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Star Tribune Features Local Food

strinThe Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune recently ran a story about how more people are eating local food and joining CSAs. It's a good article that speaks to increased awareness on the part of Twin Cities eaters. This year, there are more than 40 CSAs serving the Twin Cities (30% more than last year), and the folks at Health Partners are embarking on a study to see if local, sustainable foods might reduce health care costs down the line. Here's a quote from the article:

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Local Meat Sources and the National Animal ID System (NAIS)

Just found this scary post by Leslie Berliant at Sustainablog, discussing the National Animal ID System (NAIS), a group ostensibly created to curb thecow2 outbreak of diseases. Quoting David E.

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Minneapolis Sustainable Food Initiative

minneapolis-sustainable The move towards sustainable food has not been lost on the city of Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis Sustainable Food Initiative website lists these benefits associated with eating local, sustainable food:

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Blogging About the Corner Table Blog

scott-pampuch Corner Table is consistently rated one of the top restaurants in Minneapolis. Nestled in a mostly non-descript corner in South Minneapolis (save for Anodyne Coffee Shop, and Roadrunner Records), Corner Table (43rd and Nicollet, 612.823.0011) has served delicious food made from local and sustainable ingredients since 2004.

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What is Sustainable Food?

Sustainweb, a British site with the subheader: the alliance for better food and farming, provides these (slightly edited) guidelines for people who want to eat sustainable food:

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Bugs: the Ultimate Sustainable Food

The website, posted a blog about eating bugs today, calling bugs: "the next sustainable food source." Here's an excerpt:

In the face of a growing food crisis, could insects be the next sustainable food source? Last year, a group of experts proclaimed that we could all help the environment by eating insects. We wrote about the gag-inducing descriptions that adventurous gastronomes use to illustrate the flavor of things like giant water bugs – some people say the meat is “perfumey, tastes like salty apples”.

The post feastures a link to, which is a site all about different bugs to eat and ways to eat them. When eating bugs becomes the norm, I'm pretty sure I'll be a vegetarian.

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