Hello everyone and welcome! I feel honored to have the opportunity to share with you my ongoing journey converting my family to a more sustainable lifestyle, and hope that my story will inspire you to make a change in your own life. Believe it or not my decision to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle really […]
Part 3: Okay, in the past two weeks, Two Junes have vented their mixed bag of liberal guilt and righteous indignation on the difficulties of creating a sustainable food movement for everyone, not just the well-off and the well-educated. And we aren’t solitary voices crying in the wilderness although finding nuts and bolts discussion of […]
Part 2: A single parent with a high-school education working full-time at a low-paying, physically taxing job may be having a hard time feeding a family at all, much less well. And it’s a lot easier to fight against prevailing culture if you aren’t exhausted. Let’s be honest. It takes time and a fair degree […]
“It is the best of times, and the worst of times when it comes to food. But, I focus on the best, and there are alot of very positive things happening.” So says Michael Pollan in this final installment, as he completes the dots between government policy, public health, and the cost and availability of […]
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 […]
Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food, provides the backdrop for his talk at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.
Edible Portland Magazine: Winter 2008 Issue by Kevin Allman In 2007, Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski and several members of Congress took the “food stamp challenge”: shopping and eating on a $21 per week budget that represented the average American’s food-stamp allotment. Kulongoski and his fellow politicians met with limited success; some managed the challenge, while […]
This presentation is a special treat. For those who may not know about the TED Talks, the TED organization presents ongoing talks from the thought leaders of our world. These are people who are not only brilliant, but who devote themselves to solving big problems, often challenging the conventions of our time. In this talk […]
Have you ever wanted to live in a tropical paradise with beautiful secluded beaches, and natural jungle? Would you also be willing to endure 4 1/2 meters (yes, 13-1/2 feet) of average annual rainfall, an occasional typhoon, and green tree frogs nesting in your toilet? Well, Cape Tribulation, population 40, may be just the place […]
Creating a restaurant around locally produced food, good land stewardship, and preserving social tastes is Stu Stein’s vision for a sustainable restaurant.