Tag: local food

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

Picnic for the Planet 2012: The Superlatives

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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From New York City to Antarctica, picnickers gathered across the world to celebrate Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet. So we want to know: who had the best picnic?

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are.

Alice Waters: Eat Local

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Local food pioneer Alice Waters talks about her favorite weekly outing and why she’s hopeful that we’ll finally start making smarter choices about what we eat.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2010

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Well, 4 out of 5 ain’t bad… enjoy today’s (mostly) uplifting round-up of cool green news:

  1. Oil stops flowing for the first time since April. (The New York Times)
  2. Extending the local food movement to water. (Huffington Post)
  3. More on water: a new effort to ship water from where it’s plentiful to where it’s scarce. (Green)
  4. See a video showing why keeping Florida beaches dark at night helps sea turtles. (Dot Earth)
  5. Capturing warm summer air to heat a school in the cold Switzerland winter. (EcoGeek)

Raise an Organic Toast to Earth Day

Written by | April 21st, 2009

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Looking for a proper beverage to enjoy (responsibly, of course) on Earth Day? How about an organic beer? I’ve recently been doing some “research” around town in Boise, and have found organic brews to be surprisingly easy to find. Not to mention tasty. There are organic lagers and ambers and India Pale Ales and porters, […]

Cuy: It’s What’s For Dinner

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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Visit an Andean village, and you have a decent chance of seeing a few cuy — also known as guinea pigs — running around homes. These aren’t pets. If you stick around that village, you may very well be served one for dinner. Cuy is a dish served in many parts of the Andes on […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 19

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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NASA climatologist James Hansen has been one of the leading voices sounding the alarm against climate change. But have his protests (including his pledged participation in a March 2 Washington rally against coal-fired power plants — see video above) made him less of a scientist? Read on for analysis and all the day’s green news: […]

Eco-Labels: What’s in a Name?

Written by | December 15th, 2008

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Free-range chicken, or just an illusion? “What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare. Conscientious food consumers are beginning to realize that the answer too often is: Not much. Like many consumers, I’m willing to pay a bit more for food that benefits wildlife habitat, clean water and rural communities. This trend, of course, is not lost […]

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