Local Food

Bay Area Startup Brings Farmers Markets Online

Farmigo, the San Francisco-based company that brought community supported agriculture (CSA) to the Web, has launched a new service that lets community groups like schools and workplaces purchase food from local farms.

Sustainable Food Meets Health at Kaiser Permanente’s Facilities

Bringing sustainable food to patients improves health and helps then environment

Ramps at Risk: Is Overforaging a Problem?

Ramps were responsible for the naming of Chicago

Ramp season is officially upon us. Across North America, ramp festivals are in full swing bringing together foragers, gourmands, wild foodies, and the gastronomically curious to enjoy wild leeks at their peak.

New Foraging App for Adventurous Eaters

As locally grown, foraged food becomes increasingly trendy, plants like wild ramps are at risk of being over-picked

House Bill 589: The Breakdown

Nothing is more distasteful than shady business practices, except maybe shady business practices that seek protection by state and federal laws.

Ownership of Product vs. Food

Those that own the food, own the people.  Most of us understand the dangers in patenting staple seed crops like corn, wheat, soy, alfalfa & cotton because these ingredients are key to the industrial food system.

Food: A Project Envision Documentary

This little documentary is only about a half hour long, but it does brush across the general scope of the problem of industrial food in the United States, lightly discussing differences in opinion by other countries. Described most aptly by KPBS, the producing agency of the documentary:

PLU Codes Are More Than Just Numbers

Have you ever wondered what all those numbers on the produce stickers actually mean? I had always thought they were just codes for the grocer to connect to the database so they could ring it up.

Effects Of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the primary ingredient to Monsanto's best selling herbicide, RoundUp. Conveniently and somehow without status of a monopoly, Monsanto also manufactures its genetically modified line of RoundUp Ready (RR) products, which are exactly what they sound like: ready for RoundUp.

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