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SWEET & SUCCULENT

By on October 1, 2011 in Food Category, Global Category

In much of the Western world, our notion of eating fruit consists of the conventional apples, oranges, and bananas. However, there is a whole world of exotic goodness out there, and many of our palettes have hardly scratched the surface.

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THE HUNTERS

By on December 1, 2010 in Far & Beyond Category, Food Category

Earning the daily bread means one thing to Westerners but means something quite different to indigenous cultures.

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A HISTORY OF SLOW FOOD

By on October 1, 2010 in Food Category

The Slow Food movement began on the Spanish Steps in Rome in 1986 when groups of angry Italians, brandishing bowls of penne, protested the opening of a McDonald’s franchise near the historical monument.

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STINKING ROSE

By on September 1, 2010 in Food Category, History Category

The history of garlic, also known as the “stinking rose”, is a wild and adventurous one. Over the last 4,000 years of human history, the potent bulb has been both cherished and despised. It has been thought of as a miracle cure and repellant to ward off everything from pesky insects to blood-sucking vampires. It has also been shunned and banned for its overwhelming pungency.

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POVERTY: WORST FORM OF POLLUTION

It should be the basic right of every human being to breathe clean air, eat nutritious food, and live without exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.

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