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  1. grocery wars
    Walmart Opened an Organic Fast-food Restaurant Inside One of Its SupermarketsThe company that sells Larry the Cable Guy chips has entered the “slow food for fast people” business.
  2. Oprah
    Is Oprah Winfrey Leaving It All Behind to Become an Organic Farmer?The line is being developed for manufacture and distribution in Hawaii.
  3. Mediavore
    Muslim Man Accuses Whole Foods of Discrimination; Burger King Comes Up With aPlus: Chain restaurants continue to emphasize the quality of ingredients; and botulism doesn’t care whether your canned goods are organic or not, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Mediavore
    Jerry Brown Frees Food Stamps From Finger Print Scans; The Five Best IPAsThe Governor eradicates some of the tougher requirements for food stamp users.
  5. Mediavore
    Organics From Vending Machines; 100 Year-Old Twins Credit Good Eating HabitsNew legislation paves the way for healthier convenience foods, while the key to longevity might, unfortunately, be in what you’re eating.
  6. Mediavore
    El Carmen Is Having A Quinceañera; Lake Street Creamery Welcomed To MadA Third Street tequila bar is already turning fifteen while an ice cream truck’s Don Draper flavor gets applauded by the show itself.
  7. Mediavore
    Gulf Fisheries Start to Reopen; New Yojie Plans ExpansionThe next step is convincing consumers the fish is safe. Meanwhile, a weak economy is opening the door to franchise ambitions.
  8. Truckin’
    Here Comes The Sun-Powered Smoothie TruckOrganic Oasis picks up Green Truck On The Go’s baton, leaving a reduced carbon footprint along the way.
  9. Menus
    What to Eat at Life Alive, Bringing Vegetarian Food to Central SquareRice bowls, soups, salads, and smoothies round out the organic menu
  10. Openings
    Crunchy, Awkwardly Named Chains Invade West Side: Zpizza, ’sNice, andGluten free, vegan, and organic pizza and sandwiches come to the West Village and Soho.
  11. Mediavore
    What Floyd Mayweather Always Eats; ‘Haute Stoner’ Cuisine EmergesWherever the boxer goes, so does his steak sauce, while chefs bring new meanings to “high-minded” dining.
  12. Mediavore
    Chicago Keeps its Salt; Chinese Wines Aim HighPlus: the immortal McDonald’s happy meal, and a teacher blogs about school lunches, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Mediavore
    When Michelle Obama Speaks, Kraft Listens; Is Portland the Food Truck Capital?Major food companies make changes with inspiration from Michelle Obama and an Oregon city might have L.A. beat on food trucks.
  14. Mediavore
    A Bayless-Approved CSA; Americans Go Wild for CheesePlus: is country ham the new bacon, and bluefin tuna fail to land UN protection, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Mediavore
    Americans Love Cheese; Is Ham the New Bacon?Plus: Bluefin tuna fails to land UN protection, and organic food sales plateau, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Mediavore
    Cornelia Guest Launches Catering Business; Americans Like Weird CheesePlus: Ham wants to be the new bacon, and bar codes of the future, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. Mediavore
    Brent Bolthouse Planning WeHo Lounge; Umami Burger Making Its Own SauceA new burger chain is working on its first product and a former club promoter is turning club owner.
  18. Mediavore
    Boulud Loves Babies; Ubuntu Chef Says He’s Just Vacationing in L.A.London chefs disagree with a French chef over infants in restaurants and Jeremy Fox denies L.A. restaurant plans.
  19. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Mulls American Idol Role; Fatburger Coming to BeijingA television cook could be a television judge and California’s number-two burger chain goes East.
  20. Mediavore
    Jay Leno Offered a Jaws Jumbo Burger Franchise; Cops Pistol Whip Citizen atWill the talk show host go into the fast food business if his show flops?
  21. Mediavore
    Feds Get Involved with Asian Carp; The Risks of Eating Bear MeatPlus: a Real Housewife writes a cookbook, and Target settles about false organic claims.
  22. Menus
    What to Eat at Sprout (Not, Sadly, the $120 Veal)Sprout’s menu features a deconstructed hamburger, but no outrageous veal entrees.
  23. Bright Young Things
    America’s Hottest Young Farmers, Readers’ Choice EditionMother Nature Network asks its readers to nominate forty young farmers.
  24. Mediavore
    Groceries For Back Of The Yards; Happy Birthday Dear GuinnessPlus: Sausage wars in Berlin; Guy Fieri’s aphrodisiac properties.
  25. Farmers Markets
    Green City Brings In The GreenThe Lincoln Park market gets a sizable government grant.
  26. Foodievents
    Windrose Farm Coming to Ammo’s Farm-to-Table Dinner on SundayWindrose Farm is bringing their heirloom tomatoes and peppers to Ammo this Sunday, with help from Tablas Creek.
  27. Lists
    Berkeley Dining Hall one of Country’s GreenestOrganic dining hall housed in green-certified building makes an environmentally friendly combo.
  28. TV Land
    Bleeding Heart Bakery Lands A TV Pilot!A reality show chronicling the day-to-day life of an organic, punky bakery may be coming to Planet Green.
  29. Food Politics
    Chicago Apparently Has Some Sort of ‘Green Food Resolution’New York wants to follow in Chicago’s ‘green food resolution’ footsteps. But what did Chicago do, exactly?
  30. Mediavore
    Financing for Local Farmers; Organic Goes Private LabelPlus: Greenpeace takes on Trader Joe’s; the Cheesecake Factory slows expansion
  31. Menu Changes
    Blvd 16’s New Summer MenuOrganic herbs and veggies grown on the hotel’s roof go into Simon Dolinky’s new summer menu at Blvd 16.
  32. Openings
    A Restaurant Called SproutSprout LLC has applied for a liquor license in the old Gino’s Pizza space on Fullerton. What exactly is it?
  33. Mediavore
    Mediavore: Food Pantries on the Move; Laying Off the VodkaPlus: organic farms as a real estate ploy, Canadian seal as a forbidden delicacy.
  34. Bookshelf
    Why Craft and Per Se Aren’t Among the ‘Healthiest,The authors of ‘Clean Plates: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest Restaurants in Manhattan’ defend their picks.
  35. Closings
    Uncle Marky’s Organics Closes, Makes Midtown All the More UnhealthyAfter almost a decade, a vegan-organic favorite is searching for a new location.
  36. Polemics
    Viva la Food Revolution?A so-called food revolution has begun, but it faces some obstacles.
  37. Bookshelf
    New York’s Healthiest, Tastiest Restaurants (Including Chipotle? DirtyA nutritionist and a food critic recommend restaurants where you can eat “healthy” without having to eat boring.
  38. Openings
    Kenney Comes BackThe raw-food pioneer has opened a second location of his organic deli.
  39. Openings
    A First Look at BEast, the Latest ‘Secret’ Lounge, Opening ThursdayIt’s not just the buzzer entry that makes this basement boîte, from an owner of Santos’ Party House, a promising development.
  40. Mediavore
    Demystifying Wine Prices; Avoiding Hangovers With Organic BoozeTwo classic snacks return to shelves, pills that give you minty burps, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  41. NewsFeed
    Ripert Admits Organic Doesn’t Always Mean TastyEric Ripert spilled the beans on the great unspoken secret of the organic movement: A lot of the food tastes bad.
  42. At the Market
    Fancy Food Show Brings Colonial Fruit Drinks and Our Old Friend Kulfi We took a break from our regularly scheduled Greenmarket food fest to hike through acres of fancy foods from the world over at last week’s Fancy Food Show. Over 2,000 displays filled the Javits Center with everything from antifreeze-green Chilean avocado oil to Brooklyn-made gummy bears that were actually the size of honey bears. To avoid going into fancy-food shock, we honed in on the (often overlapping) new and organic/natural categories. Here’s highlights, all currently available in the city.
  43. Mediavore
    Taking Food Snobbery to the Next Level; Paula Deen and the Pork Giant“Localvores” are highly virtuous and a big pain in the ass. [NYDN] Paula Deen finds herself on the wrong side of a Smithfield Foods labor dispute, and striking workers are calling for her to sever ties with the pork giant. [NYT] It’s not just red wine with fish anymore: Celebrity chefs are leading the way toward more imaginative wine and beer pairings, from Joe Bastianich’s pouring Dom Pérignon rosé with roast pheasant to Laurent Tourondel’s quaffing beer with his steak. [Forbes]
  44. Blueprint
    An Interactive Tour of the Country’s Greenest Food BusinessMaury Rubin has more on his mind than pretzel croissants. The chef-owner of bi-coastal branches of the City Bakery has become consumed of late with food miles, volatile organic compounds, and wax-lined coffee cups, those pernicious symbols of our disposable (but non-biodegradable) society. He has just opened the second outpost of Birdbath (code name: Sparrow), his pastry-shop side project that originated as a way to generate cash flow out of the front of his East Village commercial kitchen and has become, according to Rubin, “the greenest food business in the country.”
  45. Beef
    Bowery Whole Foods: An Effing Steamroller?Will a splashy new Whole Foods on the Bowery leave a trail of wilted organic markets in its wake? The vegetarian, all-organic, and entirely volunteer-run 4th Street Food Co-op and a handful of other nearby stores now have to compete with the city’s biggest location: The Bowery outpost, which opened last week, clocks in at 71,000 square feet. The Union Square emporium? 51,000. With stores set to open in Brooklyn, Tribeca, and Harlem in the next two years, the Whole Foods backlash is in full swing.
  46. Mediavore
    School of Rock for Celebrity Chefs; Organic Produce Got in My BodegaIt had to happen: A cooking school will teach the fine art of celebrity chefdom. [Food Arts] Albany is looking to get local and organic produce into low-income neighborhoods. [Daily Intel] A peek inside the supersecret Bite Club. [Off the Broiler] Related: Stop Being Perfect and Sign Up for Bite Club [Grub Street]
  47. Openings
    ‘Local’ Actor Makes Good (Coffee)Struggling actors used to wait tables to pay the bills. These days, they open coffee shops. First came Jack’s Stir-Brew, the homespun, four-table nook where Jack Mazzola fends off ever-encroaching Starbucks with Fair Trade beans, organic apples, and a conspicuously neighborhood-friendly vibe. And then late last month, Craig Walker, an avowed Jack’s fan, followed suit with Local, an equally pint-size nook with a similarly enlightened approach to sourcing beans and fostering community.
  48. Beef
    Did Michael Pollan Throw the Whole Foods Debate? (Just Asking)What exactly is up with Michael Pollan? We sat up late into the night waiting for him to put hard questions to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in the discussion we previewed the other day. Part of Pollan’s bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma was devoted to unmasking Whole Foods’ claims to sustainability and the like, but when the author finally sat down with Mackey, he was as cordial and giving as the publicity-obsessed CEO. Still, the discussion being two hours and all, there were inevitably highlights. (If you prefer to comb through it yourself, you may do that here.)
  49. fake food
    USDA Can’t Stop Millions of Pounds of Fake ‘Organic’ Imports From Entering U.S.Officials can’t “provide reasonable assurance” that foreign produce comes from certified farms.