Agriculture Sector

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Food Chains Tells the Story of Florida Workers, Makes Publix Look Terrible

    Floridians love Publix: the friendly staff, the bakery, the subs (seriously, the subs). To many of us, the grocery chain is one of the greatest things to have ever been exported from the state. The store "Where shopping is a pleasure," however, is not such a pleasure to supply. For more than a dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    In Colombia, Coffee Is King

    In Colombia, there is an export grown that is prized the world over for its quality and energizing properties. That crop is, of course, coffee. Coffee has been thought to have been grown in the mountainous South American country since the early 1700s, when Jesuits brought coffee seeds with them. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Bolthouse Farms Debuts Moss Mural in Wynwood

    Bolthouse Farms' latest marketing endeavor isn't a billboard, a Facebook campaign, or a TV commercial. It's a living, breathing entity that makes its home right here in Miami. A living wall, to be exact. The company behind the new growth is a conglomeration of carrot farmers. They make juices, smoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Dairy Industry Aims to Use Aspartame Secretly

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation want to be able to use aspartame without having to include it on product labels, as is currently required by law. The FDA has been ignoring the petition, which was filed in 2009. Until now. The agency is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Publix Sells Shark Meat: Eat or Avoid?

    Since before Jaws used the Jersey shore as an all-you-can-eat buffet, sharks have held a reputation as the monsters of the sea. But no matter how intimidating they appear, the water-bound predators still fall below humans on the food chain. In fact, shark meat is legally sold at certain retailers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Publix Seafood Practices Rank 19 of 20 Stores Analyzed, Greenpeace Says

    Wikimedia CCPublix seafood practices score a failing grade of 2.7 out of 10, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. A study by the organization's Carting Away the Oceans project (CATO) analyzed major grocers such as Target, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Winn-Dixie. Publix landed at 19 among th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Sustain, Gotham Steak, City Hall and More: Misleading Salmon Descriptions

    via Flickr CCSustain Restaurant Bar has developed a brand synonymous with greener eating. Deconstructed branches line its walls and lamps in natural shapes light up its vast open space, all contributing to a signature earthy feel. The menu lists ingredients with sources and location, and the resta ... More >>

  • Film

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Farmworkers To Picket Publix On International Human Rights Day

    Farm workers will protest Publix on International Human Rights Day​The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are planning to picket the newly opened Publix on KIllian Parkway and SW 104th Street on December 11th, International Human Rights Day.The protesters, comprised of dozens of farm workers fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    PETA and Thanksgiving: Talking Turkey

    ​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has a long history of being controversial. Their polarizing anti-meat, anti-research, and anti-fur campaigns can be harsh, in-your-face, and brilliant.  And there's no better time for PETA to activate its campaign machine than during Than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    David Rukin: PETA Is Wrong, Beekeeping Is Not Animal Abuse

    Florida beekeeper David Rukin​There's a perception in the vegan/vegetarian community that beekeepers are perpetrators of animal abuse. They mishandle bees, stealing from them and working them into the ground by harvesting their hard-earned product. David Rukin, one of Florida's most prolific beeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    The International Watermelon Conference is Not Seedy

    Creative Commons: North Carolina State University​This weekend, the Second Annual International Watermelon Conference rolls into town at The Eden Roc Resort & Spa, and the roster reads like one big juicy party! While it's billed as a summit focusing on "the challenges and opportunities f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    November is Sticky Peanut Butter Month

    ​November is national peanut butter lover's month. Even with peanut allergies on the rise, peanut butter is found in about 75 percent of all American homes.This American pantry staple dates back to the Incas who created a paste-like substance from peanuts. The first American commercial peanut crop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Immokalee Workers Win $$ for Farm Laborers

    ​The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the biggest U.S. tomato firms, has agreed to pass on a penny per pound surcharge to workers.McDonald's and others had offered to pay the charge after federal authorities compared the lot of Central American workers in tomato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Florida Tomatoes Declared "Tastiest In Years" -- By The Florida Tomato Marketers

    Lee KleinPhoto of last year's presumably inferior crop​The Florida Tomato Committee is touting the upcoming crop as "the best tasting in years". The marketing organization for tomato growers estimates that 80 percent of the winter crop was wiped out this past year. To date this season, Florida tom ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Got Milk? Got Ethics? Got A Barf Bag? Then Get Ready For This

    ABC News Nightline aired an exposé on the dairy industry last night that should outrage any human being with feelings. "Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry," written by Brian Ross and Anna Schecter, included a video made inside a huge New York farm, Willet Dairy, milk from wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Top 10 Ways To Eat an Overfished Species: Red Snapper

    via / CC BY 2.0Red Snapper on ice at boat dock.​The Federales have deemed the Atlantic coast's red snapper population overfished.January 4, regulations went in place to outlaw angling for them.The government says that red snapper populations are at 3 perc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    No More Raw Milk at Florida Whole Foods, the Company Explains Their Decision, Kind Of

    via wikimedia​Cooked milk, get your cooked milk.Whole Foods Market has officially dropped raw milk from its shelves in Florida.Raw Milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Pasteurization is a heating process meant to kill bacteria, and homogenization is the process of making the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Friday Food Funnies: Silly Stuff

    Sign on bakery window: Cake 66 cents; upside-down cake 99 cents.Diner: Waiter, do you have any lobster tails?Waiter: Certainly, sir. Once upon a time there was a little lobster...Sign at dairy farm: You can whip our cream, but you can't beat our milk.One thing is for certain about organic farms: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Coalition Of Immokalee Workers Declare Tomato Pickers Victory in Florida

    image via The Coalition Of Immokalee Workers, a Florida farmworkers union known for taking on the "big 4" fast food giants, winning, and garnering higher wages because of it, has just marked another milestone. Two Florida farms that specialize in growing and selling or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Yes, Those Are Slaves On The Steps of The Florida Capitol Today

    If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers, Unite

    This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Behind The Line - Chef Allen Susser Talks Sustainable Fish

    Chef Allen Talks Sustainable Fish from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Chef Allen Susser, owner of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura and the innovator of New World cuisine, talks about the importance of sustainable fish to our local economy, environment, and his restaurant's menu. Learn more at ChefAllen ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Orange Crush

    A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Florida Citrus Growers Switch to Organic

    CENTRAL FLORIDA: More Citrus Growers Make the Switch to Organic From Florida Trend: Matt McLean, founder and chief executive of Uncle Matt's Fresh, the organic-produce side of Uncle Matt's Organic citrus-juice business in Lake County, said Wednesday the number of organic growers and the amount o ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2008

    The Reporter and the Tranny

    He kissed her, um, him, and that was only the beginning.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006
  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of February 16, 2006

    Everything about this seems a bit hypocritical

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
  • News

    January 19, 2006

    A Fish Farmer's Tale

    Could this be the next salmon?

  • Music

    August 4, 2005
  • Recreation

    May 13, 2004


    A-OK Fish 'n' Bait

  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004
  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Cows to Cuba

    A South Florida rancher is using bovine diplomacy to improve relations with the island nation

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003


    Hip-hop hoops it up

  • Shops and Wares

    May 16, 2002


    Jenny's Flowers

  • Restaurants

    May 16, 2002


    Graziano's Parrilla Argentina

  • Recreation

    May 17, 2001

    Best Snorkeling Spot

    Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

  • City Life

    May 17, 2001
  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Anatomy of a Quarantine

    State officials are spending millions of your tax dollars to stop citrus canker. And they're making a mess of it.

  • Dining

    February 27, 1997
  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Off the Hook

    Caught between depletion and regulation, Dade's commercial fishermen are becoming the latest endangered species

  • News

    September 12, 1996
  • News

    March 9, 1995

    The One That Didn't Get Away

    A National Marine Fisheries Service scientist hooks some big violations

  • Film

    March 9, 1994
  • News

    January 5, 1994

    The Great Largo Gumbo Limbo Imbroglio

    When 350 trees fall in a protected North Key forest, they make a very loud noise

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