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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

Basil & Pesto

Birds of a feather… Summer is the season for this aromatic herb, often linked with that harmony called pesto.  Native to Asia, fragrant and tender basil (Ocimum basilicum) belongs to the mint family. Derived from the Greek word basilikohn, meaning “royal,” basil has long been considered noble and regal.  They have square stems, two-lipped flowers, fragrant oil glands, and are variable [...]

The Scarlet “T”

For shame.  Scientists have discovered a genetic reason that diminishes a tomato’s flavor even if the fruit is picked ripe and pampered.  The culprit is a chance gene mutation that was discovered, and apparently not shared, by tomato breeders. It was deliberately bred into almost all hybrid tomatoes as it made them more pleasing to the eye — a luscious scarlet when ripe.  [...]

Farmers’ Markets

In probability theory and statistics, standard deviation is often used to measure the variability or dispersion of a population. Sort of  the arithmetic mean of the mean.  To solve for population standard deviations:   Algebraic variables deliberately ignored and set aside, I embrace diversity (even kind aberrations) and conversely tend to mildly loathe the chase [...]