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When it comes to our country’s perception of food, this picture says it all, Price Chooper! A lot of supermarkets are using this approach to attract customers… Save Mart, Save-A-Lot and my personal favorite – Grocery Outlet! Terms like this cheapin food not only in cost but in perception. It creates an imprint so we…

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My number one site for all green news is www.grist.org. I will reference them a lot during this blogging experiment. Today Barry Estabrook had an article on the impacts of natural gas drilling on agriculture. Movies like Gasland and Split Estate brought attention to the devastating effects of natural gas extraction…flammable tap water and toxic…

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Headed home after an east coast wedding. For this project it is great to visit different parts of America and see other perspectives of our food system. Universally, I’ve come to two conclusions as to why organic is not more readily accepted as being the right way…1) people think that organic isn’t able to feed…

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I’m traveling back East today for a friend’s wedding and by far one of the most stressful parts of traveling and moving through airports is finding something to eat that you feel half decent about. I brought my own snacks but when I travel, I get seriously hungry – more so than when I’m active….

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A food awakening is definitely liberating but also overwhelming. All of a sudden you realize all the factors you have to consider…is it local, in season, organic, sustainably harvested, etc… The one question that trumps them all is, “where did it come from.” It becomes your baseline. If you know where your food comes from,…

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I’m a backcountry skier. It’s my winter passion and one of my favorite ways to enjoy nature. But to get to the top of the mountain, you have to hike up a long way. Most often you use what’s called “skins” which attach to the bottom of your skis and help you climb up the…

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Today I am in the town of Bridgeport, CA. And while you may not think a beautiful town at the base of the Sierra Nevada would be a “food desert,” it in many ways is. A food desert is when a community lacks access to good quality, wholesome food. I asked my friend Tina if…

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Today I was reading a news clipping that my Dad sent me from the Wall Street Journal dated, April 9, 2011. It was an interview with James Prokopanko, CEO for fertilizer giant, Mosaic. He kept the conversation pretty topical and definitely knows his stuff. But that’s just it, he knows his stuff. His business. How…

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Today, I started this website and blog so i will have a forum to collect my thoughts, concepts and inspirations for a new food economy.

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