In the midst of a polarized and passionate debate, Food Evolution directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy examines the controversies surrounding genetically modified foods. This documentary conveys a scientific story of food by taking a personal look at the successes, and the damaging consequences of the failure to establish useful food technology. From Hawaiian papaya, Ugandan banana, Iowan corn and the people that need them, this film uses powerful imagery that captures the frustrations of scientific solutions stalled by activist fear mongering. Continue reading ““Food Evolution” a look at food misinformation”
Chow down on the delicious vegetables that February has produced. Squash and sprouts are still in abundance, as are apples and oranges – delicious in baked desserts.
What is a CSA?
CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs allow people to have access to fresh produce grown by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you are purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a local farmer. From June until November (timing varies by region), your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood weekly or bi-weekly.
Save items from going to the landfill by composting your kitchen scraps indoors this winter and turning them into gardening soil for yourself or your community. Indoor composting can be done by anyone and is an easy way to reduce waste. Continue reading “Indoor Composting 101”
The average american produces 4 pounds of trash a day! The trash we create produces tons of greenhouse gasses, releases chemicals into the soil, and many items we toss out take hundreds of year to decompose. By following some simple tips for reducing what we need, reusing as much as we can, and sending as little as possible to be recycled, we can significantly reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. Continue reading “15 Easy Ways to Live a Less Wasteful Life”
Some of the greatest things to do this time of year are to pick apples from an orchard, stroll through a farmers market, and get lost in a corn maze. Pretty #basic, but enjoying local harvest with friends and family are part of what makes fall such a great time of year. Continue reading “Let’s get local: eating more local foods”
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