Expert food system analyst Ken Meter, defines what constitutes a strong local food system, and why it’s so important to the health and well-being of a region.
Check out the video story: Raised On Grass: Pastured Fed Animals New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change from a professional life in Silicon Valley to commercially raising pasture fed animals on their newly purchased farm in Oregon. Ingredients: 3 pounds baking potatoes (6-8) 1 pound bacon 6 eggs, […]
Check out the video story: Raised On Grass: Pastured Fed Animals New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change from a professional life in Silicon Valley to commercially raising pasture fed animals on their newly purchased farm in Oregon. Ingredients: 1 or 2 pasture raised chickens (cut into serving pieces, […]
Check out the video story: Commercial Composting: Why One Restaurant Recycles One restaurant chooses to participate in a city-wide program, recycling its food waste into reusable garden compost—the owner explains her reasons for doing so. Ingredients: 8 cups whole wheat extra fine pastry flour 2 cups unbleached white flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 Tablespoons […]
Oatmeal Pancakes, another recipe from Kathy Hagberg, owner of the Bijou Cafe in Portland, Oregon.
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, discusses the recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices.
This article reprinted courtesy of Global Voices Venezuela is one of the principal oil-exporting countries of the world. However, petroleum is not edible and, lamentably, Venezuela’s national food industry is not able to feed its population. So Venezuela is, since its economy stopped having an agricultural focus at the beginning of the 20th century, a […]
This Article From Our Friends at Local Harvest Nearly a decade ago, an idea was born in a field outside of Decorah, Iowa. After a field day at Sunflower Fields Farm, several farmers wondered if they could band together, coordinate their marketing efforts, and sell their products to local institutions under a single name. They […]
“It is the best of times, and the worst of times when it comes to food. But, I focus on the best, and there are alot of very positive things happening.” So says Michael Pollan in this final installment, as he completes the dots between government policy, public health, and the cost and availability of […]
There’s more to eating than just its effect upon our health. Pleasure, a sense of community, our sense of connection with nature, these are all highly important aspects of eating that may get overlooked. In this segment with Deborah Kane of Ecotrust, Michael Pollan discusses our over-reliance upon science to guide us in our food […]