Part 2: Despite the disparity between available funds and the cost of organic, sustainable food, a large proportion of the community of chefs and bakers here in Portland spend a huge portion of their not so huge income for quality food. They put their dollars where their hearts and stomachs lead them, and tend to [...]
No rBGH/BST for me! I wouldn’t say that I’m not a spontaneous person but when making major life changes especially ones that are going to impact the people that I love, I do my research. Matter of fact, I love a little research every now and then. Searching the internet for hours until I find [...]
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.