Friday food news roundup
Boutique beers are the new cocktail as more money-conscious Americans choose cheaper high quality draft beers made by small local breweries over wine and spirits amid the country's recession, experts say.
You will recall that the FDA's 1994 stance on labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods was that labeling foods as GM or non-GM would be misleading because the foods are no different. Despite overwhelming evidence that the public wants to know whether foods are GM or not, GM foods do not have to be labeled. Worse, those that are labeled non-GM have to include a disclaimer that this makes no difference (I explain how all this happened in Safe Food).
Orzo is a type of pasta that looks like rice. It’s popular in Greece, where it is baked in casseroles like this one. If you like comforting dishes like macaroni and cheese, you’ll like this.
The Organic Planet Festival, now in its fifth year, is Humboldt County's largest 'green' event offering a fun-filled and informative extravaganza featuring top-flight music, organic food and beverages, inspiring talks and workshops, the World's Largest Organic Salad, a non-toxic kids' village with petting zoo, a food drive, and over 50 natural product exhibitors.Click here for more information on the festival.
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