Food & agriculture

The history of Canada's first grain CSA - as told through the voices of its people

Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner (via Global Public Media)

Since March 2008, Deconstructing Dinner has featured The Local Grain Revolution - a series tracking the evolution of Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain.

archived June 23, 2009
	

United States - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The War Over Waxman-Markey
The War Against the 'War on Drugs'
Opposition to the food safety bills
From the Ashes of ’69, a River Reborn (Ohio's Cuyahoga - the "burning river")
Destroying Levees in a State Usually Clamoring for Them

archived June 23, 2009
	

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile

Alastair Bland, North Bay Bohemian

Localized efforts have sprouted from the ground up in Santa Cruz, Cotati, Sebastopol, San Francisco and many other towns worldwide, where residents and neighbors are putting their heads together and collaborating on ways to relocalize themselves, bolster self-sufficiency and build the resilience that communities will need to absorb the shock of peak oil.

archived June 23, 2009
	

More choices at garden farm markets

Gene Logsdon, Organic To Be, Dave Smith

Shoppers just now discovering the allure of open air fresh food markets in towns and cities should be aware of new developments. Not only is there an increasing number of different fruits and vegetables being offered, but also meats, dairy products, even fresh fish— all from small garden farms.

archived June 22, 2009
	

Summer solstice in Tennessee

Albert Bates, Energy Bulletin

Here in the bottom of Tennessee, where the next county south is in Alabama, we have been watching the summers grow steadily hotter. When we arrived here, a band of ragtag hippies in 1971, the climate wasn’t as bad as rumors would have it.

archived June 22, 2009
	

Massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

Staff, Stanford University

Some parts of the world, including much of China, use far too much fertilizer. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where 250 million people remain chronically malnourished, nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrient inputs are inadequate to maintain soil fertility.

archived June 21, 2009
	

Farms as battlegrounds

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

At every level, regulation stands to make it harder and harder to be a small scale producer of food - whether a farmer or a cook. And, of course, it makes it harder to be an eater as well. All of those regulations are going to have to be reconsidered if we are going to have a truly local food system, or a local economy for that matter.

archived June 21, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Viva la Vegolución! Che Guevara's Granddaughter stars in PETA ad
New allies for food reform (American Medical Association)
1.02 billion people hungry
Detroit: Food fighters (special food issue)
The campesino struggle for sustainable agriculture in Paraguay

archived June 21, 2009
	

Waste and recycling - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Recyclable picnic for 3,000 - leaves 1 bin of trash
Did sewage sludge lace the White House veggie garden with lead?
'Humanure' victory: green toilet wins Austin city approval

archived June 21, 2009
	

Lighting a candle - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile
Permaculture for humanity (Larry Santoyo)
WeCommune: tech support for communes
The promise of the future: Voided by our cleverness (Transition in Salem, Oregon)
Ecocities Emerging - June issue
Peak oil taskforce says PO could cause food shortages in S.F.

archived June 21, 2009