The Other Inconvenient Truth. {Video}


Photo: Dave Toussaint (www.photographersnature.com)

Photo: Dave Toussaint (www.photographersnature.com)

The incredible global issue that’s at the intersection of land use, food and environment.

Demand for food is skyrocketing. As a result, agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity Continue reading

Microplastics from Clothing: Are They in Our Food Chain?


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From the BBC News article, Accumulating ‘microplastic’ threat to shores, by Mark Kinver.

Debris on shoreline (Image: AP)

Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned.

Researchers traced the “microplastic” back to synthetic clothes, which released up to Continue reading

Celebrate the Good Food Movement! March 15-17 in Chicago.


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I think about food. All day long.

I eat something every 2-3 hours to keep my energy going.

That’s why I’m excited that the Good Food Festival is coming to Chicago March 15-17! Continue reading

Save the Farm {Video}


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After watching the trailer for Save the Farm and reading about the farmers who were evicted from the land that sustained hundreds of people, I was suspended in disbelief. Watch this trailer, read the info I picked up from the website, and let me know your own reaction. Then help by sharing this post. Continue reading

Can plastic chemicals make you fat?


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~ from Environmental Health News

The rates of obesity and overweight in adults and especially in children are on the rise, though some recent studies indicate that the rates may be at least leveling off among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of adults are obese and a further 34 percent are overweight. Twenty Continue reading

A man, a bike and a food fight


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Determined to raise $50,000 for the Nature Conservancy, Nathan Winters  spent 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country. I met Nathan on twitter of all places—where he’s been touted as one of “The Top 20 Real Food Advocates to Follow”—and was intrigued by what could possibly motivate a man to set out on such a journey.

Nathan Winters

Nathan explains in this excerpt from his book, An Unconventional Harvest

Why did I spend 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country to rediscover our food system? Before I answer that question, I must point out Continue reading

The UnGreen: Take-Out


In case I’ve led some of you to believe that I am the epitome of eco perfection, I’d like to set you straight. While it is my goal, it is not a reality. I wish I could just *bleep* my eco blunders from my life. But I can’t. Nobody, not even No Impact Man, can be perfectly green.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” This quote from Theodore Roosevelt–our first conservationist president–is a touchstone for me. I reach for it anytime I find myself in a situation where I can’t live up to my own earth-friendly expectations.

Before the New Year, I’d like to confess a handful of eco mishaps–bloopers, if you will–in an effort to free myself of the haunting guilt. And, who knows, maybe Continue reading

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