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In Cargill's Chicken Factories in China, Workers "Live on the Farm" and "Can't Leave"

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So says the CEO.

Blue Bottle Coffee scoops up Handsome Coffee Roasters and Tonx

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In a surprise move, Oakland-based cult coffee roasterBlue Bottle Coffeeis acquiring two Los Angeles coffee businesses --Handsome Coffee Roastersin the downtown Arts District andTonx , the fresh-roasted subscription coffee service.

Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Confirmed in Four States

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7 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Entomologists in additional states in the Midwest and Northeast suspect resistance is present in farmers’ fields and are conducting laboratory analysis to make a final determination.

A working class disarmed

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Second Amendment fetishism aside, there’s an old saying that the working class’s ultimate weapon is withholding labor through slowdowns and strikes. By that measure, the U.S. working class has been...

California Farmers: Drill, Baby, Drill (for Water, That Is)

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Wonder why your California-grown produce hasn't gotten more expensive in the drought? One word: groundwater.

Rich people rule!

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52 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Political science is zeroing in on the political impact of economic power in America, and the results are not edifying.

Tom Philpott Tells Us Where He Thinks the Food Movement Is Headed and Shares His Favorite New York Stomping Grounds

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In addition to learning why he thinks attending our upcoming Edible Institute is important, we reached out to Tom to discuss what he's pursuing outside of his publicized work and find out his favorite New York City haunts.

Kale Is A Baby Name Now

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Don't get us wrong, we adore the kale. It's on every restaurant menu, in every fresh-pressed juice, even in our parents' fridge. We eat it and love it. But, the line should really be drawn somewhere — like, at baby names. Yes, apparently more and more people ...

In Silicon Valley, a New Investment: Eviction

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Virginia Valencia earns $12 an hour working the morning shift at Tesla Motors Inc. headquarters in Palo Alto, California, where she serves food and drinks to the staff and billionaire co-founder Elon Musk.

Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

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In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.