January 27, 2010 Posted on Oprah’s website page, dedicated to today’s show: Food 101 with Michael Pollan, there were several ‘extras’ available. The one that caught my eye was the opportunity to purchase Food, Inc. for just $9.99… at least until 11:59pm PST on January 29th (Friday), thru Amazon. A savings of $16.99. Not bad [...]
January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change [...]
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.
In Claire Hope Cummings book, Uncertain Peril, she writes about the importance of preserving biodiversity, and native plant species.
Claire Hope Cummings, in this third segment of interviews hones in upon the essential problems plaguing our agriculture system, she argues is a direct result of the industrialization of agriculture. “Our bodies are not machines”, Cummings reminds us, all the parts of a biological (agriculture) system must remain healthy if we are to produce healthy [...]
Permaculture: the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth and interacting with the environment in mutually beneficial ways. —National Sustainable Information Service (ATTRA) In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of [...]
Ken Meter expresses optimism for the future of local food economies, suggests we choose healthier foods to eat as a guide toward supporting local food economies.