Guest Article: Oshi Shola and My Food Journey

Sep 21, 2020 No Comments by

My Food Journey Jesse Haskins Whether my parents intended or not (probably not), I built my cultural identity around food. I grew up loving my maternal grandmother’s rice dishes. She recognized this as fundamental to her Jewish-Afghanistan heritage. I remember being particularly fond of her “oshi shola” recipe, a recipe of which I still have […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Frailty of America’s Food System

May 15, 2020 No Comments by

COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Frailty of America’s Food System Dell deChant By now most Americans have seen images of long lines at food banks around the nation – thousands of cars bumper to bumper in Cleveland, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Pittsburg, and many other cities.  The images are devastating.  How could this happen? The question echoes across […]

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Healthy Eating and Ecology Work Together, a Reminder

May 17, 2016 No Comments by

We all know how important it is that we continue to educate the public about the difference in food production and its benefits via environment, health and ecology.  Too many people still think that food should be cheap and that there no difference between using corn oil for cooking compared to the more expensive cold-pressed […]

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From ‘Sustainable’ to ‘Regenerative:’ The Future of Food

Nov 13, 2015 No Comments

by André Leu and Ronnie Cummins edited by Marilynn deChant The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture wants “farmers and agricultural interests to come up with a single definition of sustainability in order to avoid confusing the public with various meanings of the term in food and production methods.” Is “sustainability” meaningless to consumers and the public? […]

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A Land With Too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future

Jun 20, 2015 No Comments

A Land with too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future Not Feeling the Pinch in the Land of More Than Enough, Joel Bourne’s The End Of Plenty, Food Collapse and the Florida Future Editorial: Ecology Florida Did you get enough to eat yesterday?  For folks reading this article, the answer is probably “yes.” “Yes, […]

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EDITORIAL: New Toxins and GMOs Headed Our Way

May 13, 2014 4 Comments

New Toxins and New GMOs Headed Our Way: The Next Roundup for the GMO Corral Summary A new poison may soon be coming to an ecosystem near you.  This is Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo, a close relative to Monsanto’s aggressively marketed and wildly popular Roundup.  Dow’s powerful herbicide is on the fast track to approval […]

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