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Of Thieves and Beans

If someone would have told me a few years ago that people would be stealing leftover food grease from restaurants I probably would have laughed. But I’m not laughing now.  Biodiesel is a huge business and not just fueled (pun intended) by leftover grease from my daughter’s last French fry binge. And, I love it. …

 
 

The Food System and the Myth of Media Relations

During my days as a newspaper reporter, I used to chuckle as public relations pundits conducted interviews concerning the crisis du jour and how to “control” the news media. I laughed at them. Now I am one. If I learned nothing else as a journalist, it was that I couldn’t be “managed” by anyone other …

 
 

#foodporn: An odd name, but a great way to promote healthy food

I came across this article while searching for a topic to write about this week and must admit I was totally in the dark about the topic of #foodporn. It had me at the hashtag. Now I’m not talking racy here, rather, #foodporn is about people sharing photos online through Instagram, Facebook, etc. of meals …

 
 

Consumers need us to listen more, talk less

It was a casual evening, just a few new friends getting to know each other. Chit-chat. Small talk. As often happens, the conversation turned to food and cooking. One more sip of wine and these women shifted to a discussion about the safety of our food supply and genetically modified organisms. As they railed on …