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When I heard Michael Pollan (Omnivore’s Dilemma) speak last October in Cleveland on National Food Day, he made an interesting statement…that a sea change in the agricultural system may be driven by an unlikely allie, the health care industry. What he was getting at was…medical insurance companies would eventually refuse to flip the bill for…

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If the term fashionista wasn’t bad enough, i heard this McDonalds’ radio ad the other day where a women was a self-proclaimed “tastinista!” Why? Because she saved money on food by eating at McDonalds so she could buy more hand bags and clothes. And we wonder why people have an identity crisis with their food!…

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Tom Philpott is one of my most favorite food and agriculture writers. I first started reading his stories when he was at Grist.org. The other day, a friend forwarded me his May 2012 article in Mother Jones entitled, “Economies of Kale.” Catchy name aside, this article contains the meat and potatoes of how a regional…

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On May 3rd, I spoke about the domino effect that California’s GMO Label law, Proposition 37, could have not only in California but throughout the entire US food system, click here. Well, my assumption was right…The food industry sees the threat it poses. Here is what Pamela Baily, President of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA),…

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Every week, I pretty much, have something that inspires a blog post. It may be a rant, an epiphany, a story, a farmer profile, an update about one of my food projects, etc. This week, not so much. So I visited my favorite web haunts to drum up some ideas. Nothing! I did some online…

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When I first came up with the “foodlust” concept, I tried to visualize what it might look like in a logo. I kept visioning this debonair, swashbuckling gentleman dipping a leek raptured by its earthly wonder. Foodlust is after all “a deep respect for food” and if consumed with foodlust, we would cradle the bounty…

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Last month, I traveled just southwest of Chico, CA to Hamilton City. I was on assignment for the Rodale Institute and an article about organic rice farmer, Greg Massa. You can read the interview in its entirety by visiting the Rodale Institute’s website, click here! To peak your appetite, here is a taste… Dragonflies swarmed…

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Stephen Ritz (left) with two of his students. Click for Stephen’s TED talk.   If you need a little inspiration on how to make a difference, go no further than Stephen Ritz’s TED talk! If it doesn’t get you fired up nothing else will! He talks fast but you don’t miss a single word because…

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2wk old pigs at Massa Organics in Chico, CA. Click the image to watch the video. To change our food system, we can vote with our forks, support farmers who transition to organics and lobby government for agricultural reform. But a rogue wave is on the horizon which just may create a tsuanmi in BIG…

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Brunty Farm Owners:Jeff Brunty and Melanie Schenk   I’m a farm tour junkie… I love visiting different farms, meeting the growers, hearing their story and learning new practices. I seriously get a natural high going from field to barn to field discovering new things. Yesterday, I toured Brunty Farms in Peninsula, OH. It is one…

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