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By Danielle Nierenberg and Amanda Strickler | August 22, 2011
The United Nations predicts that by October, the number of humans on the planet will exceed 7 billion. The organization simultaneously reports that nearly 1 billion people on the planet are hungry. The knee-jerk response is that farmers can't keep up. But from our back yard in the Mid-Atlantic to countries overseas, new programs are focusing not on producing more food but on improving the food chain - the system of harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing, selling and buying of foodstuffs.
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May 25, 2013
The current congressional hearings concerning the Internal Revenue Service are nothing but a dog and pony show ("At hearing, IRS official mum," May 23). I heard Rep. Elijah Cummings in a TV interview try to blame former President George W. Bush for the IRS activity. Newsflash to Mr. Cummings: Mr. Bush hasn't been president for over four years. Any investigator knows you don't start the investigation of criminal conduct with the top of the food chain. The investigation starts with the lowest member on the food chain.
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By Mike Giuliano | December 13, 2011
"The Lion King" still roars. This 1997 Broadway musical is still running in New York. A touring version was a box office smash during a 14-week run at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in 2005 and now the musical has returned for a month-long stay. Judging from all of the smiling children at a recent performance, this show is a wonderful family activity for the holiday season. The kids weren't the only ones smiling, laughing and pointing, because "The Lion King" knows how to please a crowd.
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By Katie V. Jones | October 20, 2012
It's October, and for farms such as Baugher's Orchard, in Westminster, pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested - and it seems many people are interested in that process. "This time of year is such a busy time," said Marjorie Baugher, owner of the orchard off Route 140. "So many people want to be out. We had eight wagons running constantly (last) weekend for people. " Those wagons run during the week, too, as the orchard hosts school groups from all around the area. An average of two or three tours are conducted each day during the week, according to Lynn Forman, a fourth-generation Baugher family member, and tour guide.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 4, 1999
The kooky, dark humor of playwright Nicky Silver may make him somewhat of an outsider among those who favor entertainment-for-entertainment's sake, but he's become a regular attraction at AXIS Theatre, where his comedy, "The Food Chain," opens tonight.AXIS has previously produced Silver's "Raised in Captivity" and "Pterodactyls." Now director Brian Klaas returns to Silver's offbeat world, which is as brimming as ever with neuroses and insecurities. Gina S. Braden, Bethany Brown, Patrick Martyn, Sean Rivers and Dennis U. Scott make up the cast.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | November 16, 1991
Valu Food, the rapidly expanding supermarket chain, signed a lease yesterday that will allow it to enter the Randallstown market for the first time.The Randallstown store will be the Baltimore-based chain's 16th store and, with 54,000 square feet, its largest to date, said Louis Denrich, the company's president."
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | October 4, 1994
In a deal that could be the first step toward a British takeover of Giant Food Inc. and an empire of Giant-affiliated stores stretching from Virginia to Maine, J. Sainsbury PLC said yesterday that it will take a big ownership stake in the Landover-based grocer.Sainsbury, the United Kingdom's No. 1 food chain, said it will buy all the Giant stock owned by the Lehrman family, which co-founded the company in 1935.The $325 million deal, the latest trans-Atlantic supermarket marriage, won't change control of Giant.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 15, 2005
In a world so big that both Coke and Pepsi can become giant corporations by selling sweetened water, a world that serves billions and billions of McDonald's hamburgers, yet still has enough meat-eaters left over to keep both Wendy's and Burger King in business, there's probably room for Moe's, a Southwest-style casual restaurant that bears a striking resemblance to both Chiptole and Qdoba. Like the other two rapidly growing chains, Moe's Southwest Grill features such south-of-the-border fare as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and fajitas.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 15, 1999
"I'm starving. I haven't eaten in minutes," an obese character frantically announces in Nicky Silver's edgy comedy "The Food Chain."Silver writes about obsessions -- in this case, obsessions with food, family and love. It might be a bit of an exaggeration to say that his plays have become an obsession at AXIS Theatre. But "The Food Chain" -- AXIS' third Silver play in four years -- once again demonstrates director Brian Klaas' knack for capturing Silver's offbeat style.This is no simple achievement.
NEWS
By STEPHANIE DESMON AND GADY A. EPSTEIN and STEPHANIE DESMON AND GADY A. EPSTEIN,SUN REPORTERS | May 1, 2006
TYLERTON -- On Smith Island, Donna Smith knows there's only one thing for women like her to do once their men have delivered their catch of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and the crabs have been steamed and silenced for good. They have to get to work, the tedious, monotonous work of picking crabmeat. Geography and nature have set the boundaries of what they do as surely as geography and nature have set the boundaries of the island. Some of the women were born into this life. Others married into it, knowing that their fate for at least six months out of the year would be to separate crabs from their shells with as much speed and dexterity as they could muster, picking fast enough each day to stay ahead of the next day's catch.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Some staff and students are calling on the University of Maryland to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, making it the newest front in the war between gay-rights activists and the fast-food chain. An online petition calls Chick-fil-A a "bigoted and hateful" company and asks the university to end its partnership with the chain after its president, Dan Cathy, told a Christian newspaper and radio station that he opposes same-sex marriage. Rodrigo Lozada, co-president of the University of Maryland Pride Alliance, said in an email Monday that the petition will send "a message to University officials that students want a campus that is more inclusive and accepting and one that isn't hypocritical.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday - at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to gay-rights groups. Nothing turns a sandwich into a symbol faster than a company executive wading into politics, especially on a subject as divisive as gay marriage. Chick-fil-A's president and CEO, Dan T. Cathy, told the Biblical Recorder, a Baptist journal, in early July that the company was "very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit.
EXPLORE
By Mike Giuliano | December 13, 2011
"The Lion King" still roars. This 1997 Broadway musical is still running in New York. A touring version was a box office smash during a 14-week run at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in 2005 and now the musical has returned for a month-long stay. Judging from all of the smiling children at a recent performance, this show is a wonderful family activity for the holiday season. The kids weren't the only ones smiling, laughing and pointing, because "The Lion King" knows how to please a crowd.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 8, 2011
Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72. Born in York, Pa., he was son of the Theodore G. Holmes, a Cadillac dealership worker, and Sarah Wilson Holmes. He was a 1957 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, where he played basketball and was later inducted into the school's hall of fame.
SPORTS
September 21, 2011
Ravens All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata received some playful ribbing from teammates a day after he signed a five-year, $61 million deal. “Nobody asked me for a loan, they just asked me to give them money,” Ngata said. “There's no loan in it.”  All joking aside, the news of Ngata's extension was well received by his teammates.”   "It's kind of weird because there are a lot of guys that deserve new deals,” said Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson . “The Ravens very rarely re-up guys early, and as the process went on we kept up with it, asking how things are going.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
I am glad for the work of Danielle Nierenberg and Amanda Strickler and their Nourishing the Planet project ("Shortening the food chain," Aug. 23). However, there was no mention in their recent opinion piece of the fact that there is already 3,600 calories per person per day available in the U.S., twice what is needed. Good food does not satisfy, although it fills you up. I recommend two cups of water four times a day which amounts to zero calories. Then have one pound of true vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce or celery.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
The current congressional hearings concerning the Internal Revenue Service are nothing but a dog and pony show ("At hearing, IRS official mum," May 23). I heard Rep. Elijah Cummings in a TV interview try to blame former President George W. Bush for the IRS activity. Newsflash to Mr. Cummings: Mr. Bush hasn't been president for over four years. Any investigator knows you don't start the investigation of criminal conduct with the top of the food chain. The investigation starts with the lowest member on the food chain.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | November 12, 1992
The disposal of sewage at sea has a greater effect on the deep-sea food chain than was previously believed, U.S. researchers said today.The massive dumping of sewage sludge at a site off the New Jersey coast has contaminated marine animals at a depth of 8,600 feet, they reported.In a report published in the British scientific journal Nature, Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and her colleagues say "megascale" pollution of the sea 115 miles off the coast of New Jersey has occurred.
NEWS
By Danielle Nierenberg and Amanda Strickler | August 22, 2011
The United Nations predicts that by October, the number of humans on the planet will exceed 7 billion. The organization simultaneously reports that nearly 1 billion people on the planet are hungry. The knee-jerk response is that farmers can't keep up. But from our back yard in the Mid-Atlantic to countries overseas, new programs are focusing not on producing more food but on improving the food chain - the system of harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing, selling and buying of foodstuffs.
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