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The Week in Provenance

A summary of provenance related stories from around the web that I’ve been reading.

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Poultry with a pedigree: Babied chickens & their eggs are flying off the shelves | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/01/2010
Friday, April 02, 2010 7:34 AM
chicken-and-the-eggWHICH CAME first, the local, pasture-raised, free-roaming chicken, or the brown, heritage-breed organic egg?
Most of us eat chicken and eggs regularly. The question is, what are we getting for our money? Where have those chicken and eggs been, and what are your options if you want to branch out from the mass-produced varieties that dominate most supermarket offerings?

Walmart versus Whole foods: Does Walmart win? – Chris Blattman
Friday, April 02, 2010 7:16 AM
walmart-vs-whole-foodsWalmart is going organic and locavore in its produce section. Corby Kummer comes to terms with his disbelief (and does blind taste tests of Whole Foods versus Walmart) in an Atlantic article. I started looking into how and why Walmart could be plausibly competing with Whole Foods, and found that its produce-buying had evolved beyond organics, to a virtually unknown program—one that could do …

Transparency: Which Fish to Eat? – Transparency – GOOD
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infographic on which fish to eat in which US regions

Push to Eat Local Food Is Hampered by Shortage – NYTimes.com
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In what could be a setback for the local-food movement, independent farmers say they are having trouble arranging for slaughter.

How Locavores Could Save the World | Foreign Policy

locavores-save-the-worldthe costs of the modern agriculture industry are far greater, and more insidious, than the costs of returning to a more localized model of farming would be.

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