November 08, 2010 An appropriate post for a Monday – for those of you who follow #meatlessmonday… Chef, journalist, and meat-eater Kim O’Donnel wrote The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook as one way to approach a healthier lifestyle, which also would also lead to less impact upon the environment. According to the review, there is a […]
November 14, 2010 Healthier for Domino’s maybe, but not for you – Domino’s increases the amount of cheese used on a pie by 40% and sales go up. Underlying the new campaign: Dairy Management – “…a marketing creation of the United States Department of Agriculture…”. Complete article via NYTimes.
October 13, 2010 Farming and making wine on the homestead her grandparents established in 1927 in Brosseau, Alberta, Canada, Xina Chrapko from the get-go defines what organic means to her: “Why organic? It’s just because that’s how we’ve always farmed. A little pet peeve of mine is, you hear conventional farming and organic farming – […]
October 12, 2010 The name ‘crop mob‘ has been compared to the long ago community effort of barn raising: a group of people coming together to help a fellow farmer build a barn. Today, these volunteer hands meet up at a farm and pitch in to do whatever is needed. Barth Anderson, of Fair Food […]
October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]
October 04, 2010 The continued dependence on pesticides and chemicals to kill unwanted insects in agriculture fields in China has led to an unhealthy situation. “It’s time to look at alternatives.”, says Dr. Zhao, of Hubei University. Educating farmers about the benefits of many spiders has been key toward finding a balance between pest and […]
October 1, 2010 They say it takes 16-21 times repeating a task before it becomes a habit. Perhaps the upcoming EcoChallenge will have an impact on those who participate. Those who are participating are asked to cut back “on their electricity, fuel or garbage consumption – for two weeks, between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15”. […]
Brief summary: from the New York Times, July 30, 2010— Even before the recent BP oil spill disaster, the Gulf of Mexico has been America’s dumping grounds for decades dating back to the 1930’s. In part, the dumping of old weapons ordinances, yearly oil spills from nearby land seepage, and refinery operations, along with agricultural […]
Growing food in Kenya poses many challanges including from the effects of climate change.
July 22, 2010 Urbandale – considered a food desert – on the east side of Lansing, MI. is creating and growing its first urban farm. The project was started by 2 MSU professors. With the help of residents and nearby community, it is taking shape and growing. Go to original post.