My favorites from the past week:
- Says Majora, “My goal now is to create accessible jobs in food production, so I look at all the levers out there, from USDA subsidies to foundation grants, slow capital, and, most importantly, the market. I need to sell high-margin foods with minimal transport and middleman costs in order to create those jobs.” http://www.grist.org/green-jobs/2011-08-05-green-jobs-activist-majora-carter-to-launch-national-brand-for-l
- And another article reiterating that the Farm Bill is not making unhealthy food unnaturally cheap. This is really going to take some time to sink in for me…. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/10/139390696/is-u-s-farm-policy-feeding-the-obesity-epidemic
- Colorado, “a leader in the back-to-scratch movement,” proving you can have home-cooked meals in schools. Tremendous hurdles, yes, but maybe not insurmountable. And can save money too. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/education/17lunch.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
- Why high prices for meat and dairy might be a good thing: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-08-16-safe-organic-food-too-expensive-eat-less
- Fellow freegans rejoice: forage food from foreclosed homes http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/15forage.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
- PlantLab pushes the vertical farming movement forward. Commercial viability, however, it seems they’re still “trying to figure it out.” http://www.good.is/post/at-the-plantlab-hydroponic-horticulture-meets-techno-party-lighting
Great site. I can’t wait to pester you with some of my thoughts and ideas! Appreciate the work and the passion.