Let’s talk about food security. And by food security, I don’t mean the biosecurity side, which is what some government types mean when they talk about food security (meaning, how do we keep someone from introducing — intentionally or not — a biological agent into the food supply system and then contaminating it. Don’t worry, […]Read more "Food Security in a Changing World"
Let me just start by saying that as I’ve grown older, I’ve had an increasing number of issues with books that portray non-human animals as really craving, and in fact gorging on, human (junk) food. I think this obsession with our food being OMG so good even caterpillars/frogs/cows/pangolin/etc. want to eat it is part of […]Read more "A Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe by Barbara Odanaka"
In the past few days, there has been a lot of talk about the Stanford study on organics, and specifically the nutritional content of organic foods. In fact, if you just Google, “Stanford Study Organics” you can read articles from a variety of sources that claim mainstream media has been duped by the study because […]Read more "Are Organics Better? – The Stanford Study, and a Softer Focus View of the Debate"
Again, I begin this with a disclosure. What you’re about to read isn’t as heavily based on research in the traditional sense (meaning, the oracle of Google and a few handy books or interviews), and instead will focus more on my personal (limited) experience with a food distribution corporation based out of the Midwest, and […]Read more "Waste Less – Feed More, Part 3"
This post will focus on food recovery projects — individuals, groups, and organizations which work to redistribute and creatively use food that would otherwise go to waste. Why is food recovery important? Because in 2010, Americans created 34 million tons of food waste— that’s more than any other type of waste, except paper. To put that in […]Read more "Waste Less – Feed More, Part 2"