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Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
Chompie’s locations across the Valley, including Chandler and Tempe, will offer a buy one, get one burger deal during the upcoming spring training season.
ALBANY, N.Y. — American athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.
A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.
Arizona Ambassador Girl Scout Morgan Serventi made life a little better in Wamba, Kenya, a year ago. She brought the local people heat, light, pure water, and a way to clean up their environment. Her gift is sustainable, ecologically brilliant, and affordable for families who live on less than we can imagine. She calls her project, “The Power of Poo,” for which she earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.
DALLAS — Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn't mean you'll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here.
Leon Ceniceros complained last week in the (Dec. 8) Inbox. He said that the Catholic, Mormon, Evangelical and other Protestant churches advocate unrestricted illegal immigration.
What’s with all the political posturing and saber-rattling by our “desk jockey admirals and generals” in the House and Senate? We see them rabidly calling for everything short of “carpet bombing” Tehran and turning it into another Dresden. Of course, none (or almost none) of the military-aged sons (or daughters for that matter) of these politicians have ever been in or ever will be in the U.S. military and have to fight in the wars that their mommies and daddies vote for.
HENNIKER, N.H. — When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.
If the old-timey clothing and equipment at this weekend’s Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off don’t take you back in time, the food surely ought to.
Is it possible to convey, through the experience of just one man, the sweep and enormity of the horror that was American slavery?
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, an Indian man gets a shave during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. In October 2013, Procter & Gamble has introduced Gillette Guard, a low-cost razor designed for emerging markets like India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
PHOENIX — A desire by consumers for healthier alternatives to beef is turning around and hitting them in the wallets.
“Okay, we know what the writer thinks is wrong. Does he have any idea what to do about it?”
In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo research technician Kris Niemann holds a monitor showing how much ammonia, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are coming off a barnyard lined with sand at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Prairie du Sac, Wis. Scientists are looking at whether changing the surface of a barnyard from soil to sand or wood chips can help reduce the amount of gases that vaporize after cattle urinate. The information will be used to help farmers make their dairies more environmentally friendly. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)
In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo research technician Kris Niemann hooks up equipment that will measure the amount of ammonia, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases coming off a barnyard lined with sand at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Prairie du Sac, Wis. Scientists are looking at whether changing the surface of a barnyard from soil to sand or wood chips can help reduce the amount of gases that vaporize after cattle urinate. The information will be used to help farmers make their dairies more environmentally friendly. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)
Vacationers to the Valley often spend part of it in Scottsdale, as the local tourism promotion machine is an impressive one. It’s one of those places that doesn’t require the word “Arizona” after it in conversation. People know where it is, for well or ill.
When he was young, he rose before dawn to tackle chores on the farm. As the years wore on and he no longer had to do so much of the physical labor himself, he still started his day at 4 in the morning, getting farm business out of the way by 6 so he could get on with other important matters, like serving the school board, Rotary Club and Methodist Church.
Have a seat in the shade and under the misters while the kids run, play and pet some animals on an old-fashioned milk farm.
You don't have to go to some high-end steakhouse or shell out $200 a pound for ultramarbled Wagyu beef from Japan to get flavorful, tender beef for your next barbecue. Just keep three crucial factors in mind: the grade, the grain and the aging. A well-informed purchase and a couple of easy prep steps can make the difference between a so-so steak and one that sends your eyeballs skyward.
A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15th issue of “Environmental Research Letters”, found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, energy use, and meat consumption.
ROME — The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Sometimes visitors to MacMurray Ranch, the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) spread owned by movie and TV actor Fred MacMurray for a half-century, want to know: Where's the heliport? Where's the screening room?