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Improve Your “Foodprint”: Farming and Climate Change

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In an article posted on The Atlantic’s website last week, Gary Paul Nabhan, co-author of Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, addressed the relationship between farming in the Southwest and climate change—both food production and food security have been cast into question with the growing scarcity of water and unpredictable growing seasons and weather patterns, such as drought. …

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Doctor Feel Good (at least, until the heart attack)

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From celebrity gossip to midget blowfish porn, you can find anything on the Internet, including vindication. For years, I’ve practiced a strict health regimen of triple cheeseburgers, pizza, and boxed wine. I mean, the better something tastes the healthier it is, am I right? All those doctors with their fancy eight-year college degrees think they know better, but I’ve had …

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Featured App: Jim’s Burning Ring of Fire

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Here’s the first of what will probably be many apps built around hot sauce. According to the website, Jim’s Burning Ring of Fire iPhone App “empowers your inner pyro and manages your flaming taste-buds with hot sauce reviews and ratings for an exhaustive listing of available hot sauces and hot sauce makers…. AND includes a handy reference Scoville Heat Unit …

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Lovin’ the Looftlighter

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In every issue of Burn! Magazine, we’ll tell you about great new products. Contributing Editor Mark Masker had way too much fun testing out the Looftlighter. His review is below. Read more of Mark’s ravings in the April issue by clicking here. “It’s not as clumsy or random as a blaster. It’s an elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.” …

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Those Mayans Are Really Worth Their Salt

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  Rick Grice of Maya Natural Sea Salt is working with local Guatemalans to build a sustainable modern commercial salt industry. His company—based in Centennial, CO—is the first to import sea salt from Guatemala to the U.S. The video shows some of this year’s salt harvest being collected into “volcanoes” from the evaporation ponds (called “patios”), which will be processed …