Category: Environmental

Relating to climate change and environmental factors that affect farming and local agriculture

Part 1: Climate Change and Farming…A Conversation with Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook encourages people to broaden their culinary repertoire with information on more than 90 fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms. In addition to its 360 recipes, it also highlights the challenges that small-scale organic farmers often experience in producing and selling their food. Climate […]

Chefs Cooking with Less Meat & Rethinking Protein Sources

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So wrote Michael Pollan, well-known critic of US food policies in his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His 2008 advice to “eat food” contrasted real food—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and meat too—with what he called “edible food-like substances.” Eight years later, who can say […]

Adapting to Drought

By now, you’ve probably seen the stories about drought in California—four years and counting, its prospect of power brownouts this summer, and “water wars” in which almond and walnut growers are blamed for drilling deep wells that leave nearby residents without water. If drought conditions continue and simultaneously worsen in other states, such as Arizona, […]

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