Culinary Delights, Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Organic Matters – Tantalizing tidbits from this week’s food news

NewsIt’s Friday and I am writing to you from beautiful Corvallis, Oregon where I’m attending the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference. If you aren’t able to be here, remember that the Organic Seed Alliance and eOrganic will be live streaming the sessions. Register here for the live broadcast on Feb 5th and 6th.

I’ve uncovered a plethora of good material this week during my digital treks and nocturnal analyses. It’s a conundrum how Organic continues to flourish while, at the same time, pesticide use is on the rise. The true cost of conventional food production is considered and a look at how climate change is being tackled through agricultural practices in California. Not to be overlooked are GMO labeling initiatives and emerging technologies, both forces changing our food system.

Here are some of the juiciest tidbits from the week: Continue reading “Organic Matters – Tantalizing tidbits from this week’s food news”

Culinary Delights, Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

End of Year Yarn: Food Democracy

Washington ApplesThe older I get, the more I regard the seasons as a practice period for everlasting change. The dark turns into night and the Great Spirit reveals itself in its perpetual resurrection of spring into summer and now autumn into winter.  I am no longer young and lithe … but I am alive! I’m also hungry for change. I am elucidated and emancipated and educated enough to know what matters. Food matters! Continue reading “End of Year Yarn: Food Democracy”