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Immigrant Army Recruit | Amazon Organics | Puerto Rico | Mental Health Shelter

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 noon

We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.

News | Food | local | Politics | Health

Oregon Still Ranks 12th Nationwide For Food Insecurity

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Approximately 14.6 percent of Oregonians struggle to feed themselves.  

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Fire Recovery | Oregon Rohingya Muslims | Free School Lunches

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 noon

What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.

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Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Fish Contamination Levels In Columbia River's Hanford Reach Prompts Advisory

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 23, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Six types of resident fish in Washington's Hanford Reach aren't safe to eat on a regular basis.

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'Ugly' Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables is expanding into the Northwest.

Energy | News | Food | NW Life | local

New Metro Rule Could Turn Food Scraps Into Renewable Energy

Portland Tribune | July 18, 2017 9:39 a.m.

Metro to set rules to divert food scraps from landfill by requiring businesses to separate it for recycling, then convert it to electricity or biogas.

Food | NW Life

'The Four Top': Kombucha Madness | The Mystery Of Q | Food And Politics

OPB | July 4, 2017 12:29 p.m.

How did kombucha become such a hit? Could an enigmatic Taiwanese concept change the way we all eat? Forget your mom's rule about no politics at the dinner table.

News | Food | Health

Science Says: Hot Dogs Minus Added Nitrates May Be No Better

AP | June 30, 2017 4:06 p.m. | New York

Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite.

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Chinese Trade Mission Gets A Taste Of The Northwest

Capital Press | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Chinese trade mission members sample Oregon and Washington specialty snacks and drinks during Portland visit.

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Oregonians Can Now Legally Harvest And Eat Roadkill

AP | June 21, 2017 5:38 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

Business | Food | local | NW Life | Health

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

Sustainability | Agriculture | Environment

Weeds And Herbicides Puts An Organic Farm At Odds With Neighboring Growers In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 9:25 p.m. | Moro, Oregon

Sherman County, Oregon, is debating what to do about a large organic farm accused of letting its weeds spread onto neighboring fields.

News | Food | Nation

Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From

NPR | May 7, 2017 8:53 a.m.

Is there a difference between organic milk bought in a grocery store and milk bought straight from farmers? Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his findings.

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Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Agriculture | Environment | Business | local | News | Food | Politics

Dinner At The Orchard? Oregon Bill Would Expand Cider Business Opportunities

Capital Press | April 28, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Imitating rules established for wineries, Senate Bill 677 would permit cider businesses to produce and sell their beverages, serve food and conduct other agritourism activities on-site in farm zones.

Arts | Food | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Cooking Up A Candy Empire In Portland With QUIN's Jami Curl

OPB | April 25, 2017 10:31 a.m. | Portland

Jami Curl is the mastermind behind the beautiful and tasty QUIN candy. She even wrote the book on it. 

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Cracker Barrel Joins West Coast With New Tualatin Store

Statesman Journal | April 18, 2017 4:23 p.m.

Americans across the country go wild for Cracker Barrel biscuits or its old-timey 'Chicken and Dumplins', and now, West Coasters — specifically, Oregonians — will get in on the fun.

Environment | local | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Food | Pacific Ocean

Washington Razor Clammers Dig Into 1st Weekend Of Season

OPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington

Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.

Arts | Food | Oregon Art Beat

Jared Goodman Makes Ice Cream Sundaes Inspired By Art

OPB | April 12, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Portland ice cream maker Jared Goodman takes inspiration from works of art when creating his elaborate sundaes