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This is what 2,000 calories look like

Buzzfeed created a video that illustrates what 2,000 Calories look like using bagels, chicken McNuggets, carrots, and other foods. The video was inspired by WiseGEEK’s awesome photo collection showing 200 Calories of various foods. <br /> <br />

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United States Of Sustainable Food

I am geeking out on this new series from Grist by Eve Andrews. Writing that we are in the midst of a dietary and environmental crisis, she looked for ways to get us out of the mess we find ourselves in. The solution? Andrews challenged...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

I'm not McRibbin' you 

I wish the "frozen pig sponge" was a joke. Thank you Gothamist: The approaching winter can mean only one thing: the return of McRib season at McDonald's! And just in time for this most sacred of food observances, a redditor shared the above photo of...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

So long Sriracha?

​ I love Sriracha - with almost everything. Apparently it's burning more than just mouths as residents of Irwindale, California — where Huy Fong Foods produces the hot sauce — claim they've been experiencing headaches and burning sensations in their eyes and throats because of...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

Food Forests are Coming to Your Neighborhood

Good news from Philip Small at Spokane Permaculture: It’s no longer a question of if, but when, a community food forest will be established in Spokane. The Inland Northwest Food Forest Council is working with the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department to locate...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013



Expanded hours at WIC locations

Good news: Spokane Regional Health District’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program kicked off spring by extending its hours of operations in most of its clinic locations. The following sites will operate from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (with no closures...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

R.I.P. Bacon

Let's all have a moment of silence for bacon: The droughts that ravaged crops across North American and Russia have had a huge impact on the food supply, livestock and farmers but now it may be time to hit the “panic” button – one pig...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012


Free showing of "Urban Roots" tonight

Tonight at 6pm there's a free film showing and discussion to follow of Urban Roots at The Book Parlor 1425 W. Broadway Ave. The documentary "Urban Roots" follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

Farmers Market Calendar

In case you missed it, check out our comprehensive farmers market calendar for the Inland Northwest: Idaho Tuesdays Tuesday Growers Market - 4:30-6:30 p.m., through Oct. 16. Moscow Food Co-Op parking lot, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537. Wednesdays Farmers Market at Sandpoint...

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What are we eating?

This is the reason America leads in the world in health care costs. Click here to view a larger version of the food consumption infographic. The image comes from Visual Economics and combines data from sources such as the USDA, FDA, and CDC. According to...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011


TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

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