November 15, 2010 Continuing on the #meatlessmonday theme… If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact is caused by our love of eating meat, watch this short documentary video by Inform. According to the film, it takes 7 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. Then there’s […]
November 08, 2010 An appropriate post for a Monday – for those of you who follow #meatlessmonday… Chef, journalist, and meat-eater Kim O’Donnel wrote The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook as one way to approach a healthier lifestyle, which also would also lead to less impact upon the environment. According to the review, there is a […]
Carlo Petrini, in this final installment, argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology, he reminds us, share the same roots.
Is U.S. agricultural policy fundamentally flawed? Since the Nixon administration, when then Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, led the drive to invigorate agriculture production by encouraging farmers to become bigger, and to maximize production even as commodity prices would likely fall over time; sales quantity, and the opening of foreign markets to U.S. farmers were […]
At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]
Most of the sardines that are fished today— a tremendous source of protein— are not eaten by people.
In part 3, Carlo Petrini asks of us to take a step back from our daily lives, and reexamine our values that we hold so dear; perhaps values we would never think to even question.
Agriculture has a system of built-in limitations. But, we have figured out how to bypass many of those limits, and so, pay a terrible cost.
Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture on the road to becoming a sustainable food nation.
Raj Patel explains what food sovereignty means, and why people around the world are fighting to have a say in their own food system.