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September 2009

Meet the Farmers: Artisan Cheese in Vermont

There’s a lot of young, entrepreneurial farmers popping up in the Green Mountain State. But what more can one expect from a great state that has outlawed billboards along highways, and whose capitol city has no McDonalds? TV personality and Chef Emeril Lagasse has a show for PlanetGreen TV that highlights local ingredients, organic food […]

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Sandor Katz on Protecting the Water Commons

Sandor Katz says: “There is no way we can consider all the political issues revolving around food we eat without talking about water.” And right he is. The following is an excerpt from The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements by Sandor Ellix Katz. Protecting the Water Commons Water is a […]

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Cauliflower: A Cabbage with a College Education

Autumn has officially arrived, and that can only mean one thing (well, it could mean several thousand things, actually, but let’s not quibble): it’s cauliflower season!This is very exciting news, as I am and always have been deeply, hopelessly in love with this charismatic member of the cabbage family. (And I make a mean stewed […]

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9 Environmental Boundaries We Don’t Want to Cross: Wired

Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a rapidly warming planet and its associated climatological disasters? Well, sure, we still need to work on transitioning away from fossil fuels and somehow bringing the CO2 in the air down to manageable levels. But it turns out, says Nature, that ecologically […]

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Beware the Sirens of Big Oil

Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon “fisherm’am” and PhD marine biologist (and author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill), knows very well the impacts of oil companies’ broken promises. She lived in Alaska when the Exxon Valdez, in 1989, spilled most of its […]

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Spotlight on UK’s Green Books: Now Available through Chelsea Green

Chelsea Green, your go-to publisher for all things sustainable, certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on sustainability. Our friends across the pond, the UK’s venerable Green Books, has been producing the kind of sustainable content Chelsea Green champions for over two decades: on everything from local food to the transition movement to gardening and ecology. Chelsea […]

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5 Things the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You about Marijuana

Why is it that the mainstream media loves stories that reinforce the government’s longtime anti-marijuana propaganda campaign but won’t touch stories of scientific studies that call the conventional wisdom into question or refute it altogether? It seems they’re only interested in reinforcing their audience’s biases and pre-formed ideas. Pot is bad. Everybody knows that. Call […]

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Howard Dean: Reform without a Public Health Insurance Option Is Not Real Reform

The following is an excerpt from Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer by Howard Dean, Faiz Shakir, and Igor Volsky. It has been adapted for the Web. Reform without a Public Health Insurance Option Is Not Real Reform For […]

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Believe It Or Not: McDonald’s is “Local”…Technically

When I think of the word “local”, I think of the farmer who lives down the road from me, who just harvested his massive pumpkin patch. I think of the sugarmaker who trucks maple sap with a horse-drawn sled. I think of my own eggs from my own hens. But let’s face it–I’m not the […]

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In GMO Superbeets Case, Court Hands Monsanto a Defeat

Score 1 for environmental justice. (For once.) A U.S. Federal Court has ruled the U.S. government failed to adequately evaluate the environmental risks of Monsanto’s new Franken-crop, the Roundup-Ready “superbeet.” As you may know from the film Food, Inc., the Monsanto Corporation is known for some truly monstrous practices, not the least of which are […]

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