Category Archives: Original content

Obama Appoints Pesticide Boss As Top Government Agriculture Negotiator

While the Government slumbers through spring break, President Obama: (…) bypass(ed) a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of 15 nominees, including an Indian American; agricultural scientist (Dr. Islam A. Siddiqui,) as chief agricultural negotiator in trade talks. (Economic Times, … Continue reading

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Weighing the Grain and Water Required to Produce a Pound of Beef

Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce  one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then?  First, consider:  A … Continue reading

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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Atardecer Desde El Centro de La Ciudad, 8 de febrero de 2010, Mexico DF

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Mediacompost Celebrates One Year of Blogging

Two hundred and fifty posts later: This blog released its first post on February 8th, 2009, one year ago today. Solicitation 2009 February 8 tags: blog, Media compost, solicitation by Robin Reichhardt Name: Media compost Purpose: promotion and exchange of … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Humanity: A Letter Religious in Nature to the Living

Why must everything be called to such taut extremes, to be good or bad, right or wrong, smart or stupid, reasonable or without sense? Humanity– I sometimes feel you (we… I…) respond so quickly to so much of the word … Continue reading

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Winter Coming Sage

“I don’t understand anything” I could be proud and naïve to live The openness in this kernel of sage wisdom– . IN a wonderful dream Some people will give you a low vote, 1 of 5, meaning there is a … Continue reading

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Ofrenda y Celebración para los Días de Muertos, 1 de noviembre, Mexico DF

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Fall Ache

An ache turning twinge and sudden emptiness forming a hot heart burning, and releases scorched earth policy in ways of words said aloud or words quiet, just thought that a life is suffering and churlish and yet somehow we find … Continue reading

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Siembra la Ciudad: Conoce la Cosecha (Lechuga, Espinaca, Acelga), domingo 4 de octubre, 2009, México DF

Este taller está orientado para personas interesadas en profundizar sus conocimientos sobre lechuga, espinaca & acelga. El taller incluye: almuerzo y preparación de comida (crema de espinaca y quesadillas de acelga), historia de tal cosechas; técnica de germinación (suelo preferido, … Continue reading

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Eighteen Thousand Miles from Farm to Coffee Cup

Yesterday a package arrived, sent from my friend A. in Boston.  Opening the package, I found the delectable contents of the most delicious vice: Arabic Coffee.  Delighted, I examined a 200 gram bag of Cafe Najjar classic.  According to one … Continue reading

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Hidroponia & Huertos Urbanos para la Comunidad: Colegio Peterson Campus Tlalpan, 27 de junio, México DF

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Prayer for Iran in Time of Unrest

TEHRAN, IRAN: Post-election protest has moved hundreds of thousands to the streets for the last 4 days, defying the orders of the Guardian Council and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.  Taking silently to the streets, a huge number of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Questions: Reading in Midair

Is there a wind sounding cautious for slowness and stability ? Or does the air now urge us to leap, to risk, and to return as love what we the world do beseech ?

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Despite Threat of Unknown Swine Flu, Mexico City Stays Upbeat

A city-wide suspension of activities in Mexico City continues for the fifth day, including cancellation of all school levels, yesterdays Sunday mass, and all sporting events and cultural activities.  The suspension began Thursday night when the Secretary of Health announced … Continue reading

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“5 cosas para cuando ataque la influenza!!!:” Living Social

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Mexico City Extends Suspension of Activities in Face of Flu Outbreak

Mexico City: Suspension of classes at all school levels will continue until “at least May 6th,” and many public gatherings, including bars, nightclubs, theaters, sporting events, museums, cultural activities, and concerts, remain indefinitely closed. In the Mexico City center, markets, … Continue reading

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Miracle Juice for Flu Recovery and Prevention

Two months before pandemic flu suspended activities across Mexico City, I had a severe respiratory flu, one which I battled for an unusually long before I was able to shake it off.  Now I have to wonder if this bold … Continue reading

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Mexico City Suspends Activities in Preventative Measure Against Flu Epidemic

(post updated April 25th) México DF: The Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, announced late last night that all schools in DF would be closed, Friday, April 24th, as a preventative caution against a new strain of  influenza thought … Continue reading

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Cultivando la Imaginación y las Verduras: Jardinería con Nin@s: domingo 29 de marzo, México DF

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