Media Mix: Apple Juice's Downfall; Humane Foie Gras; and Construction Sites' Urban Farms

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Another Reason to Avoid Apple Juice: In addition to the latest news citing dangerous arsenic levels in apple juice, the fruit drink is also getting hit for having too much sugar. Nutrition experts claim that apple juice has fewer nutrients and more calories than expected; in some cases, apple juice also has more sugar than soda. [USA Today]

Urban Farms Pop Up in Building Lots: Real estate developers have been filling stalled construction sites with urban farms and stores. In New York's Chinatown, a farm manager is growing spinach, carrots, and beets out of milk crates. [AP]

The Man Behind Batali: Producer and director Charles Pinsky, who has worked with Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, and Gwyneth Paltrow, reveals his method to finding stories. He sends them to a group of 20 people and has them vote. Oh, and he cried "when José Andrés took the seeds out of a tomato." [WSJ]

Dan Barber on Finding Humane Foie Gras: In "This American Life's" annual Poultry Slam, Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farm discovers a way to make foie gras without force-feeding the geese. Turns out, geese will gorge themselves naturally come winter, but only if they truly believe they are free. [NPR]

 

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