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Deborah Koons Garcia’s exceptional, new film, Symphony of the Soil, pays loving homage to the beauty and the wondrous mystery of soil, celebrating not just the incredible soil diversity found on four of the world’s continents,
From one organic dairyman’s perspective, healthy soil translates into healthy dairy cows, and ultimately tastier, and more nutritious milk.
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about the different insectary plants she has in her garden, and the beneficial insects they attract.
How will the FSMA’s sweeping expansion of federal authority, developed for an industrial-scale, global production and distribution network, affect the rights of small and medium-sized farmers who reach their customers through produce auction houses, farmers markets and farm-to-school programs?
In part 2, Dr. Susan Katz, of the Oregon’s Physicians For Social Responsibility outlines some basic steps to avoid consuming products containing obesogens, along with a list of chemical resources.
A flurry of new scientific evidence suggests that certain chemicals we are being exposed to from our environment and in the food we eat, may also be a major contributor to the obesity problem.
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about her favorite cover crop: buckwheat.
After years of stalemate between public health, consumer, agricultural and food service interests on Capitol Hill, Congress approved the FSMA’s sweeping expansion of federal oversight in 2010. This post and the two to follow will provide basic background for answering key questions leading into a discussion of the merits of our increasingly centralized and standardized food production and handling systems.
Brewer Greg Lorenz of SakéOne shares a few tips for drinking premium saké.
At SakéOne, Greg Lorenz is one of less than a handful of saké brewers in the country. He’s trying to build a domestic market for premium saké. We visit the SakéOne brewery to see how this ancient Japanese beverage is made.