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Pink chicken goo


It looks like soft ice cream or plastic foam. But the above photo showing a thick stream of bubble-gum pink goo spiralling out of a machine is apparently of mechanically separated chicken.

But what does that mean?

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New Orleans: Where local food matters

Buying local is a popular trend that's grown across North America in recent years, but it has taken on special importance in the post-Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans.


In a recent trip to New Orleans for the fifth anniversary of Katrina, I spoke to celebrity chef John Besh about how the community came together in the wake of the storm.

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A farmer's market by any other name

While both farmer's markets and grocery stores are in the business of selling food, the atmosphere and purpose are infinitely different.

But Loblaw Cos. Ltd. is hoping to meld the convenience of the grocery store with the charm of the market.

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All the buzz

This spring, honeybees have been all the buzz, it seems, with a host of articles published and news features broadcast about urban hives and local honey as well as continued documentary reports about the troubling and mysterious colony collapse disorder. Heck, even one of my suburban friends suddenly decided to take an intro to beekeeping course.

So, when I got an invite to get up close and person with a few hundred honeybees, I happily accepted.

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Spring cravings

It's been rainy and dreary and grey in Toronto the past few days. All signs of winter have long melted away, revealing garbage-ridden sidewalks and matted, brown grass.

But in the midst of all the monotonous colours, I did see my first sign of spring on the weekend.

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Got milk?

By Andree Lau, CBCNews.ca

I hate the taste of milk. Every time my parents made me drink it as a kid, I got a stomachache. They didn't believe me, thinking I was up to childhood hysterics.

I remember my aunt — in trying to coax me to drink my milk — adding Ribena to my glass, turning it pink. It worked for a day.

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Shadows of the Irish Famine

By Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca

The disease that led to the crash of the potato harvest in Ireland in the 1840s still haunts farmers in the 21st century.

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Fishing for a fix

By Amber Hildebrandt, CBCNews.ca

All too often I stumble upon an article that makes me aware of how very damaging my appetite is to the environment, and I sigh.

Because I know that the next time I go to the grocery store I'm going to be standing in yet another aisle, paralyzed by ethical, nutritional and environmental choices.

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'New dawn' for curvy cucumber

By Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca

The European Union on Wednesday announced it is easing restrictions on the sale of curvy and misshapen fruits and veggies.

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A zinger of a zucchini

by Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca
The New York Daily News recently featured a profile of Apollonia Castitlione, a Queens gardener who grew a whopper of a zucchini measuring six feet long.

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