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by Katherine Pryor, M.A.
If there's any cuisine that's maligned universally, it is hospital food. Mystery meat, yellow jello — the jokes practically make themselves. A small group of dedicated hospital foodservice staff, clinicians and hospital administrators are trying to change that.
by Elizabeth Royte
The extraction of natural gas across America's farmland is having devastating impacts on livestock and organic farmers, and the chemicals used may be getting into the food supply.
It's said that wine is sunlight held together by water. The same might be said of a perfect piece of summer fruit, from golden nectarines and peaches to raspberries and plums.
What thickeners make the best filling? What tricks yield a flaky crust? Can you use honey instead of sugar? Make the most of summer fruit with these tips for delicious, classic pies.
More pesticide residues · U.S. companies label GE · Sea-Tac Airport bee hives · Honeybee sperm bank · Millions of bees die · Pesticide kills Oregon bees · Carbs trigger cravings? · USDA approves GE meat label · NW wine's bright future · Disease ravaging African staple · U.S. takes on food waste · Potato cartel? · Abandoning backyard chickens
Local, organic produce galore: basil, watermelon, cantaloupe, nectarines, green beans, Red Haven peaches and more! Plus: buttery galettes with summer fruit, made fresh in the PCC bakery.
A new study involving pigs raised on genetically engineered (GE) grain adds to the growing body of evidence that raises questions about the safety of GE foods.
Cherry farmers were hit hard this year by foul weather, but the pear harvest is forecast to be bigger than last year. Also learn why Northwest onion farmers are worried, and news about Northwest salmon and albacore tuna.