Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

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 […]

Food Alliance Scavenger Hunt

Where’s Food Alliance? Scavenger Hunt

April 09, 2010 Do you remember scavenger hunts? It’s a popular party activity where participants get a list of tasks or items that need to be done or collected and a winner is determined after all is completed. Food Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides third-party certification to address safe and fair working conditions, humane […]

Visiting a local urban farm

To Eat Local, We Must Help Save Local Farmland

March 30, 2010 This has been a hot topic in my community (Portland, OR) lately, and I see it is being discussed in Sacramento too. If you want to eat locally, it’s important to support local farmers and to plan (smartly) for the future: save farmland for farming and not necessarily to be developed. And […]


TED Talks Food: Broadcasting Voices and Ideas to the Public

March 26, 2010 Civil Eats recently wrote up an excellent list of food-related TED Talks given over the years – neatly compiled, summarized, and embedded for easy access and view-ability. Included are: Jamie Oliver, Mark Bittman, Ann Cooper, Dan Barber, Carolyn Steel, and Michael Pollan. A big note of thanks to @StaceySlate for taking the […]