Farmer and author Elizabeth Henderson, whose book is Sharing The Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, recently took a trip to Taiwan to share her knowledge and expertise related to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). She wrote the following essay about her experience. In their headlong rush to development, the people of Taiwan lost […]Read More..
Jamie Court’s The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell received the following web-exclusive review from Publisher’s Weekly on Monday. Have a look!Americans angry about the state of their government or the fallout from the BP oil disaster might find in Court’s persuasive manifesto a cause for action. As the president of Consumer Watchdog, the California-based consumer […]Read More..
Yesterday, National Academy of Engineering committee chair Donald Winter submitted preliminary findings about BP’s Macondo well blowout to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Among other criticisms of BP’s and Transocean’s management (or lack thereof) that led up to the April 20 catastrophe, Winter characterized as a key finding the companies’ “lack of a suitable approach for anticipating […]Read More..
During the height of the banking crisis, my bank, Citizen’s Bank in Corvallis, Oregon, dropped us customers an e-mail. It was written in bankerese, but what it meant was: “Hey, with respect to all that sub-prime loan mess—those loans never made any sense to us. We don’t have a horse in that race.” Citizen’s Bank […]Read More..
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What a thrill to see our beloved fermentation expert, Sandor Ellix Katz, profiled in depth in the current issue of The New Yorker magazine!Sandor, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist, is the author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods (widely considered an indispensable text for anyone interested in making fermented foods at […]Read More..
At a speaking event at Brave New Books in Austin, Texas on November 6th, Dr. Paul Connett got a sweet surprise related to his book, The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There.The folks at Fluoride Free Austin presented […]Read More..
The following article featuring Joan Dye Gussow, author of Growing, Older and This Organic Life, appeared on Saturday, November 13th in the Denver Post.Local-food guru Joan Dye Gussow offers nutrition advice for the agesBy Susan ClotfelterIf you hope to stride into your ninth decade with strength, humor and a weeder in one hand, Joan Dye […]Read More..
Robert Kuttner, author of A Presidency In Peril and Obama’s Challenge, was interviewed on Democracy Now! on Thursday, November 11th about Obama’s Deficit Commission and its proposals for reducing the nation’s debt.The Commission recommended recently that the retirement age be raised to 69 by the year 2075, that some middle class tax breaks be discontinued, […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from the first chapter of The Farmstead Creamery Advisor: The Complete Guide to Building and Running a Small, Farm-Based Cheese Business by Gianaclis Caldwell. It appeared originally on the web at MotherEarthNews.com. The United States is experiencing a food-quality renaissance. An increase in the number of farmers markets and “eat local” […]Read More..