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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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Our first corn! As I inspected our small crop of corn in the growing dome today, I found one lone ear infested with aphids. The crop is almost ready to harvest so I thought I would take a peak and make sure the little buggers hadn’t damaged the corn. As I slowly peeled back the…

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The Veg-heads Game: The blueberry, mushroom, cucumber, carrot and tomato When talking to kids about fruits and veggies, you have to speak their language. Dressing up and  playing with silly props are always a good way to communicate a message but the activity is only as valuable as the impression it leaves on the child…

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