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A Food-Loving Mom’s Response to 'Fed Up'
I didn’t know much about Fed Up before going into it, just that it was another in a growing string of documentaries interrogating the food industry. I was suspicious when I saw the cliched montage of headless fatties, ready to dismiss the film out of hand for its reliance on this trope alone.

11:30AM Mon. May 19, 2014, Melanie Haupt Read More | Comment »

Spent: Trouble Brewing for Local Breweries and Farms
The mutually beneficial relationship between brewers and farmers may soon be coming to an end. As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA has proposed new and pervasive regulations governing the use of spent grain for animal feed.

11:15AM Thu. Apr. 3, 2014, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Food Issue Extra Helpings: I'm Waiting for My Ham
Titaya’s reopened on North Lamar last Monday, and an entire subculture of this great city celebrated. Eleven months of renovations had kept the much beloved Thai food shop shuttered, with rumors concerning its reopening stunning the city upon every mention.

12:30PM Mon. Feb. 10, 2014, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Farm and Food Leadership Conference
Nonprofit leaders, farmers and ranchers, and local food activists will gather at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center (1408 Chesnut in Bastrop) on Sept. 22-23 for the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) annual conference.

3:10PM Tue. Sep. 17, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

The Food Issue: When Vegetables Aren't Enough
You can’t swing a dead armadillo in Austin without hitting a “foodie” – a variegated species ranging roughly from purist vegans through sushi savants to connoisseurs of deep-fried turkey. They pursue their gastronomic passions with singular concentration, and it’s among the blessings of living here that it takes all kinds to make an Austin ecosystem.

9:55AM Wed. Jun. 12, 2013, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Outcome for Local Food Legislation
A few months ago Jim Hightower told members of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to jump on the Texas Farm-to-Table Caucus like “gators on a poodle.” As it turns out, this was wise advice.

12:15PM Fri. May 24, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

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Texas House to Vote on Beer Bills Today
After having been voted out of the Texas Senate and out of committee in the House, the five craft beer bills permitting Texas brewpubs to distribute and small-production breweries to offer on-site sales direct to consumers have been scheduled for a full House vote today, Friday, May 17.

11:30AM Fri. May 17, 2013, Ivy Le Read More | Comment »

Urban Farm Redux
HausBar Farms is back in business, sort of. Following an inspection by city officials, HausBar is now allowed to sell vegetables from their Eastside urban farm. This is good news for urban farmers and the local food community, alike.

4:10PM Fri. May 3, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Food Fight
This week the House version of the Animal ID bill flew through the Texas House Calendars Committee, worrying many small producers and food activists.

12:30PM Fri. Apr. 26, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

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