I thought I’d point you to some of the other food related pieces that have been posted on MNN lately. There’s some good reading here.

Free fair trade yummies in October - October's Fair Trade Month -- and a fun-filled eco-educational campaign's planned, featuring giveaways, coupons, and more.

Your Filet-O-Fish is endangered - McDonald’s buys millions of pounds of hoki each year for Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. Now, conservationists say the New Zealand fish is being depleted.

Green jobs: Urban farming in Chicago - Growing Home works with the homeless and low-income population in Chicago to provide organic agriculture training.
(Herb) genie in a bottle - Yun Hwan Sung's 'Seeds in the Bottle' design concept transforms used plastic bottles into mini herb gardens, no rubbing necessary.
Urban composting on the go - Introducing the Braun Envi, a unique "urban dustbin" concept geared towards banana-peel wielding city dwellers.
Your car as food dehydrator - Why drive when you can dehydrate? Discover the fruit dehydrator you already own. It's parked on your street.
Safer mac n’ cheese, please - Why does the American version of this family favorite have more chemicals than the European variety?

Save our spuds: Scientists answer call on potato blight - Gene detectives have discovered the DNA of the organism causing the blight, potentially opening the way for new potato strains and smarter pesticides 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.