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January 28, 2008


Does your mouth water when you look at the scene on the left? "Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler" (below) provides much food for thought (gristle for the noggin?). Seems we clearly need to take another look at meat. Click on the charts...

January 25, 2008

Monsanto can't keep a good farmer down

For me and people around the world, the Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser became a hero when he stood up to Monsanto. After the company's genetically engineered (GE) seeds blew onto Schmeiser's canola farm and contaminated his fields, the multinational sued...

January 22, 2008

Making Bacon

This is my first effort at making my own bacon. It is fresh from about two hours in the oven after spending seven days in a salt/sugar/pink salt dry brine in my refrigerator. It already tastes very good. (It's not...

January 15, 2008

White House to Congress: No taxes in the farm bill. Period.

Today Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner hosted a conference call with bloggers. The Presbyterian Hunger Program (USA)/ was invited and I ended up being one of a handful of people talking with Sec. Conner. The Agriculture Secretary reiterated the administration’s...

January 14, 2008

Are You a Gardener?

While I was squatted down near the floor, reading the organic (but of course) seed packets at the bottom of the rack (mmm, Black Plum Past Tomato – Russian variety that produces elongated, deep-mahogany to bronze fruit with a rich complex flavor that is concentrated when cooked down and also delicious for fresh eating, pretty much everything I want in a tomato…) when a woman suddenly walked up to me and asked with excitement in her voice, “You’re a gardener, right?” as if I were a rock star or an author or something cool like that.

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