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I just received my California Voter Information Guide. It is a tremendous resource outlining candidate platforms and arguments for and against different ballot propositions. I lean on it heavily when wanting to make an informed decision at the polls. But should I? I’ve been following Proposition 37 for months. It advocates to have genetically modified…

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The recent issue of Edible Reno-Tahoe just came out. I have an article in there about how the Growing Dome got its start and how one was lucky enough to land in Tahoe so I could be its farm manager. Here is the intro but for the whole article, click here. As community members across…

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I’m en route back from Ketchum, Idaho and a mountain bike weekend to celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday! It was four, glorious, fall-colored days where valley after valley intersected with groves of bright, golden aspens. I’m sitting in the back of a VW Eurovan feeling like a passenger on a train as the high-desert landscape…

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There is something about getting a logo that makes things feel legit! Check it out! it comes in purple, green and of course black. We co-branded the logo since the Growing Dome at the Truckee Community Farm will be the pilot for the Dome Raising Project… What’s the Dome Raising Project? The Dome Raising Project…

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I love NPR! I work from home so all the reporters and anchors are like my co-workers…Renee Montagne, Neal Conan, Kai Ryssdal, Melissa Block, Chris Simmons, etc. But yesterday on Morning edition, hosts, David Green and Steve Inskeep, really disappointed me with their one-dimensional interview about organic food… Equally respected NPR correspondents, Allison Aubrey and…

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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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