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Taste and Learn About Antibiotic-Free Meats and Poultry at Hunter Gatherer

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At Hunter Gatherer, we believe Real Food goes beyond farm to restaurant fork—everyone should be able to bring home all-natural and wholesome foods to their kitchen as well. That’s why we fill our grocery shelves with chemical-free produce and hand-picked products from brands consistent with our commitment to food safety and health. You’ll be able to taste the difference, learn the backstory behind our trusted partners, and find out what makes these premium meats a cut above the rest.

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What We’re Reading: Food App Crackdown, Durian Pizza, and Bubble Tea

CeW48xGWAAIfaTiChina’s central bank issued trial rules allowing farmers in 291 pilot regions to mortgage their land for bank loans. (via People’s Daily China)

Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Officials in China call for national standards on halal food. (New York Times)

Popular food apps like Meituan and Eleme are under fire for food safety concerns and poor service. (What’s on Weibo)

Pizza Hut in China has begun using smelly durian as a topping. (Munchies)

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Bubble Tea Is Back — With A Vengeance. (NPR)

About two-thirds of Taiwan’s overall food waste is reused as feed for 5.5 million pigs. (The Guardian)

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Swing into Spring with Hunter Gatherer’s New Seasonal Menu

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Spring is in the air and we’re celebrating with a new seasonal menu at Hunter Gatherer. As the weather improves, we’re excited to bring more delicious and fresh ingredients from our farms to your plate. For this season’s menu, we’re introducing new options to our classic Hunter Gatherer bowl, as well as a new pasta dish. Bright and refreshing flavors are a major theme in these colorful dishes. Southeast Asian cuisine provided inspiration for many menu items and you’ll find the versatile, early spring-crop cauliflower pop up throughout.

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What We’re Reading: Robotic Waiters, Fake “Organic,” and Food Scandal Costs

14162410603960978505This robotic waiter in a restaurant in Liaoning Province’s Shenyang works up to 8 hours a day. (People)

Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

China could pass its first soil pollution law next year to reduce the risk of contaminated crops and food scandals. (Reuters)

“Organic” vegetable samples in China are found to have pesticide residue levels exceeding the Maximum Residue Limit. (South Morning China Post)

China’s “315 Gala”—an annual expose of bad corporate behavior—denounces food-delivery app Ele.me for working with unhygienic restaurants. (Bloomberg)

E-commerce is yet again changing Chinese farmers’ work habits and income for the better. By 2020, about 98% of China’s rural areas will be hooked up to the Internet. (Xinhua)

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A Californian brewery is making craft beer from waste water with the help of NASA technology. (The Guardian)

Chipotle’s food safety problems may mean that up to 7% of its customer base will never return. (Wall Street Journal)

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11 Healthy and Satisfying Salads to Get You Fit for Summer

23621051266_a009bf8eed_kWant to get in shape for summer? With spring just around the corner, now’s the best time to start working out and eating right to shed those holiday party pounds. Salads and cold-pressed juices are two popular diet foods, but don’t think that eating greens has to be bland and boring. At Hunter Gatherer, we’ve created 11 healthy and nutritious salads that are light, delicious, and very satisfying.

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What We’re Reading: Food Safety Crackdown, High-tech Chicken, & More

hello kitty farmer fieldFarmers create playful cartoon figures in rapeseed flower fields in Sichuan. (People)

Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

China’s Agriculture Minister Han Changfu calls for supply-side structural reform, agricultural modernization, and grain security. He also says the government will adopt a zero-tolerance approach to food safety and crack down on illegal additives. (Reuters)

China approves Monsanto GMO soybean variety for import. (Reuters)

Shifting away from wet markets: Chinese shoppers can now scan certain Tyson chicken products with a smartphone to see where the bird was slaughtered and when it arrived in the store. (Bloomberg)

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Lowering the price of fruits and vegetables by 30 percent can save nearly 200,000 lives over 15 years, says new study. (NPR)

Watch: In This Japanese Factory, Fake Food Is an Art. (Eater)

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Go Gluten-Free at Hunter Gatherer

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Eliminating gluten from your diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor. Whether you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, Hunter Gatherer provides a wide variety of gluten-free dining options that are both healthy and delicious. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at all our gluten-free menu items available at our two locations—keep reading to see them all!

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What We’re Reading: Smartphones Changing How China Dines, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, & More

tea chinaTea farmers pick up the first batch of spring tea in Guangxi province. (People)

Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Learn how smartphones are quickly changing China’s dining scene. (China Topix)

Speaking of which, fast-food retailers like McDonald’s and KFC were among the first in China to adopt Apple Pay, a recent competitor to Alipay. (China Daily)

A Chinese billionaire has purchased Australia’s biggest dairy farming company. (People)

Despite bumper harvests, a Chinese official warns that China faces a big food supply shortfall. (Xinhua)

& RELATED

Here are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants winners of 2016—Shanghai is mentioned 3 times on the list! (Eater)

Ever wonder where the caffeine in decaf coffee goes? (NPR)

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