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Try the Planet Takeout Photo Challenge

Thursday, November 1, 2012
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(Kelly Creedon/Planet Takeout)

You've heard our stories and interviews on Planet Takeout. Now it’s time to show us just how much you love Chinese food to go. Grab your camera, large or small, and head to your favorite spot. Show us your view of Chinese takeout and we’ll share it with the world!

Challenge #1
STREET VIEWS: Show us your favorite takeout as seen from the street.


Every Thursday we’ll ask for a different takeout shot. Get your photos to us by noon of the following Wednesday. We’ll share our favorites during the week and post the winner on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Here’s what to do:

1. Take your best shot! Keep it simple, but be as creative as you like.

2. Share it with us in one of these ways:
            -- On Flickr, tag your photo #planettakeout and add it to our Flickr group
            -- Use the same take on Instagram or Twitter
            -- Or email it to us: kelly@planettakeout.org

3. Make sure to include the name and location

4. Cross your fingers, have an egg roll, and stay tuned!

Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Martha Stewart's Cooking School

Sunday, October 7, 2012
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At a Boston Organic Hotspot, Shrugging Off New Concerns

By Adam Reilly   |   Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Organic tomatoes at a farmer's market in North America, September 2011. (Credit: public domain)

At City Feed in Jamaica Plain — one of Boston's go-to destinations for organic foods — customers didn't seem to concerned about a new study that questioned the health benefits of eating organic.

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Stanford University, reviewed four decades of data on organic produce and meat and found that the benefits of eating organic are questionable.

The researchers found that organic foods do offer some benefits — including fewer traces of pesticides on produce and less bacterial contamination on meats. But they also found that, on balance, organic food is no more nutritious than conventional alternatives. 

But at City Feed on September 4, the organic die-hards who spoke with WGBH said they won't be changing their shopping habits any time soon.

"I like to avoid pesticides," said Peggy Lynch of Cambridge. "I like to see fewer chemicals in our soil. And I really feel for the farmworkers who have to apply pesticides."

Lynch added that her decision to buy organic is based on environmental concerns, too.

"We need insects," she said. "We need bees. We need those small creatures to be part of our ecosystem."

Nathan Bowen of Jamaica Plain was similarly unimpressed.

"It's just one study," he said.

Bowen said he tends to buy local food that's also organically raised — and that his motivations remain intact.

"The reduction in transportation costs and fossil-fuel use is important to me personally," Bowen explained. "I also think it’s nice to know my eggs come from Farmer Joe down the street."

Of course, since organic food items frequently costs more than conventional equivalents, that knowledge has a price. And Stanford's study may give some ambivalent customers an excuse not to pay it. 

Watch Adam's interview and see more video from Greater Boston.

Chef Demonstration: Barbara Lynch

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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WGBH Artisan Food & Wine Festival

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Adam Reilly is a political reporter and associate producer for WGBH's Greater Boston.

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