|3 Maine chefs, one restaurant make Beard list|
Portland Press Herald - 2/21/2013. By Meredith Goad - Three Maine chefs and one Portland restaurant have made the long list of semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards. Maine's three semifinalists in the prestigious Best Chef: Northeast category are Krista Kern Dejarlais, chef/owner of Bresca in Portland; Brian Hill, chef/owner of Francine Bistro in Camden; and Melissa Kelly, chef/owner of Primo in Rockland. Portland's Fore Street is a semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant.
|Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself|
Yes! - 2/20/2013. By Shannon Hayes - “But can we feed the world this way?” As we try to move humanity away from dominant power regimes and thoughtless extraction of the earth’s resources, toward a way of life that honors the earth and all of her creatures, I think this is the most maddening question we can be asking ourselves.
|The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food|
The New York Times - 2/20/2013. By Michael Moss - On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it.
|New Report on Farmers Markets & Low-Income Communities|
Project for Public Spaces - 2/20/2013. In 2009, the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with Columbia University, undertook a study to examine what market characteristics successfully attract low-income shoppers.