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Hydroponic Farming Beyond Marijuana; Seamus Mullen’s Diagnosis and Cookbook

A look at hydroponic farms like Gotham Greens, the new 15,000-square-foot rooftop farm in Greenpoint, which uses a tenth of the water of conventional farms.
[NY Times]

Tom Colicchio’s own hydroponic Riverpark Farm, less than 100 feet from the restaurant of the same name, supplies produce for that restaurant and a ‘Wichcraft next door.
[NY Times]

The battle between old-school ice cream flavors and avant-garde ones has begun. Would you rather lick a cone of vanilla or fresh brown turkey fig?
[NY Post]

The problem with serving sizes? Who eats just a quarter-pint of ice cream or 12 Cool Ranch Doritos or three Oreo cookies?
[NY Times]

How Seamus Mullen’s illness led to his new cookbook, Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better.
[NY Times]

Mark Bittman’s response to McDonald’s so-called healthier Happy Meals: “A Happy Meal with a piece of apple is still a box of branded, overpriced junk food.”
[NY Times]

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McDonald’s to Add Fruit to Happy Meals; Now Even Our Dogs Have Fancy Butchers

McDonald’s is changing its Happy Meal to include a serving of fruit or vegetable and fewer french fries. The new meals will begin to be rolled out in September and should be implemented nationally by April.
[LA Times]

Dickson’s Farmstand is one of the high-end butchers providing grass-fed and locally raised meats to pet owners as dog food.
[NY Times]

The latest food recall is for papayas imported from Mexico that could be contaminated with salmonella.
[Chicago Tribune]

A recent study draws a link between eating meals that are prepared commercially outside the home and increased childhood obesity rates.
[Time]