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Crunchy Tuscan Kale Salad with Lemony Oil Dressing

Crunchy Tuscan Kale Salad with Lemony Oil Dressing

I came across this recipe back in 2007, attached to an article/restaurant review in the NY Times. In that article, Melissa Clark echoed my own skepticism about a raw kale dish; I was no stranger to the winter green staple, but thought of it as coming out of a sauté pan with garlic and butter […]

Organic Dairyman: Director’s Cut (video)

Organic Dairyman: Director’s Cut (video)

Director’s Cut: This is a story about Jon Bansen, a 3rd generation Oregon organic dairy farmer who switched from conventional to organic dairy farming.

Raj Patel: Food Sovereignty (video)

Raj Patel: Food Sovereignty (video)

Raj Patel explains what food sovereignty means, and why people around the world are fighting to have a say in their own food system.

Oregon Food Bank Needs Your Help: Blog For Food 2010 Campaign Begins

Oregon Food Bank Needs Your Help: Blog For Food 2010 Campaign Begins

From February 15 through March 15, 2010, the Blog For Food Campaign, a coordinated effort of participating Oregon bloggers, seeks to help Oregon Food Bank (OFB) raise funds to address the rising (and alarming) levels of hunger and food insecurity in the state. Sadly, Oregon has joined the ranks of four other states (Mississippi, Maine, […]

U.S. Adopts National Organic Standards: Victory for All, but…

U.S. Adopts National Organic Standards: Victory for All, but…

Part 6: The USDA rolled out its first proposal for national organic standards in late 1997 and within weeks the verdict was decisive: universal repudiation, to put it mildly.