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Food to cost more, harming poorest

May 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Public policy and food

Besides the perhaps inevitable inching up of food prices, we can now count on spending an additional 1 percent on our food through sales taxes, thanks to a sales tax increase approved last week. Unfortunately, our spineless “conservative” legislators would rather gouge you and me than raise the income tax or eliminate some exemptions granted […]

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Kansans to give perspective on Food Inc.

May 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Food in the news, local food

If you missed it in the theaters, on video and last week on PBS, you still can see Food Inc. this week on KTWU, Channel 11, in Topeka, and you’ll get a Kansas perspective, too. The Oscar-nominated movie is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, on KTWU. Even if you have seen the […]

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Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt

April 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt · Classes/education opportunities, Roundup

Learn to grow food. Two opportunities on tap; don’t wait to sign up! The K-State Extension Service in Shawnee County is  having a vegetable-growing seminar tomorrow, April 24, in Topeka. Registration is requested. Their flyer (PDF) tells more about it. And in Lawrence, Douglas County horticulture extension agent Jennifer Smith will be giving a class […]

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Food safety legislation lurches along; stay tuned

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Food in the news

So have you been following the great food safety legislation debate? (Specifically, HR 2749; see GovTrack.us.) My guess is probably not, because it’s darned hard to follow. I hope you nevertheless will let your lawmakers know that food safety is a big deal that they need to work on. Should they support this bill? Hmm. […]

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Roundup: Tours, harvests, ag news and more

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Books about food, Growing food, Roundup

Lots of news to report, from activities to politics to getting informed. Read on for local and larger news and links. On a local level KSU photo Having a field day. If this amazingly mild weather holds, I just may change my mind about skipping this Saturday’s (July 25) horticulture field day at Kansas State’s […]

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