Category Archives: Food

How “Organic” Is Organic Food From China?

Last night Johanna Bäker made a wonderful salad, for which one of the ingredients was Cascadian Farm frozen organic edamame shelled soybeans. The package had these labels: Cascadian Farm Organic Photo of the Cascade Mountains Founded in Skagit Valley, WA … Continue reading

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Using Food Crops for Fuel

Yesterday in The New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal authored an article, “Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears,” in which she described the conversion of food crops to fuel. Astonishingly, according to this article, 98% … Continue reading

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Pi Day!

Today was Pi Day in the United States, where we write the date for March 14 as 3/14. Johanna Bäker baked a mixed berry pie and a Linzer torte for me to take to work this morning. I have a … Continue reading

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Archway Cookies Are Back

Archway Cookies, a brand I favor, is selling its cookies in Boston stores again after a long absence. The brand is now owned by Lance, Inc., after allegedly being badly managed by a private-equity firm, Catterton Partners, as detailed in an … Continue reading

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Pi Day Is Coming

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format we use in the United States). The Wikipedia article on Pi Day also mentions Pi Minute (3/14 1:59 am or pm) and Pi Second (3/14 1:59:26). For several … Continue reading

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