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Give those locavores an inch and they take a mile. Inspired by the garden, now Bill Niman is calling for chickens at the White House: "The idea may sound far fetched, but is it, really? At the dawn of the 20th century, chickens were literally everywhere ... Like vegetable gardening, tending a chicken flock can produce the freshest, tastiest food available." Also everywhere at the dawn of the 20th century? Typhoid and steamboats. [The Atlantic via Eater SF]

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