Livestock near oil and gas drilling areas maybe contained farmers, via Civil Eats.

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The reasons why the iconic Hostess company is in trouble, via The New Yorker.

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A conference in NYC helping to create to develop technologies and tools that help democratize meat, via Food Tech Connect.

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Last election, I put up a big “Vote Obama” post in light of what I considered to be eight disastrous years of Bush, unnecessary war, and an economy that was going to take well more than four years to fix. I was at first surprised by some of the angry comments I got. A reader named Art wrote, “You’re a consommate [sic] chef. Leave it at that. Keep your friggin’ political opinions to yourself,” followed two minutes later by Joe: “Because you can cook, you can tell me for whom I’m to cast my vote? I don’t think so. Keep it in the kitchen—not the voting booth.” My response was more or less, “This site is my fucking yard and I can put up whatever sign I want.” And this led to more comments, pro Read On »

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Some restaurants in NYC are open, feeding folks, and giving their funds back to charity, via Zagat Blog.

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