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It’s only day three of my Boulder experiment and I feel totally at home. Living close to a downtown area, you feel the soul of a community. Its chest rises and falls like a living creature and you can fell the life which unites neighbors, merchants, students, artists, etc. Boulder’s reputation as a vibrant and…

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After leaving Great Basin National Park, I decided to bee line it for Boulder in a day with just a couple stops along the way. One was in Glenwood Springs, CO to meet up with one of the local organizers for the tour I currently manage for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Judy Olesen…

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Today my Foodlust journey officially began. I left my hometown of Truckee, CA today at 12:30. Destination…Boulder, CO and the Abbondanza Organic Farm where I will intern for the next four weeks starting Monday the 6th. Today marks three years in the making and a promise to myself to get out there and see what…

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While on the subject of Supermarkets…it reminds me of something I concluded while reading Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilemma. It became evident that supermarket perpetuate a lot of what’s wrong in our food system…not eating in season. Yes, there are a lot of things wrong with our food system like corn/soy subsidies, the giant agrichemical…

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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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