Posts By Rebecca Gerendasy

A look into the Edible future

February 01, 2010 Washington Post journalist Jane Black, from her recent trip to the yearly Edible Institute conference in Santa Fe, NM, writes about the food trends seen for the upcoming year. Five are mentioned, including one about CSA’s evolving: “I’ve always loved the idea of community-supported agriculture, but the structure has always been too […]

USDA Grant to Create Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center in Arkansas

January 31, 2010 Good news for the Wallace Center in Little Rock, AR. They have been awarded a $900,000 grant by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help run the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED). “The purpose of the HUFED Center grant program is to establish and support a Healthy […]

5,000 Megawatts and 8 Million Clams: FLUPSY is Cool

January 29, 2010 Ron Masters, a Conservation & Waterways Commissioner (Point Lookout, NY), gives a tour of a solar powered FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System). This clam nursery ‘boat’ helps the community environmentally and economically. “When the baby clams grow big enough to leave the nursery, they are deposited in local beds to support both recreational […]

World’s Greenest Homes: Hong Kong Space Saver

January 29, 2010 With a population topping 7 million people within a 426 mile square area, living space in Hong Kong is at a premium. Architect Gary Chang, who grew up in a small apartment in Hong Kong, devised an ingenious model he calls ‘domestic transformer’. The living space he transformed was the 330 square […]

South Australia alone on GM canola ban

January 28, 2010 Western Australia recently decided to allow genetically modified (GM) canola to be planted in their fields. A statewide ban on GM food and crops was adopted in 2003. This from GeneEthics.org: “State governments agreed with widespread warnings that GM canola would adversely impact markets and trade in Australian food products. They used […]