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You will find good sushi in random places in Canada

You will also find bad sushi in random places, but that is not what this post is about.

Just so you know.

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Whole Foods Abandons Ramadan Marketing Campaign

Whole Foods is the object of a growing controversy about the popular grocery chain’s treatment of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims that started Aug. 1.

On July 27, the retailer introduced a special promotion for the month of Ramadan on their blog, Whole Story, featuring special recipes and product giveaways for the month. This promotion also coincided with the introduction of a new halal-certified product line in Whole Foods stores.

A day later, Fast Company posted an article highlighting Whole Foods’ online Ramadan campaign as a first for a major American food chain. The article presciently stated that although no major in-store promotions were planned, the Web and social media efforts were a bit of a risk in a U.S. marketplace that is often hostile to Islam.

Unsurprisingly, the campaign garnered the notice of right-wing bloggers who promptly branded Whole Foods as “jihadist” and “anti-Israel.” The absurdity of this position may have been easily dismissed if not for the subsequent reaction by leadership at the company.

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This is ridiculous.

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The Value of a Dollar

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Jonathan Blaustein lays out what you can get for $1.

Shown: double cheese burger from McDonald’s, saffron, organic blueberries from California, and dried smelt.

See the full gallery on his website here.

(Source: inthenoosphere)

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Eating The Earth: How Your Diet Affects The Planet 
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Eating The Earth: How Your Diet Affects The Planet 

Hat Tip: WWF

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Two  same-age salmon, one a genetically modified salmon (rear), the other a  non-genetically modified salmon (foreground) appear in this photo  provided by AquaBounty Technologies. The U.S. Food and Drug  Administration has recently been studying whether to approve marketing a  genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. (AP  Photo/AquaBounty Technologies)
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Two same-age salmon, one a genetically modified salmon (rear), the other a non-genetically modified salmon (foreground) appear in this photo provided by AquaBounty Technologies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently been studying whether to approve marketing a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. (AP Photo/AquaBounty Technologies)

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Soda Pop Stop

A small business owner who specializes in importing and selling small-business, family-owned soda pop brands from all over the world in his shop, speaks about the evils, pitfalls, and joys of the soda business. And while he does all that, he also recommends some independently owned and marketed sodas you should check out.

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Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food

A really great presentation. I really gained a lot more respect for Jamie Oliver while I watched him speak.

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Paraguay: Transgenic corn destruction fuels national debate >>

Our food systems have been fundamentally altered over the last few decades. This ‘war’ on our food sources is being led by massive powerful transnational corporations like Monsanto and Cargill. The introduction genetically modified seeds which are patented has not only altered our food, it has also impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of farmers from India to Mexico, and from Iowa to Saskatchewan. This article tells the story of how Paraguay is dealing with the debate arising from this trend.

As a quick aside, the documentary mentioned in this article, called “The World According to Monsanto”, is simply fantastic. You should definitely check it out.

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This is great. LOVE Langston Hughes.

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This is great. LOVE Langston Hughes.

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Naan - Literally “bread”. Thin, long and oval shaped, its mainly a white/whole wheat blend. Topped with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, nigella  seeds, or some combination of these. Upon request, customers may be  able to get all white flour and a helping of oil, which makes it rich  and delicious.

Naan is awesome. And so is this picture. That is all.

watanafghanistan:

Naan - Literally “bread”. Thin, long and oval shaped, its mainly a white/whole wheat blend. Topped with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, nigella seeds, or some combination of these. Upon request, customers may be able to get all white flour and a helping of oil, which makes it rich and delicious.

Naan is awesome. And so is this picture. That is all.

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India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor? >>

Inside the drab district hospital, where dogs patter down the corridors, sniffing for food, Ratan Bhuria’s children are curled together in the malnutrition ward, hovering at the edge of starvation. His daughter, Nani, is 4 and weighs 20 pounds. His son, Jogdiya, is 2 and weighs only eight. Landless and illiterate, drowned by debt, Mr. Bhuria and his ailing children have staggered into the hospital ward after falling through India’s social safety net. They should receive subsidized government food and cooking fuel. They do not. The older children should be enrolled in school and receiving a free daily lunch. They are not.

For the governing Indian National Congress Party, which has staked its political fortunes on appealing to the poor, this persistent inability to make government work for people like Mr. Bhuria has set off an ideological debate over a question that once would have been unthinkable in India: Should the country begin to unshackle the poor from the inefficient, decades-old government food distribution system and try something radical, like simply giving out food coupons, or cash?

Read more at The New York Times

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Hat tip: GOOD

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