Earlier their month authors T. Colin Campbell and Howie Jacobson released their new book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. For anyone interested in the science and politics of nutrition, and why there is still so much confusion about the value of a plants focused diet, this is a must read.
Food sovereignty is rooted in the daily work of every small farmer, rancher, fisherperson, landless farm worker, and everyone else involved in local food production. Yet no matter what they produce, their ability to survive is affected by international market forces. The movement, therefore, also includes community, national, and international activists working for just trade and economic systems.
Gardening’s often a solitary endeavor, but sometimes you want to swap stories and tips with fellow planting enthusiasts. These four meetups around the United States provide opportunities for socializing with other gardeners.
Turn blighted houses into year-round growing spaces? That’s the idea behind the biocellar concept, and the first one of these innovative structures is being planned for Cleveland, Ohio’s Hough neighborhood.
Growing food on-site in hydroponic gardens is catching on in a number of locations. But does this approach create truly “local” produce, with all of the health and environmental benefits?
Putting fish and plants together in a closed loop (that’s organic by necessity) strikes me as a brilliant use of biomimicry… or, at least the notion that “waste equals food” in the natural world. But can a backyard tinkerer put together an aquaponics system on the cheap?
I’ve never done very well with the whole “Wordless Wednesday” thing – guess I just have too much to say! But it’s always good to just shut up and enjoy sometimes…
Thinking about raising chickens for eggs or meat? A chicken tractor allows you to move the birds’ home around easily, so they’re getting a varied diet, and fertilizing your yard as you’d like.
Container gardening is a great way to increase limited space vegetable production, make toxic land useable, and create small-scale aquatic ecosystems. The containers used can often be obtained for free [ … ]
Many responsible consumers would like to be able to buy fruits and vegetables that have been raised in a sustainable manner, and many retail and food service entities want [ … ]
There’s more support than ever before from consumers for environmentally-friendly policy. This can be seen simply from the ever-growing number of news articles about global warming to the amount of [ … ]
There is a billboard near where I live in Oakland, CA that says, “Driving to work is so Q3 2010.” Today, more than 20 million Americans work from home at [ … ]
Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley-Blackwell’s series of philosophy books for general readers, Philosophy for Everyone, aims to [ … ]