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A News21 food and health reporting project by UC Berkeley School of Journalism

VIDEO: Farms, Lies and Videotape Who Moved the chips? VIDEO: The Farm


Snack addiction; allergy ballads; calories you can get for a dollar; veggie Rx; and more.

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A Nutritional Facts Label for the People, By the People
The Food Industry Tries to Redesign the Nutrition Label: Fails


Pesticide poisoning; an open source tractor; filming big ag; hippie farmers; and more.

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VIDEO: The (Open-Source) Ecologist
VIDEO: Lost in Sprawl
Radishes in Suburbia

Food Deserts

Are they over-hyped? A food program revamps mini-marts; Walmart; and more.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Soundscape of a Fresno food desert
Who Moved the chips?
To Eat and Live in a New Orleans Food Desert

Business of Food

An aspiring superfruit; freeze-dried food for survival; fast food ads in Spanish; and more.

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Berried Alive: On the trail of an aspiring superfood
VIDEO: The Politics of Food
VIDEO: The Dark Future of Food Advertising
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