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Posts Tagged ‘local food’

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Photo by Maggie Field My great grandfather was a professional gardener in the English countryside. His profession was passed down as both a hobby and passion to my grandparents, and next my father. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs I had little [...]

Utne Reader | Shifting Prospects for a New Farm Bill

Utne Reader | Shifting Prospects for a New Farm Bill

"Later this year, the federal Farm Bill that was enacted in 2008 is set to expire. Although Congress already has plenty on its plate—not to mention the ongoing kerfuffle over Obamacare at the Supreme Court—there’s a good chance they’ll make [...]

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

"Brownlee maintains that one indication of an increased awareness of food localization in the county is that the number of restaurants actively buying local food has increased from eight in 2006 to more than 80. He could not quantify exactly how [...]

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

"Lindsey Shute's husband Ben has been running his own farm in Tivoli, New York, for ten years now. He says that the great thing about farming is that it's a really practical form of idealism. 'It's all well and good – and important – to have [...]

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A PLAN-Boulder County forum at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant and Bar on the evening of Monday, November 14, about the wisdom of banning genetically engineered crops from Boulder County Open Space may have generated more heat than light, with the [...]

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

The issue of genetically-engineered (GE), or genetically modified organisms (GMO), crops is not an easy issue for our community to tackle. It's proven to be divisive in Boulder in the past and it touches on two things many of us hold dear, food and [...]

Cropland Policy/GMO Events

Cropland Policy/GMO Events

Today, November 7 Cropland Policy Open House, 5-8 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds: Exhibit Building Come learn about the policy and ask questions during this informal open house. A short staff presentation on the process will begin at 6 p.m. [...]

American University Radio | Is Local Better When It Comes To Our Food?

American University Radio | Is Local Better When It Comes To Our Food?

"Conventional food travels an average of 1,250 miles before getting to its final destination. So why does anyone fly in food – sometimes from half a world away - and use up all that fuel when they can get lettuce or goat cheese from the next [...]

EatLocalGuide.com | The Great GMO Debate

EatLocalGuide.com | The Great GMO Debate

The debate over the use of GMOs has been pretty much explicitly confined to two aspects, the scientific and the economic. But as Wendell Berry says, these are only two sides of an eight-sided coin. Read the entire article at EatLocal.com: The [...]

TheNation.com | The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

TheNation.com | The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

Just as dramatic is the struggle for the seed. More than 1,000 independent seed companies were swallowed up by multinationals in the past four decades, so today just three—Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta—control about half the proprietary seed [...]

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