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EE101: The Hands That Feed Us: Labor in the Food... Registration, Berkeley

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Tickets will be available beginning April 15 at 10:00 A.M.---According to The Hands That Feed Us, a report by the Food Chain Worker’s Alliance, (co-authored by Saru Jayaraman in June 2012) more than 20 million people in the United States work in some capacity along the food chain.

Big food: Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

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Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

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The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

Stand Up for Safe Food and Safe Workplaces

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Soon, a new certification system will assure that American farms meet rigorous safety standards and treat their workerswith the same great care they give to the fruits and vegetables they grow s...

How plants become zombies

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(Phys.org) —Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.

DANI SHAPIRO & AYELET WALDMAN

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Dani Shapiro is the best-selling author of the memoirs, Slow Motion and Devotion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Maga...

Big Food’s “DARK Act” Introduced in Congress

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Legislation introduced today by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) - christened the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” or DARK act by critics - would block any federal or state action to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.

EE101: Plant Genetic Engineering and the Future of... Registration, Berkeley

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Tickets will be available beginning April 8 at 10:00 A.M.---Genetically Modified Organisms have become a flashpoint of debate within the food movement. While technological developments can help provide resilient foods for a changing climate, many consumers remain skeptical. Michael Pollan and Pamela Ronald will discuss the risks and ...

Politics, Political News

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more.POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.

You Will Eat Your Peas Now as Big Food Binges on Protein

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Deep inside the General Mills Inc. research lab in Golden Valley, Minnesota, food technician Faith Perry mixes up the company’s new Larabar with a special ingredient that’s several thousand years old.

Food Book Fair Screening: Food + Film

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Presented by Rodale BooksThe Food Book Fair will host the first New York screening ofthe documentary 'Fed Up' followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer LaurieDavid. A

Wal-Mart Attempts the Holy Grail: Low-Cost Organic Food

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The chain teams up with Wild Oats to offer organic fare at lower-than-usual prices

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

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Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

Guggenheim Fellowships for LaToya Ruby Frazier, Kathy Butterly, Xavier Cha, 175 More

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The list of 2014 Guggenheim fellowships is out, with 178 of the almost 3,000 applicants earning spots. The list of names, which follows below, includes Xavier Cha, Judith Belzer, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Sharon Hayes. (Pretty great lineup!) Thank you to Artforum for tipping us off to to ...

Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

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Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

Berkeley readers again embrace World Book Night

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A conversation with authors Michael Pollan and Frances Dinkelspiel at 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., will kick off the event locally.

EE101: The New Face of American Agriculture: Women... Registration, Berkeley

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Tickets will be available beginning April 22 at 10:00 A.M.---Women operate one in ten farms in America—and this number is steadily increasing: the number of US farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades, from 5 percent in 1978 to 14 percent by 2007. Many ...

Cooked

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In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously

Growing Green Awards Celebration 2014 Tickets, Berkeley

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Join the 2014 Growing Green Awards Celebration You’ll be inspired by the accomplishments of these nationally selected sustainable food heroes Eat, drink, learn: Meet the award winners and renowned food experts in person at an innovative “learning fair” receptionAfter five years of celebrating the nation’s most influential leaders ...

George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him Everywhere

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President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! -- and he’s showing off some new watercolors of the undead Iraqi boy who lives in his nightmares.