The reason we chose this excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice has nothing to do with the release of Universal Studios’ The Wolfman this weekend. We swear. The following excerpt has been adapted for the Web. In the deep of winter, when the earth in the North […]Read More..
First, let’s get one thing straight: there’s nothing inherently snobby about a good piece of cheese. If you care about quality, about craft, about tradition, about small farmers, respect for animals, and the soil, your food choices should reflect that. And that’s before we even talk about how much better it tastes. So if you’re […]Read More..
By Ronnie Cummins and Will Allen Part 2 of 2 This article was originally published on the Organic Consumers Association website. Our planet has five pools or repositories where greenhouse gases are absorbed and stored: the oceans, the atmosphere, the soils, the forests, and hydrocarbon deposits. 6 Because U.S farm and forest soils are so […]Read More..
Take it from someone who used to live in central Florida: they really need an effective high-speed inter-city passenger rail. It’s probably the most effective plan to combat the rampant urban sprawl, traffic congestion, road rage, and pollution endemic to the current system. As the population continues to grow, conditions will only worsen unless something […]Read More..
By Ronnie Cummins and Will Allen Part 1 of 2 This article was originally published on the Organic Consumers Association website. “The catastrophic impacts of climate change are not only going to take place in the distant future. They are taking place now.” - Vandana Shiva, Soil not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities by Carlo Petrini. It has been adapted for the Web.Food: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?If I want to eat well, I’m an elitist. If I respect tradition, I’m glued to the past. If I obey the rules of […]Read More..
So what is biochar and how is it going to save the world? Let’s start with a definition. Biochar is fine-grained charcoal used as a soil supplement. Not too terribly exciting. But what is exciting, especially to climate scientists, is the potential applications. The process of creating and burying biochar actually removes carbon from the […]Read More..
By Deirdre Heekin There is something delicious about opening a bottle of really, really good Champagne in a foreign hotel room. And there is something delicious about dabbing a really, really great perfume on your wrist, behind your ear while in the selfsame foreign hotel room before opening that bottle of really, really good Champagne. […]Read More..
By David E. Gumpert From The Complete Patient* Many dairies that would love to sell raw milk have opted instead for the attractive income, and seeming security, of producing raw milk cheeses instead. They figure they can still get the equivalent of $10 to or more a gallon of milk by producing artisinal cheese, and […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods by Dianne Onstad. It has been adapted for the Web. (Pyrus communis) There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat. —Ralph Waldo Emerson Pyrus is […]Read More..