January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…
Sustainable, yes, natural, no. Home ownership is the great American Dream. To own the land (and the structures on the land) is pretty much the pinnacle of capitalist endeavor. For TwoJunes, our house is our savings, our retirement, a hobby, a joy, and occasionally, sheer terror. Admittedly, it is enormously gratifying to have control over [...]
Courtesy of Michael Schaap, United Vloggers This is one of those video gems I found a couple years ago on the web. Journalist Michael Schaap, macdocman, takes us on a bicycle ride (first dropping off his young son) to a herring shop to eat raw herring (that is what the Dutch do! ). Enjoy!
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 [...]
Could our conceptions for eating, and our understanding of foods, gone terribly awry? In this segment, Michael Pollan explains how Americans have come to view food through the lens of nutritionism. Foods have become valued upon their perceived healthiness, largely, the measure of how we view the good and bad nutrients within foods. Other valuable [...]
It’s not a pretty picture. This gritty reality may force a re-examination of our values and our beliefs about people caught within the throes of poverty. The people profiled in this video appear far from being crazy and helpless. Yet, for different reasons, they choose to obtain at least some of their food out of [...]
From the magicians at Pixar, comes a new animated feature: Ratatouille. Imagine the special challenges of creating food out of whole cloth using computer software (CG), that looks real enough to be enticing to the human eye (and stomach). This clip offers a look inside the high end movie-making world, combining human artistry (the craftsman) [...]