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by Loree Dowse | September 2016

Fake foods run rampant throughout our food supply.  From olive oil to Parmesan cheese to fish, our foods are often not what we think they are, nor what we have paid for. What can we do about it?

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Byproduct Becomes a Product: Broccoli Cole Slaw

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by Loree Dowse | September 2016

Sustainability and food waste may be huge buzz words today, but back in 1990…not so much. That’s when Joe Nucci, son of Mann Packing partner Don Nucci, began working at the family business. At the time, Mann’s was one of the world’s largest shippers of fresh broccoli and broccoli florets. Once florets were cut and shipped out, the leftover broccoli stalks were being hauled away and fed to livestock. Don gave Joe the task of putting the perfectly edible stalk – and some say best part of the broccoli plant – to good use.

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