Cultural identity and an invitation to supper (shhhhhh!)
July 8th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
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5@5 - How animals are raised for food
July 8th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

As long as Eatocracy has been around, we've talked a lot about where our food comes from and how it's grown. Some of it's pretty and shiny and heirloom(!) - some of it, not so much.

Ultimately, how you choose to process the information is up to you and we welcome all to our table - whether vegan activist or meat-loving chef - but that doesn't mean there isn't room for passionate dialogue, which we'd love to hear in the comments below.

Bruce Friedrich is a well-known animal rights activist and senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization with a mission "to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living." He was the former Vice President for Policy of PETA.

Five Things You May Not Know About Animals Raised For Food: Bruce Friedrich
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iReport: Rice - the grain that feeds the planet
July 8th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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Food says so much about where you’ve come from, where you’ve decided to go, and the lessons you’ve learned. It’s geography, politics, tradition, belief and so much more and this week, we invite you to dig in and discover the rich, ever-evolving taste of America in 2011. The week will culminate with a Secret Supper in New York City, and Eatocracy invites you to participate online starting Monday July 11th at 6:30 p.m. E.T.

Risotto, pilau, rice pudding, bibimbop, arancini, arroz con pollo, biryani, congee, etouffee, paella, nasi goreng, red beans and rice, onigiri, dolma, dirty rice: nearly every nation on Earth uses rice in its staple dishes.

We turned to our worldwide community of iReporters to let tell us how this simple cereal grain keeps them tied to their culture's cuisine, feeds their stomachs and souls - and in once case, even found them true love.
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Box lunch: Experiments in cheese melting and horsemeat baby food
July 8th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A quest to get any cheese to melt like American cheese. - Serious Eats


  • One man's disgust is another man's dinner: the world's strangest supermarket foods. - Travel & Leisure



  • Kobayashi has been booted out of the World Record wiener's circle after video emerges showing he didn't eat as many hot dogs as originally reported. - Gawker


  • Eat a fish to save another fish with the help of the Smart Seafood Guide. - NPR
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