November 15, 2010 Continuing on the #meatlessmonday theme… If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact is caused by our love of eating meat, watch this short documentary video by Inform. According to the film, it takes 7 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. Then there’s […]
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 […]
Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini asks if we have lost our sense of the value of food, and even worse, the U.S. is promoting the wrong type of foods.
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 […]
Most of the sardines that are fished today— a tremendous source of protein— are not eaten by people.
Agriculture has a system of built-in limitations. But, we have figured out how to bypass many of Earth’s limits, and so, pay a terrible cost.
Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture.
In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…
January 29, 2010 Ron Masters, a Conservation & Waterways Commissioner (Point Lookout, NY), gives a tour of a solar powered FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System). This clam nursery ‘boat’ helps the community environmentally and economically. “When the baby clams grow big enough to leave the nursery, they are deposited in local beds to support both recreational […]
January 28, 2010 Western Australia recently decided to allow genetically modified (GM) canola to be planted in their fields. A statewide ban on GM food and crops was adopted in 2003. This from GeneEthics.org: “State governments agreed with widespread warnings that GM canola would adversely impact markets and trade in Australian food products. They used […]