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Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 3: A bounty of greens and fruit

This week’s bounty(Jennifer Prediger photos)I made it to delicious Week 3 of my farm to table CSA experience, which I’m chronicling here in this Urbivore’s Dilemma series. Last week was made so delightful by all of the terrific suggestions for …

Food

Mapping the farm with my ears

(Steph Larsen photos)Ever since taking a cartography class in graduate school, I’ve had a penchant for maps. Full of information, they elegantly highlight places and ideas that we may have missed otherwise. As a visual person, I can appreciate the …

Food

Farmworkers dare Americans to ‘Take Our Jobs!’

Job opportunities for agricultural workers occupations should be abundant because large numbers of workers leave these jobs due to their low wages and physical demands. -Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition Tired of being vilified as stealing …

Food

Taste-testing the best green rosés

(Jason Houston photos) When a certain Grist editor who shall remain nameless, suggested I do an organic rosé tasting, I was eager to comply. The weather has been getting warmer, and I had fond memories of a hiking trip in …

Breaking Through Concrete: Stories from the American urban farm

Keeping up with Jones Valley Urban Farm

January 2011 update: Many of the photos have been removed from this series so they can be published in a Breaking Through Concrete book, forthcoming this year from UC Press. In fall 2001, Edwin Marty and Page Allison drove across …

The Climate Desk

How green was my organic milk? A podcast with author Heather Rogers

Heather RogersThink you’re saving the environment by buying organic or fueling your car with corn oil? Heather Rogers, author of Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, says that “green” products aren’t always as environmentally responsible …

Business & Technology

New Agtivist: Shakirah Simley wants to preserve justice

Shakira Simley at the San Francisco Underground Market.(Photo by Monica Jensen/SF Public Press via Flickr) In our New Agtivist interview series, we talk to people who are working to change this country’s f’ed-up food system in inspiring ways. Shakirah Simley …

Food

Acid rain is back, and thanks to farming, worse than ever

When you gargoyle with acid rain, you’ll get that grin wiped right off your face.(Nino Barbieri via Wikimedia)Policy makers, environmentalists — even Republicans — like to congratulate themselves on the “victory” over acid rain. As this American success story is …

Food

They shoot unicorns, don’t they?

Grist reader Scott Hess sent in this photo in response to today’s post about Big Pork threatening legal action over the marketing copy for Canned Unicorn Meat. It immediately made me think of a concept my friends at Boing Boing …