says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-food-policy-food-stamp-users-unhealthy-food-choices-need-help-some-say-20130605,0,3456021.story

 

FDA Offers Broad New Rules to Fight Food Contamination
January 4, 2013: The New York Times reports on sweeping proposals affecting farms and food processors
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/business/fda-offers-rules-to-stop-food-contamination.html
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The New York Times
MoreChoice, and More Confusion, in Quest for Healthy Eating
Consumersrespond to a recent Stanford University study
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/us/would-be-healthy-eaters-face-confusion-of-choices.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

 

The New York Times
Organic Food vs. Conventional Food
An FAQ for food shoppers on the Stanford study
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/organic-food-vs-conventional-food/?hpw

 

The New York Times
Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on the Advantages ofOrganic Meat and Produce
A report on a study of 237 previous studies
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/science/earth/study-questions-advantages-of-organic-meat-and-produce.html?hpw

 

Annals of Internal Medicine
Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review
http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1355685

 

The New York Times
Farm Use of Antibiotics Defies Scrutiny
Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S.goes to animals people eat.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/health/use-of-antibiotics-in-animals-raised-for-food-defies-scrutiny.html?pagewanted=all

 

The New York Times
Dirtying Up Our Diets
A not-so-secret ingredient in farm-fresh produce is just onemore reason America’s farmers’ markets can be a cure for what ails us all
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/lets-add-a-little-dirt-to-our-diet.html