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Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Unsurprisingly, the invisible world is getting bigger! This, from The NY Times: A team of scientists unveiled a new tree of life on Monday, a diagram outlining the evolution of...

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Other People's Food

Other People's Food

What can we learn about how we perceive culture, race, and each other by talking about food?  As interpreters of many cultural traditions, blending flavors with seasonal resources to match our palate preferences,...

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Winter Kraut

Winter Kraut
Fermented foods are experiencing a cultural revival, and when you consider that pickles, beer, wine, yogurt, sourdough bread, and sauerkraut are members of the fermented food family, it is easy to...
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Future Harvest Workshop

Future Harvest Workshop

  We're teaching a workshop at the Future Harvest Conference hosted by the good folks at Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.  We'll cover kombucha and other fermented beverages, including water kefir...

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The Human Microbiome Project(s)

The Human Microbiome Project(s)

There's some incredibly interesting science surrounding the invisibilia in and around humans.  A couple of note: The NIH Human Microbiome Project: Established in 2008, with the mission of generating resources that...

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Gut Bacteria = Mood?

Gut Bacteria = Mood?
Since 2007, when scientists announced plans for a Human Microbiome Project to catalog the micro-organisms living in our body, the profound appreciation for the influence of such organisms has grown rapidly...
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