Interviews with experts on the science, politics, and culture of food
Part 2: Marion Kalb continues the conversation around the Farm To School program, acknowledging that added costs for fresh foods are a challenge, but also explaining practical ways to overcome some of those obstacles. Pointing out, in some cases, the cost of fresh, locally supplied foods are less expensive than their out of state counterparts. […]
New York Times Columnist, Mark Bittman, lays out the central tenet of his life’s work as a food writer and home cook.
Update: September 15, 2009: The USDA began their Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative at Tree and Leaf Farm, just outside Washington DC. In building the relationships between farmer and eater, emphasis will be placed in connecting locally grown food with learning institutions, so our children will have the opportunity to eat good fresh […]
In Claire Hope Cummings book, Uncertain Peril, she writes about the importance of preserving biodiversity, and native plant species.
Claire Hope Cummings, in this third segment of interviews hones in upon the essential problems plaguing our agriculture system, she argues is a direct result of the industrialization of agriculture. “Our bodies are not machines”, Cummings reminds us, all the parts of a biological (agriculture) system must remain healthy if we are to produce healthy […]
Permaculture: the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth and interacting with the environment in mutually beneficial ways. —National Sustainable Information Service (ATTRA) In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of […]
The state of the ocean’s health, its marked decline is harder to notice from the surface of the water, or from land. This masks the serious problems that plague our oceans, and delays corrective actions from being taken.
Alison Barratt, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program discusses the health of the oceans, and their declining ecosystem.
Learn about the Monterey Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program which helps educate the public about sustainable seafood.
In part 3 of Kitchen Literacy, Ann Vileisis talks about the need to start making connections between our consumption of food, and all the interrelated social, health, and environmental consequences that occur. Agricultural pollution is the single largest non-point source of water pollution (effecting rivers, streams, and wetland areas) in the United States. In her […]