Erin Hutton

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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Food in Five is a roundup of five food articles on five different topics to get us thinking about what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects our bodies and our Earth.

1: Citrus Greening. If you love a glass of orange juice in the morning or digging your fingers in to peel a fresh piece of citrus, you’ll want to learn about how orange, and other citrus, production is threatened in Florida. This article from the Huffington Post gives a brief introduction to Citrus Greening, a problem without a sure-fire, sustainable solution.

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Just before Christmas, the FDA released it's most recent assessment of AquaBounty AquAdvantage salmon - a fish genetically engineered to mature in half the time of regular salmon - stating that consumption of the genetically engineered salmon would have "no significant impact" on human health. 

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I grew up in two places. I was born in Sarasota, Florida where I lived the first decade of my life. Sarasota is typical a suburb: traffic, postage stamp lawns, and fast food chains. I would play under the oak tree in our backyard collecting acorns, my early thoughts on nature interrupted by the sound of a PA system: “Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers…”

With the memories of pavement under my feet, I grew up someplace wild. My parents wanted to move back to New York state, where they grew up, so they bought a log cabin that sat on a couple of acres in the woods. The nearest fast food restaurant wasn’t even in our school district. We had a blueberry patch. I became a young well water lover and advocate. I played in the snow.

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