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‘Fresh’ trailer (video)

The movie Fresh, about the way we produce (and should produce) food is out. Here is the trailer: Does anyone know when it will be in wider circulation? Via

Do you love or hate Cilantro?

If you think that political or religious debates can get nasty, you haven’t seen anything until you go online as see how much hate exists between people who love cilantro and those who hate cilantro. What horrible words they use to describe each other!!!! Last weekend, I asked why is this and searched Twitter and…

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: The Irregardless CafĂ©, 901 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh 833-8898 Think Globally – Eat Locally How much do you know about the food you eat? Were pesticides applied? Do you know where it was grown and how far it traveled to…

Notice the Darwin drum in the background….

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part V

Genetic Manipulation of Pest Species: Ecological and Social Challenges: In the past 10 years major advances have been made in our ability to build transgenic pest strains that are conditionally sterile, harbor selfish genetic elements, and express anti-pathogen genes. Strategies are being developed that involve release into the environment of transgenic pest strains with such…

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This morning we took it easy – a little shopping for kids, some cakes at Veniero (white is shampita, brown is Napoleon), a little walk, including past the Museum Of Sex (did not have time to go in, though), with the special exhibit about sex in animals (including this, of course). Then a long wait…

A couple of times over the past few years I tried to find if there was a Serbian restaurant in New York City, but Google could not find one. So, I gave up looking and assumed there wasn’t one. And that was true – until recently. Last night at the meetup, Nikola Trbovic told me…

Friday morning was really, really cold (for North Carolina), so what better way to start off ScienceOnline09 than at Counter Culture Coffee where about 25 or so participants (and several other people – this is an open event) showed up bright and early to learn about the science (and business) of coffee. Coffee is one…

Honey Laundering: A sticky trail of intrigue and crime: “………He was suspected of trafficking in counterfeit merchandise — a honey smuggler. A far cry from the innocent image of Winnie the Pooh with a paw stuck in the honey pot, the international honey trade has become increasingly rife with crime and intrigue. In the U.S.,…

Talk of the Defense of Food of the Nation

Michael Pollan will be on NPR’s Talk of the Nation tomorrow to discuss his book Defense of Food.