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Standing Room Only – What Makes Food Edible?

Science Café Bloomington brings scientists and the public together to consider science research of general interest. The group recently hosted sociocultural anthropologist Rick Wilk of Indiana University, who researches  why certain foods are considered edible in some eras and cultures, but inedible in others. Wilk specifically addressed fish, using carp and fish considered by-catch as an example.

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Hoosier Hills Food Bank Provides Monthly Food Boxes To Low-Income Seniors

Heirloom tomatoes harvested for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Courtesy Jennifer Joy Jameson (Flickr)

Starting in June, Hoosier Hills Food Bank (HHFB) will begin providing monthly boxes of food for up to 100 low-income senior citizens in Monroe County. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is already operational in Brown, Crawford, Orange, and Martin counties. Potentially eligible seniors must complete a program application and will be scheduled for an interview to document their eligibility. Casey …

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Genetically Modified Organisms and the Food Supply: An informational Session

On Wednesday, February 19th the League of Women Voters hosted an informational session on Genetically Modified Organisms with three distinguished speakers. George Hageman, Professor Emeritus in Microbiology at Indiana University opened the program with an overview and some background on the history and uses of genetically modified organisms for agriculture. Then Kyle Cline, National Policy advisor for the Indiana Farm …

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Hola Bloomington – December 20, 2013

Hostess Johann Mercado and Sandra Santana bring us a special holiday program with Traditions of Christmas Eve and New Year’s from different countries of Latin America. Listen to all the different food being cooked and desserts from countries like Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Chile and so on. Listen to the events of the week and the segment of “Desde los pasillos.” …

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Around the Table – Episode 2: Food

Episode Two: Food In this episode of “Around the Table”, listen to hear about the food culture of Bloomington. Around the Table correspondent Nash Hott speaks with local restaurant owners Daniel Orr of Farm Bloomington and David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent. Plus, we hear about your favorite places to dine out in Bloomington, in our Voices in the Street segment. …

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Mother’s Hubbard’s Cupboard Expands Services To Community In Larger Facility

A local food charity has been able to significantly expand its services and programs for people since its movement into a new facility. In June of this year, Mother’s Hubbard’s Cupboard opened its doors at 1100 West Allen Street. The new facility plus an increase in food available for distribution and increased staff have allowed more hours of service to …

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Daily Local News – September 6, 2013

The USDA released their latest report: Household Food Security in the United States in 2012; On September 4th the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals gave permission to build a house on a lot that is smaller than allowed by County ordinances; The documentary “Black Gold” will be showing at the IU cinema this weekend, hosted by Fair Trade Bloomington. …

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