For some local food news first, the Seattle Times' now-former critic, Nancy Leson, smiles for the camera and launches her new blog. Since we’re in

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Farm-Loving Corporations, Nanofoods, and Other Food News

For some local food news first, the Seattle Times' now-former critic, Nancy Leson, smiles for the camera and launches her new blog. Since we’re in disclosure mode, I too must confess that someone finally caught me on film.

Once Bitten... by Steve Boggan (UK Guardian): Nanofood is the new cloning. Why would the public have a problem with it?

In Trial Run, Chipotle Heads to the Farm by Jane Black (Washington Post): How a fast-food chain paired up with an organic famer famous for his eat-local ethics to put ethical carnitas in its burritos.

Wal-Mart Move Tipping Point for Non-Hormone Milk by Janet McFarland (Toronto Globe & Mail): Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Kroger are all going rBST-free with their store-brand milk. Hormone manufacturer Monsanto's stock price doesn't seem to be affected. Bonus link: Toronto has the best-named wine columnist ever.

Can Sips at Home Prevent Binges? by Eric Asimov (NY Times): The Times' wine columnist calls up a few scientists to determine whether or not he should give his sons tastes of wine. Their responses give me some clue why my short-term memory has never been the same since the little project I took on as a high-school student in Belgium.

And last, Philadelphia discovers that Rachel Ray is not coming to the city to film her own travel program.

 
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