Abbie Fentress Swanson

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LA's Moves To Protect Immigrant Street-Food Vendors Come With A Catch

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LA is the only major U.S. city where selling food on the sidewalk is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law. But the devil is in the details.


Let them Eat Sugar Sculpture! The Getty Celebrates Edible Table Art

Friday, November 20, 2015

Enter a Getty Center gallery in Los Angeles, and you'll be greeted by a nine-foot long sculpture of the Greek sorceress Circe transforming Odysseus's men into swine.

What's most remarkable about this piece is that every inch of it – from the ornamental balustrade to the fine pink, yellow and ...


Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles

Monday, November 09, 2015

If the Getty Center in Los Angeles is going to treat salad as art, then you can bet iceberg lettuce is not part of the equation. And indeed, from now through January 11, the Salad Garden performance art stage features artists making salads from more than 50 exquisite heirloom ...


Small Meat Producers Take Their Slaughterhouse Gripes To Congress

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Nowadays consumers are more willing to pay extra for a rack of ribs if it's produced nearby. A local bone-in ribeye, on average, costs about $1 more than a conventional steak. A pound of local sliced bacon has a $2 upcharge, according to retail reports from the U.S. Department of ...


Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What do beef tallow and manure have in common with t-shirts and pine needles? Turns out you can make high-quality, low-carbon transportation fuel with all of them. A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap gassy waste to meet new ...


Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Friday, August 07, 2015

At the U.S. Sumo Open on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., roughly 60 sumo wrestlers from around the world will face off at one of the largest sumo competitions outside Japan.

To the untrained eye, they may look like pudgy giants in underwear shoving each other around a ring. ...


Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

Monday, August 03, 2015

The next time you're in the dairy aisle at the supermarket, take a moment to imagine the animals that produced all that milk. Do these cows have horns? Chances are they do, or at least they did at birth.

About 85 percent of milk sold in the United States ...


As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price Of Pork Continues To Rise

Friday, June 27, 2014

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.


'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

Thursday, April 03, 2014

American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now paying Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Whole Foods is using worker wages to rank the sustainability ...


Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet

Monday, August 26, 2013

It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.

“I wanted to be able to be active and have a pastime that ensured physical activity,” said beginning farmer Tom Thomas, who ...


Pickling Up Your Next Summer Picnic

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant in Columbia, Mo., is trolling the local farmer's market. He usually hunts for ingredients for his next menu, but today he's searching for veggies to take on a picnic.

A slaw using creamy mayonnaise might spoil in the summer heat. So Odette ...


For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Last year's drought wreaked havoc on farmers' fields in much of the Midwest, cutting crop yields and forcing livestock producers to cull their herds. This spring, the rain that farmers needed so badly in 2012 has finally returned. But maybe too much, and at the wrong time.

It's almost the ...


From Balloon Dogs to Puppets, Jeff Koons Teaches an Art Class

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It's Visual Arts Appreciation Week in city schools. The artist Jeff Koons stopped by a classroom to talk animal sculptures with second graders.

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Students Tap Tribute to Bojangles

Friday, May 25, 2012

Students at P.S. 51 tap their way through a physical education program, and will perform their new skills at a show honoring tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

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A Special, Private Midtown Gallery for Student Artwork

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A student art show of over 100 pieces is lining the walls of an investment banking firm. The artists are from 40 middle schools and high schools throughout the city. One student said...
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Little, and Learning to Be Artists

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A new exhibition displaying art by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work ...
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'I'm in the Right Place,' Common Tells Eagle Academy Boys

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Grammy award-winning rapper Common performed at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx on Monday. He said he wanted to see the school after meeting its founding principal la...
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