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    Most people would—quite rightly—assume that “fresh produce” and “Donald Trump” have no business being in the same sentence unless there’s some secret Russian kompromat Christopher Steele left out of his dossier. I’d like to say Trump and produce are like oil and water, but they’re more like matter and antimatter. I shudder to think what would happen to his body if he...
    DURAND, Mich. (AP) — Need a tomato for a sandwich? In one small community, it’s as easy as picking one from a plant growing downtown. Durand in Shiawassee County, southwest of Flint, offers an “edible landscape,” a variety of free fruits and vegetables. READ MORE: Former US Rep. Dan Benishek Of Michigan Dies At Age 69The city council recently gave...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Focus: HOPE will be distributing free produce boxes starting tomorrow, Oct. 14. The boxes will be filled with 50 servings of fruits and vegetables. READ MORE: GM Extends Chevy Bolt Production HaltFamilies can pick up produce boxes at all three Focus: HOPE food centers on Oakman, Chalmers, and in Inkster from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. READ...
    As grocery prices continue to rise, thousands of Southeastern Michigan families are pinching pennies to keep the pantry full. “We take for granted what we can go to the grocery store and buy,” said Khristi English, the volunteer and community outreach manager at Focus: Hope. READ MORE: MSU Football Player Sues School Amid Ongoing Suspension, Claims Rights Violated“Some people just...
    THE BRONX (WABC) -- Activists presented a vendor whose produce was thrown away with a $13,000 check.Sanitation workers threw out Diana Hernandez Cruz's fruit and vegetables from her food cart in the Bronx.Activists and other vendors raised money for two weeks after her produce was tossed.There are also efforts underway to help her get a license to sell food.----------* More...
    BRONX, New York (WABC) -- Support continues to grow for a street vendor whose produce was thrown away by New York City sanitation workers last week.Video of the workers throwing carton after carton of fresh fruits and vegetables into garbage trucks garnered outrage and disbelief, with many saying the city is tone deaf on the topic of food insecurity.Diana Hernandez...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s outrage in the Bronx over video showing fresh produce being tossed in the trash when city officials determined a local vendor didn’t have a license. In photos and video, city sanitation crews can be seen throwing fresh vegetables and fruit into a garbage truck after confiscating them from street vendor Diana Hernandez Cruz. READ MORE:...
    BRONX, New York (WABC) -- There was outrage and disbelief Saturday in the Bronx, where video showed sanitation workers throwing carton after carton of fresh produce from a local vendor into garbage trucks.The video is disheartening. Sanitation crews were seen throwing box after box of fresh fruit and vegetables into a garbage truck from a stand on Pelham Parkway, with...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Exotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there – and she showed her shop to CBS 2’s Jim Williams on Wednesday. READ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Doing good in the Twin Cities is complicated these days. The need for access to free food is high, but the number of volunteers is low. WCCO found out how an organization called “Food Group” is taking a different spin on giving away food – and they could use some extra help. READ MORE: Boy, 12, Killed In...
    A MUM-OF-SIX has revealed the hacks she uses to keep food in her fridge so fresh that she only needs to do a grocery shop for her family once every three weeks. Amy Lynn Cross, 45, from Washington, US, lives with her engineer husband Michel, 45, daughter Sydney, 20, and four foster children, all aged under seven. 3Mum of 5...
    A MUM-OF-SIX has revealed she only does the food shop every THREE weeks - so how does she keep everything fresh? Amy Lynn Cross and husband Michel, an engineer, both 45 from Washington, US, are parents to daughters Jewel, 21, Sydney, 20, and four foster kids under seven. 6Amy Lynn Cross and husband Michel, an engineer, both 45 from Washington,...
    (CNN)Whether you're a home gardener, a CSA-er or a farmers' market regular, it's easy to wind up with more irresistibly pristine, fresh-picked produce than your household can possibly consume in its peak state of ripeness.Avid home canners and fermenting enthusiasts are well equipped to handle this seasonal abundance. But for the rest of us, we can take comfort knowing there's...
    "Perishability is more important than ever," says James Rogers, founder and CEO of Apeel.Apeel Apeel, a California-based company tackling global food waste, said Wednesday it raised $250 million in a Series E funding round that values the company at more than $2 billion. That's nearly double its last reported valuation of $1.1 billion from April 2020, according to PitchBook data....
    Growing food can be an incredibly rewarding undertaking. It’s even more rewarding when the plants we grow continue to produce more and more food for us to enjoy. With that in mind, for those of us looking to get abundant returns from the garden, we can approach our cultivating a little differently than the standard dozen or more vegetables that...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The weather is bringing in decent harvests for farmers this year, and that means more local produce at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The food bank is working with local farmers to rescue fresh produce, called gleaning. They take the fruits and veggies that would otherwise get tilled back into the soil. READ MORE: Blueprints In...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more According to the New York Times, washing your produce is essential to avoiding food poisoning. You can do this the good old fashion way, no fancy soaps needed.  First, you need to wash your hands, then run the produce under cold water for 5 to 10 seconds. Your produce should...
    By now, it goes without saying that Covid-19 threw the world into a tailspin.  And similarly to other global disasters, like flooding due to climate change, the pandemic disproportionately impacted low-income consumers and people of color.  Justice Sotomayor’s dissent in FDA v. ACOG was one important recognition that “minority and low-income populations are more likely to live in intergenerational housing, so...
    More On: Food HelloFresh review — is it the best meal delivery kit? TikTok couple can taste zodiac signs, see color of Taylor Swift’s voice Men eat meat to feel like a real man: study says Plant-based meat not nutritionally the same as real meat: study ALBANY, NY — Residents of Albany’s South End can grab fresh milk from...
    Many people love to enjoy their favorite fruits and vegetables all year long, but rarely know when they are in season. Nowadays, we are lucky enough that foods can be transported long distances, all around the world, so we can enjoy our avocado toast every morning or fresh berries in our smoothies. However, it is beneficial for our health, and...
    It’s incredible that these days someone can go to a fancy restaurant or a farmer’s market and pay top dollar for something that has, for decades, been considered a bane to gardeners and lawncare professionals alike. Dandelions aren’t supposed to be special, are they? Aren’t they supposed to be the most villainous of weeds, something we despise rather than something...
    Let’s begin by acknowledging that growing fruit and vegetables organically is a step in the right direction and something worthy of appreciation. Without a doubt, in terms of a healthy diet, organic versions are better than potentially ingesting a plethora of agrochemicals that have proven negative effects. However, in terms of sustainability, organic alone is not the ideal solution. Like...
    Not all farm-to-table efforts are at restaurants: the Cupertino De Anza Lions Club has partnered with local nonprofits to get fresh produce to West Valley residents suffering from food insecurity. A year ago, Lions Joan Chin and Dagi Zimdahl spearheaded an effort to restore the garden at Via West, a camp for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges run by...
    MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) -- With food insecurity seen so frequently during the pandemic, there's nothing better than to pay it forward, and then, to be able to pay it back. It's come full circle for those at Waters Family Farm in Moorpark."Last year in March, everybody was affected by COVID and our company, our employees, we didn't know if the...
    MOORPARK (KABC) -- With food insecurity seen so frequently during the pandemic, there's nothing better than to pay it forward; and then, to be able to pay it back. It's come full circle here at Waters Family Farm in Moorpark."Last year in March, everybody was affected by COVID and our company, our employees, we didn't know if the next week...
    New York (CNN Business)Dollar store chains are starting to offer fresh groceries at some stores after years of criticism that they don't provide enough healthy food options for their customers.Family Dollar has started selling apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, and other fruit and vegetables, and frozen poultry, pork and beef at approximately 100 of its more than 7,000 stores, a company...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Food insecurity exploded during the pandemic. Many who had never been to a food bank, suddenly couldn't survive without one. So then why is 40% of the food we produce just dumped in the trash?"Back last March, both husband and wife lost their job on the same day. And they were in an absolute panic," describes...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- What do you do when supermarkets are scarce in your neighborhood? Well, one L.A. resident is growing his own food.Jamiah Hargins, founder of Asante Microfarm, had the idea to transform a front yard garden into a microfarm where he grows some 600 plants including kale, rainbow chard, spinach, basil and countless other fresh greens.The home is...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Refrigerators that use less electricity, but hold more fresh produce are a win-win for food deserts in neighborhoods like Cypress Park. A ribbon was cut Thursday on Lupita’s Market in Cypress Park, where one of the county’s first energy-efficient, large capacity refrigerators were put to work. The refrigerators were provided free to store owners through the...
    Jamiah Hargins knows the modest frontyard at the corner of Angeles Vista Boulevard and Olympiad Drive like the back of his hand. A military brat who grew up moving from one country to another, he has traversed the yard’s 970 square feet countless times. He and a small team of volunteers spent a month cultivating the land, installing equipment...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A a sure sign of spring has reopened in Roxborough. A farm market is bringing healthy food to a community, thanks in no small part to high school students. It’s a sunny day, and time to get summer crops in the ground. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: 2 Men Shot In Ogontz “I never been to a farm...
    GROWING fruit and veg at home has officially taken root - with more than half of adults cultivating their own produce during the past 12 months. The study of 2,000 Brits found this blossoming trend is especially popular among young adults. 1More than half of Brits have been cultivating their own produce during the past 12 monthsCredit: Getty Six in...
    Food waste is one of the most common kinds of waste that happens on a yearly basis. In fact, it is estimated that 30% to 40% of our food supply is wasted. This is why it is so important to find ways to keep our produce fresh for longer to reduce food waste. This is a huge problem and one that...
    It’s really easy to look at healthy eating as an expensive venture. You obviously have to grocery shop at places like Whole Foods, buy expensive superfoods, and spend all your money to make sure everything in your cart is organic.  It can also feel impossible to eat all of the food you buy before it goes bad.  So all of...
    If the Midwest is the breadbasket of America, then California is its produce section. Two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts and more than one-third of its vegetables are produced in the Golden State. But California’s abundance is threatened by wildfires, extreme weather and chronic drought — the effects of climate change. Over the next five years, companies such as...
    If the Midwest is the breadbasket of America, then California is its produce section. Two-thirds of the nation's fruits and nuts and more than one-third of its vegetables are produced in the Golden State. But California's abundance is threatened by wildfires, extreme weather and chronic drought — the effects of climate change.  Over the next five years, companies such as...
    (CNN)An innovative agriculture startup plans to open an indoor vertical farm in Compton to help bring more jobs and loads of fresh produce to the California city.Plenty, the company behind the project, said it will condense 700 acres of farmland into a 95,000 square foot warehouse in Los Angeles County, where food-bearing plants will grow vertically and in abundance. The...
    When you go to the grocery store to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies, which of the two do you often buy: conventional or organic? Organic foods often come at a premium price, so many Americans find conventional produce to be the most affordable and accessible option. While organic is often advertised as the better option of the two,...
    Earth Day is kicking off next week and those who are looking to get involved in helping the environment may want to check out the Jar Method.ABC spoke with food storage experts and minimalist influencers Roshanda "Roe" Cummings and Erin "E" Johnson about how they've coached people on how to save their produce while also saving money."We just tracked our...
    Our food systems, including agriculture, land use and methane emissions, mostly from cattle, account for roughly a quarter of our greenhouse gas emissions. Among the solutions to reducing them? A more plant-based diet, with less meat consumption. Our America: Climate of Hope went searching for the most innovative solutions to reduce dependence on animals and water.We found companies that are...
    For Cedric Williams, nurturing his garden plot at City Slicker Farms means much more than providing collard greens in winter and tomatoes in summer for his family. The experience is also a neighborhood bonding experience, a chance to enjoy the natural environment he so loves and a fresh-air break for him, wife Apollonia and their children, son Askari and daughter...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Now that spring has sprung, gardens are going to start growing, and for one Curtis Bay neighborhood, it can’t come soon enough. Every Sunday morning, Federal Hill residents drop off their compost with Marvin Hayes and he brings it to the Filbert Street Garden, also known as the Wakanda of South Baltimore. READ MORE: Kindergarteners To Raise...
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