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    Food Day Kansas City 2014 – Apple Share

    You’re the apple of my eye. An apple for the teacher. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple as a positive image is pervasive in our culture. And it just so happens that it’s plentiful in Missouri and Kansas in October. With our trees bursting with fresh, crisp locally grown fruit, apples [...]

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Food Day – October 24, 2014

Food Day is a celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and a campaign for better food policies. It seeks to:

Promote safer, healthier diets

Support sustainable and organic farms

Reduce hunger

Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals

Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

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Food Day KC Blog

Meatless Mondays?

The Meatless Mondays campaign, jointly launched by the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of public health in 2003, has gained traction over the last decade or so.  To those who wonder, this simply means to go meatless on Mondays.  Awareness of the program has escalated, influencing decisions to reduce meat intake. The campaign has now [...]

The Reviled & Revered Humble Spud

Potatoes abound in food lore. These subterranean tubers were even the partial cause of a significant global migration, a diaspora of sorts. In the early 19th century, potatoes were grown extensively in northern Europe and certainly in Ireland. It was almost solely relied upon as the Emerald Isle staple owing to low production costs coupled [...]

Eggplant — One Confused Ego

So many fictions have plagued eggplant. Though commonly thought of as a vegetable, eggplant is actually a fruit, and specifically a berry. Eggplants belong to the Solanaceae plant family, commonly known as nightshades, and are kinsfolk with tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. Eggplants have nothing to do with eggs other than their oblong shape which [...]