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    Downtown Portland food truck owners ‘don’t feel safe anymore’

    by: Lindsay Nadrich, KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: Jul 6, 2021 / 04:20 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 6, 2021 / 06:22 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of a downtown Portland food truck are closing their SW 2nd Avenue location over safety concerns. The owners of Veggie Bowl say vandalism, an upswing in Asian hate and changes to the environment have made it unsafe for them to operate downtown. Several food cart owners on SW 2nd Avenue told KOIN 6 News they also don’t feel safe at night and are frustrated with the state of downtown Portland.  

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    A no-beef diet is great, but don’t replace it with chicken

    Most people have heard it by now: Our meat habit is bad for the world. Polling suggests that tens of millions of people are taking this message seriously: One in four Americans said they tried to cut back on meat in the last year, and half of those cited environmental concerns as a major reason. The popular food site Epicurious recently announced they’ve stopped publishing recipes with beef in them, because of beef’s climate impacts, setting off the latest round of discussion on meat’s effects on the environment. Cutting meat consumption is as smart an idea as advertised.  

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    How to compost: Don’t waste your waste | Food-and-cooking

    Healthy soil is the key to a great garden. As young plants break out of their seeds, they dig their roots deep into the ground looking for nutrients. That’s where composting comes in. Composting is a cheap, easy and versatile way to nourish your soil without harsh chemical fertilizers. So, what is it? Composting simply involves storing organic waste products and waiting for them to break down for garden use. Often called “black gold” by farmers and gardeners alike, produce clippings, yard waste and a wide variety of ingredients decompose and transform into a rich fertilizer resembling garden soil through  

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    My husband eats meat. I don’t. It can get surprisingly complicated.

    Food was at the heart of my courtship with my now-husband Ben. We traipsed New York City in search of the best slice, signed up for macaroni and cheese festivals, and, later, he’d delight (sometimes) in my vegetarian cooking. Even now, he’ll request a Beyond Meat burrito for dinner. While we both love food, we don’t see eye to eye on the ethics behind it or, perhaps better put, I have a real passion for the environmental and humane aspects behind my eating, while his take is more along the lines of, “I love hot dogs.” I’ve been eating vegetarian  

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    54.4 million Americans don’t have access to healthy food. That’s a des

    Even in the richest parts of urban America there are pockets of deep food insecurity, and more often than not it is Black and Latino communities that are hit hardest. As an urban planning academic who teaches a course on food justice, I’m aware that this disparity is in large part through design. For over a century, urban planning has been used as a toolkit for maintaining white supremacy that has divided U.S. cities along racial lines. And this has contributed to the development of so-called “food deserts“—areas of limited access to reasonably priced, healthy,  

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    The best vegan pizza shows that you don’t need cheese

    When my mother and I moved to New Haven, Conn., a year later, we landed in another city that treats its pizza with the gravity it deserves. Locals will ask whether you are a supporter of Pepe’s or Sally’s, the city’s two nearly century-old pizzerias, and judge you on the response. (My stepdad, a local, is a Pepe’s man, so you know where our family’s loyalties lie.) Years later, I married a guy from Detroit, a city with its own intense pizza tradition. It wasn’t until I started making pizza, first in a shop in Florida when I was 18,  

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    Pale and gelatinous: I tried vegan seafood so you don’t have to | Vegan food and drink

    My friend Henry walked into my kitchen and eyed the can of vegan “skallops” on the counter. My goal for the week was to try as many vegan seafood items as possible. I wanted to know if I could learn to love them, and if they could replace seafood the way Beyond Meat has replaced burgers in my house. “You’re not really going to eat those, are you?” he said while raising an eyebrow. The skallops looked pale and gelatinous. “I’m going to try,” I said. “One of my very first jobs was at a restaurant on the  

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    Study examines healthy food labels that work and don’t work

    Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 17 2020 Want that packet of biscuits? That’ll be 17 minutes of jogging to burn off one serving (and there’s probably more than one serving in there). Such Physical Activity Equivalent (PAE) labels on food and beverages have been shown to encourage consumers to make healthier purchases. However, new research from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in Singapore has found that when displayed alongside a Healthier Choice Symbol, the positive effects of both labels are diluted. The study was recently published in the journal Appetite.  

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    No-Cook Cooking: A Don’t Forget List may become a new Thanksgiving tradition | Food & Cooking

    By now, you probably have a pretty good idea what you’ll serve — or order — for your Thanksgiving feast. If you’re cooking at home, you’re making that grocery list and checking it twice. Now it’s time to start a new list — a list of all the things you tend to overlook or forget. This year’s going to be different, so there’s no reason we can’t think positively and make some happy changes in the midst of all the chaos. With a Don’t Forget List on your phone or in your planner, this can be the Thanksgiving without a  

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    Healthy food labels that work and don’t work

    IMAGE: Example product from NUSMart showing how the labels were presented across the three study conditions. NUSMart is an online grocery shopping platform set up by Duke-NUS Medical School researchers to… view more  Credit: Duke-NUS Medical School SINGAPORE, 17 November 2020 – Want that packet of biscuits? That’ll be 17 minutes of jogging to burn off one serving (and there’s probably more than one serving in there). Such Physical Activity Equivalent (PAE) labels on food and beverages have been shown to encourage consumers to make healthier purchases. However, new research from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Saw Swee Hock School  

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