February 5th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
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The concepts of eating ethically and watching where our food comes from have become hot topics in the food world.

CNN’s forthcoming Freedom Project documentary examines the cocoa industry and the work undertaken to combat exploitation of workers throughout the journey from “bean to chocolate bar,” shining a light on the often challenging issue of eating ethically.

Broadly speaking, eating ethically can cover anything from vegetarianism to eating only local produce and boycotting foodstuffs and products which are considered wasteful or exploitative - for many it’s a personal choice.

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August 28th, 2013
10:45 PM ET
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On the last Wednesday of every August, the population of Buñol, Spain swells from its usual population of 9,000 people to 40,000-50,000 tourists who descend upon the small town with one goal in mind: pelting their fellow man with as many tomatoes as humanly possible.

39-year-old iReporter Jose Miguel Fernandez de Velasco captured the messy action at La Tomatina Festival on Wednesday, first from a town hall window, then down on street level.

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July 9th, 2013
02:15 PM ET
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While staying in the beach town of Mombasa, Kenya, iReporter Brian Oh biked approximately 15 miles through the countryside to reach this village, where he was offered a traditional Kenyan lunch. He says he was intoxicated by "the fresh smell of soil everywhere and the sweetness of mango and banana on the air. It was serene and almost primeval." After eating the meal with his bare hands, he left the family with $11 equivalent in Kenyan shillings and biked back to his hotel in Mombasa. – jccarp, CNN iReport producer

Oh told iReport:

On a bike ride through the countryside along the coast in Mombasa, Kenya, I had lunch at a local village consisting of a freshly butchered chicken, sukuma wiki (greens prepared with onions and tomatoes), boiled potatoes and plantains, and ugali (corn maize cake).


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June 25th, 2013
12:15 AM ET
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iReporter Patrick Tull of Lumberton, New Jersey, responded to the controversy over Paula Deen's use of racially-charged language with the video above.

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iReport: Defending Paula Deen
June 24th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
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CNN iReporter Bobby Lee Whitaker of Decatur, Georgia, responded to the controversy over Paula Deen's use of racially-charged language, saying:

“During a legal deposition, you are required to tell the truth as per the question asked. For someone to admit the truth, she is penalized by having her contract terminated. I am Black and have been for 70 years; if a Black man held me up with a gun, I probably would have called him or referred to him in some stronger language."


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