SIMPLY RECIPES: How to Make Jam in the Microwave
POLITICO EU: A rash of suicides among French farmers becomes a crisis as yields tanks and prices plunge.
ANDREW KNISS asks if people are going to criticize the trade-offs organic farmers make that result in a yield gap with conventional production, how come nobody seems to criticize conventional farmers for the trade offs they make that result in the gap between actual and potential yields?
REACTIONS: How To Make Fish Less Fishy (Chemistry Life Hacks)
SCIENCE Vs: Organic food
It’s an epic three-way battle this week — organic vs conventional vs …science. Three out of every four American grocery stores sell organic products, but what are you really getting when you buy them? Better taste? Fewer toxic chemicals? A cleaner environment? Farmers Mark, Andy, and Brian Reeves, nutritional epidemiologist Dr. Kathryn Bradbury, Prof. Cynthia Curl, and Prof. Navin Ramankutty help us sort it all out.
LAYLA EPLETT at SCIENTIFIC AMERICA lays out a nice two part series on artisanal cheese in America. Profiles of an anthropologist who studies the subject and a cheese maker.
TOVE DANOVICH explores the implications of non-violent cannibalism and makes some pancakes with her own blood.
NPR: Bakers take to stone milling their own flour in search of a fresher, wheatier loaf.
CITYLAB: A Queens community garden connects kids to community as dirt becomes an alternative to detention.