Resistance, Not all germs are created equal

The Hosting of Resistance the Film

Slow Food Charlotte Presents “Resistance the Film Not All Germs Are Created Equal” This Monday SFC hosted a screening and panel discussion of a wonderful documentary by filmmaker Michael Graziano. Slow foodies and their friends gathered beforehand at the 7th Street Public Market to enjoy some local brews, pizza and conversation. From there everyone walked […]

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HorneCreek

Non-profit events should help drive a profitable food system

Slow Food Charlotte is working with the chefs of PCG, culinary students, and an NC apple grower, Lee Calhoun, to collaborate on a whole product lifecycle experience. Chefs and students will go to Lee’s farm to hear him speak, pick apples, and build relationships. Then in the following days the chefs will build menu items […]

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NC Choices

Practicing Local Farmers and Meat Producers Event

$20 per person includes access to entire program, catered lunch and workshop materials. Registration is available online, pay by credit card, by clicking here. Processing fees apply (less than $5). Payment by check can be made- email casey@ncchoices.com for details. Use subject line “RLC workshop pay by check” NC Cooperative Extension personnel should register by contacting […]

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canola-field

The Southeast is Producing Non-GMO Canola Oil

Always encouraging to hear regional partners creating alternatives products that don’t sacrifice in its quality or operations. Why non-GMO canola? Canola (Brassica family), not traditionally a southern crop, is an attractive commodity. It has the lowest saturated fat of any major vegetable oil, with a favorable mix of mono- and polyunsaturated fats. It’s also an […]

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GMO-Banana-Leaf

Going Bananas? GMO Bananas..

GMO Technology developed to help solve problems in agriculture. But what are the cost and long term is it working in our favor? The genetic human advancement is extremely slow compared to the microorganism we are trying to battle. Long term studies of the impact on human health is non existant for GMO foods. A […]

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NC East Alliance

Food & Fuel 4 the Forces

Food & Fuel 4 the Forces, the North Carolina Eastern Region and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the “Food 4 the Forces” event in New Bern, North Carolina on June 10, 2014. When. June 10, 2014 Where.  New Bern Convention Center 203 S. Front Street New Bern, NC 28560 Purpose. The […]

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Eat, Drink, Be Local

Week to Highlight Local Food and Farms in Hickory Area

Newton, NC – Eat, Drink, and Be Local, a week organized by NC Cooperative Extension to raise awareness of the bounty of local food that is grown and prepared in our area, is happening in Catawba County May 18th-24th. The week will be a celebration of our local farms, restaurants, and all the people involved in bringing food […]

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A Bunch of Broccoli

Chef Thomas Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli is starting to burst forth from the ground, and this is a tasty way to enjoy it from Chef Thomas! What you need 1 1/2# broccoli florets and chopped stalks 1/4 cup plain low fat yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons apple cide vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh […]

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Dig-Local

NCDA&CS announces plans for Dig Into Local Restaurant Week

RALEIGH — This summer, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will unveil a new promotion for diners interested in tasting the best of N.C. agriculture. Dig Into Local Restaurant Week will be held in restaurants across the Piedmont July 14-23. “Dig Into Local Restaurant Week is not your typical restaurant week promotion,” said […]

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Leaf Hopper

Plant Zombies?

How plants become zombies… Scientists in the labs of Professor Hogenhout at JIC, and Professors Angenent and Immink at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, have discovered that the parasitic bacterium produces a protein called SAP54 that is essential to this process. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-zombies.html

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