As a new USDA report documents for the first time the economic value of the local food economy, a local organization helps build deeper connections around local food.
August 12, 2011 Two things came together and made a splash: data and love for good food! Last year the USDA launched a new mapping feature for their National Farmers Market Directory and access to raw data for “app designers and researchers to develop even more sophisticated or fine-tuned uses of the USDA Farmers Market […]
Congress has terminated funding in this year’s (2011) federal budget for the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, commonly known as ATTRA. For those who may not be aware, this program provides a wealth of online sustainability information to farmers, educators, and the public. Without obtaining additional financial support, their databases, publications, and technical services may […]
Lisa H. Weasel is a molecular biologist, an associate professor of biology at Portland State University, and the author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food. This 5-part interview was conducted in February of 2010, and predates last month’s decision by the USDA to deregulate the production of roundup ready alfalfa; the […]
I’m really interested in the feelings that surround food as well. How do you feel when you sit down at the table? Do you feel connected to your food, do you feel like your eating something that makes you feel good?