How do you turn an unwieldy piece of massive, but vital legislation, into something immediately relevant to the public, at large?
When you sit down to a meal, do you ever wonder where the ingredients come from?
May 11, 2011 A variety of voices are being raised on NYTime’s ‘Room for Debate‘ opinion page this week, with the subject header being Preventing Cruelty on the Farm. This is an important topic that warrants discussion as a number of states consider changing laws that prohibit photographs or filming of a farm without that [...]
I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative.
Why did I spend 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country to rediscover our food system?
During the summer of 2009, Nathan Winters spent 5 months pedaling across the country—4300 miles— to rediscover our food system. Along the way he interviewed farmers, activists, educators, food entrepreneurs, and others, to capture the rich flavors of those strongly connected to the land and to creating a sustainable future. As he applies the finishing [...]
February 11, 2011 The TED talks have garnered a following and popularity throughout the world – many folks like to listen to passionate thinkers and doers who are on the cutting edge in their field, whether it be design, science, technology, global issues…they are “riveting talks by remarkable people.” These talks have inspired other communities [...]
January 27, 2011 A lot of excitement in the air today as the Multnomah Food Initiative had its kickoff celebration of the Multnomah Food Action Plan (PDF) in Portland, Oregon. The room was filled with sustainable food and agriculture enthusiasts, advocates, and policy makers. “The goal Multnomah Food Initiative is to develop a shared community [...]