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Dandelion Greens: The Weeds You Can Eat

February 26, 2013 Nicole German Morgan

While kale's reputation for health keeps growing, it’s time for the dandelion green to share the spotlight! This lesser-known leafy green packs a similar nutritional value.   The early spring months of March and April

January-February 2013

The 2013 Farm Bill: What RDs Need to Know

February 26, 2013 Liz Spittler

Arguably one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting food security, nutrition and public health in the U.S., the farm bill also can be one of the most confusing. Here are some good-to-know details

January-February 2013

How to Cook Everything: Essentials

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Price and Platform Free; available via Apple App store   RD Score 4 out of 5 stars   Synopsis of the App Based on Mark Bittman’s bestselling cookbook, How to Cook Everything: Essentials is a

January-February 2013

How to Organize a Farm Tour

February 26, 2013 Garrett Berdan

In 2012, the Oregon and Washington State Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics teamed up to offer a pre-conference farm tour before their joint annual meeting. A group of 35 registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered

January-February 2013

Seafood Watch

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Price and Platform Free; available via Apple App store and Android/Google Play   RD Score 5 out of 5 stars   Synopsis of the App Seafood Watch is a digital pocket guide to ocean-friendly seafood

January-February 2013

Find Me Gluten Free

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free; available in Apple App store and Android/Google Play   RD Score 3 out of 5   Synopsis of the App Developed by a celiac disease patient, the Find Me Gluten Free

January-February 2013

FoodFacts

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Price and Platform Free; available via Apple App store   RD Score 3 out of 5 stars   Synopsis of the App The FoodFacts app delivers product nutrition information, ingredients, allergens and the FoodFacts Health

January-February 2013

Food on the Table

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free; available via Apple App store   RD Score 4 out of 5   Synopsis of the App Food on the Table is a meal planning on a budget app. The app

January-February 2013

How Precision Agriculture Is Changing Farming

February 26, 2013 Hillary Rosner

From the road, crop fields look pretty low tech: just neat rows of plants climbing toward the sun. But the systems controlling these fields may be much more sophisticated than you’d expect, relying on satellites,

January-February 2013

The Urban Farm: A New American Frontier

February 26, 2013 Erin Sund

City dwellers are no strangers to small-space gardening; tomato plants grow on narrow decks and kitchen gardens turn out an abundance of herbs. Now some enterprising urbanites are taking it to the next level, reclaiming

January-February 2013

Aromatics: The Foundation of Flavor

February 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

From mirepoix in France to refogado in Brazil, foundational trinities of aromatic vegetables bring flavor to soups, stews, sauces and other dishes worldwide. Aromatics are vegetables that deliver deep, rounded flavor and aroma when heated

January-February 2013

Healthy Soils, Healthy Foods

February 26, 2013 Jennie Schmidt

Soil — a dynamic and complex system of minerals, air, water and organic matter — is the lifeblood of anyone’s farm and of everyone’s food supply.  The primary nutrients used by plants are nitrogen (a

January-February 2013

Dehydrators: Recover the Lost Art of Drying Food

February 26, 2013 Sara Haas

  For centuries, before modern conveniences like refrigeration, many cultures used the sun and air to dehydrate foods as a way to preserve the bounties of hunts and harvests. The dehydration process took days and