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Uncanny Terrain—Organic farmers face Japan’s nuclear crisis

Filmmakers Junko Kajino and Ed M. Koziarski are embarking on the new documentary Uncanny Terrain, to follow the organic farmers of Tohoku as they contend with the threat that nuclear fallout from the Fukushima Power Plant poses to their land and their livelihood. From spring planting season, we will document the testing of their land…

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GMO created foods may be used as a biological weapon Examiner.com Genetically modified organisms (GMO) which are used to create new food seeds and crops, are being tied to use as a potential biological weapon in creating infertility in places around the world. A report published on May 28th tied together that the international organization…

Farm Market News

Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech TechCrunch In the San Francisco area where I live, farmers’ markets and CSA (community supported agriculture) programs enable consumers to buy food from local farms rather than from thousands of miles away. A CSA is a subscription that delivers weekly food from a … READ MORE

The “Dirty Dozen”

Start with what, or in this case, what not to buy. Making the transition to healthy responsible eating is not difficult. Just take one small step at a time. A great first step is to cut out what the Environmental Working group, ewg.org, calls the “Dirty Dozen”. These are the 12 most (pesticide} contaminated food…

Five Myths About Vegans

By Carol J. Adams, Monday, April 18, 5:01 PM Though former president Bill Clinton isn’t technically a vegan, his embrace last year of a “plant-based” diet with “no meat” and “no dairy” — and his accompanying 24-pound weight loss — made headlines for a small but growing movement. After all, only 3.2 percent of Americans…

Eat right with color

If fruits and vegetables aren’t the stars of your meals or at least strong supporting characters, it’s time to recast with an eye toward diversity. That’s according to the American Dietetic Association, which is encouraging the public to “eat right with color.” That means choosing a rainbow of hues each day to infuse the diet…

Farm Market News

Urbanites raising their own livestock In America’s Cities, the Rise of Hyperlocavores Big Think Many shop at farmers markets and participate in community supported agriculture programs, but some argue that this is not enough. By increasing their personal production of food, these hyperlocavores say that they are supporting their health and … What A Great…

Local Food Movement News

Interest in Wildwood Community Garden is Growing Patch.com As a result of influences, such as the “slow food movement,” seed companies are seeing as much as 40 percent increases in sales from previous years according to industry statistics. Concerns about food safety and the interest in more natural foods are …

Farm Market News

An innovative certification program in British Columbia Ethical shopping made easy Coast Reporter Eating locally and organically may still be seen as a trend, but many people view it as a movement that is here to stay. Local, organic and specialty are key buzzwords, but other words like humane, ethical, cage-free and free-range are popping…