Monthly Archives: December 2009

NYTimes 2009, Best Idea: New Ways to Eat Dirt

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How to Take CO2 Out of the Sky: Timothy J LaSalle, Rodale Institute

Timothy J. LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute, speaks at the Climate and Agriculture Summit last October, explaining how healthy soil practices remove CO2 from the sky:

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“The Earth Must Call The Shots. The Earth Will Make The Rules.”

Published on December 14th, 2009 by the Daily Loaf, and found at commondreams.org: Protests rocked Copenhagen on Saturday as anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 people (depending on who you talk to) marched to the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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ARC’s Green Equity Toolkit

Read more and download the toolkit here.

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Rewarding Farmers to Sequester Carbon, Michael Pollan: FORAtv

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Council Speaker to Unveil Policy on Food for the City: NYTimes

Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes: Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Council Passes Unanimous Vote to Create Sustainable City Policy

PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading

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Los Que Se Quedan

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CIW and Bon Appetit Fighting for Food Justice: San Francisco Bay Guardian

Food management company Bon Appetit in Palo Alto has built a good reputation as a sustainable company, buying its produce and other foodstuffs as locally and organically as possible. “I’ve learned a lot working here,” said Jon Hall, head chef … Continue reading

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La Revolución Verde Llega a las Azoteas de la Capital Mexicana: El Mundo

” (…) se hacen llamar ‘Sembradores Urbanos’ y han convertido en menos de tres años un almacén en ruinas cedido por la administración en un huerto orgánico y centro educativo. El Centro de Agricultura Urbana, conocido en la cuidad como … Continue reading

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Finding Solutions with Urban Farms: CNN

MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.

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Bringing People Back into the Economy: Vandana Shiva

“Bringing People Back into the Economy”, an excerpt from Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, written by Dr. Vandana Shiva, published in 2008, and found online at the Center for Ecoliteracy.

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Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?: NYTimes Magazine

IN the age of global food crisis, those financing export agriculture play the rest of the planet a most dangerous game: read the NYTimes Magazine feature here: (…) spurring financial firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock to invest hundreds of … Continue reading

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Garbage Dreams trailer

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World Hunger Round 1: Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel Define the Debate

 

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Grown in Detroit trailer

                … Dutch independent filmmakers Mascha and Manfred Poppenk made a documentary on teen moms becoming urban farmers in Detroit. Check out the trailer or go to the website.

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Farming Practice Behind the Environmental Weight of Eating Meat

An op-ed found in the NYTimes, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma:” NICOLETTE HAHN NIMAN argues that the farming practices that score the environmental weight of eating meat are not all the same.  Read the full piece here.

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Will Allen on Urban Farming

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Glacier Retreating in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley: NYTimes

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Curries in Rajasthan: NYTimes

 

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