Italian and Persian cuisine pair deliciously in Wilmington – Daily Breeze

Italian and Persian cuisine pair deliciously in Wilmington – Daily Breeze

Driving through heavily industrial Wilmington, the sign for Neno’s Italian restaurant and Norooz Persian grill – two restaurants under one roof – is an industrial strength surprise. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway feels downright cinematic, as you pass a slew of gas stations, motels, and fast food restaurants — in particular, a seemingly endless … Read more

Meet Ali Manning of Umami Food Consulting

Meet Ali Manning of Umami Food Consulting

Ali Manning is a food scientist whose career has spanned food chemistry, food entrepreneurship and, now, book publishing. At her company, Umami Food Consulting, she works with aspiring and successful food entrepreneurs, particularly in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) space. She helps bring their businesses to life, sharing a food industry experience … Read more

Here’s how agricultural research in Antarctica is helping scientists grow food in space

Here's how agricultural research in Antarctica is helping scientists grow food in space

Understanding how to feed people in space is an important part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation in extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil collected during the Apollo lunar missions. But this isn’t the first … Read more

Washington Week Ahead: Vilsack faces senators amid growing food crisis | 2022-05-20

Washington Week Ahead: Vilsack faces senators amid growing food crisis |  2022-05-20

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is traveling to Capitol Hill this week to testify before the Senate Agriculture Committee amid growing concerns about the global food supply and soaring costs of fertilizers and other farm inputs. The Biden administration has struggled to find ways to boost U.S. food production in the face of drought and delayed … Read more

Afghanistan’s new poor line up for aid to survive as food crisis rages

Afghanistan's new poor line up for aid to survive as food crisis rages

Many of the people waiting for help in Khwaja Rawash, a middle-class neighborhood near Kabul International Airport, are Afghanistan’s new poor. Before, they had decent jobs; now they depend on international aid to survive. The 3,800 Afghans (just over $40) they receive from the WFP will help them get through the month. It’s calmer than … Read more

Carsten Höller: “I never want flowers on my food. It bothers me’ | Carsten Holler

I have only been to Stockholm twice, both times to meet experimental artist Carsten Höller, most famous for installing helter-skelters in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, and for Upside-Down Worlds inspired by magic mushrooms of all kinds. When I first met him seven years ago, Höller introduced me to the pair of bullfinches he was hand-feeding … Read more

Iowa farmers face late planting and higher input costs, while high food costs put China in focus • Farm Policy News

Iowa farmers face late planting and higher input costs, while high food costs put China in focus • Farm Policy News

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of today’s Des Moines Register that “this year’s planting season is about as unusual as Blake Reynolds can remember: snow, rain and cold meant that ‘he started plant corn and soybeans this year in mid-mayroughly when he completed plant his crop last year. And the year before. “We’ve … Read more

Feeding the Hungry: Each month, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes 39 million pounds of food in South Los Angeles – American Press

Feeding the Hungry: Each month, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes 39 million pounds of food in South Los Angeles - American Press

Volunteers from Acadiana’s Second Harvest Food Bank distribute food to residents during the Food Distribution for Southwest Louisiana. With warehouses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Second Harvest distributes more than 39 million pounds of food and groceries to more than 700 partners and programs in South Louisiana, reaching at least 100,000 people each month. (Special … Read more