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Change with Your Fork: Chewbacca & Cherry Clafouti

| August 2, 2012 | 9 Comments
Change with Your Fork: Chewbacca & Cherry Clafouti

It is August. Of 2012. Summer Olympics. Again. Didn’t we just see the Olympics? When I was young, adults would tell me “time flies,” and I would roll my eyes in disbelief. After all, that clock on the wall moved as slow as molasses going from 2:44 to 2:45 to signal the end of the […]

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US Farm Bill 2012: A Political Responsibility of the Food Movement

| July 4, 2012 | 2 Comments
US Farm Bill 2012: A Political Responsibility of the Food Movement

Last week, the United States Senate passed its version of the farm bill – so why should you care? Beyond the fact that this massive piece of legislation costs the US an average $97 billion a year, the bill also determines the composition of our school lunches, food stamp programs, forestry and conservation programs, farm […]

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The Little Girl That Started a Food Revolution – Never Seconds

| June 18, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Little Girl That Started a Food Revolution – Never Seconds

For those of you not familiar with Martha, she is a nine-year old girl in Scotland who started up a terrific little blog about her school lunches six weeks ago. Her goal was to help improve the health-o-meter of school lunches in her area and also raise £2,000 (about $3,200) for a charity that helps young school-children in poor countries have better access to food.

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The Farmer Veteran Project: Vittles

| June 14, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Farmer Veteran Project: Vittles

We’ve previously written about Vittles, a NC-based organization that tells food stories through films. Their newest project, The Farmer Veteran Project, is their first feature-length documentary. Check out the video and the event in North Carolina Vittles is holding for the film (at one of my favorite Durham restaurants). A particularly poignant line that this […]

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Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili

| May 24, 2012 | 12 Comments
Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili

A couple weeks ago, I watched, like many others, the HBO documentary on The Weight of the Nation. While there wasn’t anything particularly new in the documentaries, they did a solid job sounding the alarm about the extremely horrific path we are heading on in terms of obesity and health (i.e., half of Americans are […]

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Food Revolution Day! Do a Little Bit Today

| May 19, 2012 | 10 Comments
Food Revolution Day! Do a Little Bit Today

As you may have seen on our Twitter and Facebook, today is Food Revolution Day. Started by Jamie Oliver, he urges people to do their little bit to stand up for real food and bring food education to children. He’s got over 600 cities in over 50 countries pledged to do something today, and you […]

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Selling Less

| May 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
Selling Less

I’m befuddled by a nagging question, so I put the conundrum to you: how do you sell less and survive? That is, how does one market the philosophy of “less.” Or, can small stay small without being subsumed by something bigger? Can the corner store compete with the big box? In my time away from […]

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Open Sourcing Food: Berenbaum’s Speaks

| May 16, 2012 | 5 Comments
Open Sourcing Food: Berenbaum’s Speaks

For those of you were able to join us at our wonderful Bull City Food Exchange on May 6, you met Ari Berenbaum and his great team of Berenbaum’s. This creative enterprise is founded on an Open Source concept – folks pay what they think these amazing treats are worth (Ari’s pastry is ridiculously…perfect) – […]

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Earth Day: World Loves Science

| April 22, 2012 | 13 Comments
Earth Day: World Loves Science

Happy Earth Day! On Friday, I had the most unique opportunity to be in a parade to celebrate the grand opening of the magnificent Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. A 24-hour party, the rich diversity of North Carolina was on full display as people representing different nations behind the […]

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Earth Day: Speak for the Trees, Go Play, & Baked Brie with Candied Pecans and Cranberries

| April 19, 2012 | 9 Comments
Earth Day: Speak for the Trees, Go Play, & Baked Brie with Candied Pecans and Cranberries

Dr. Seuss cuts to the chase of what’s at stake, as he does in the Lorax, which has become even more popular with the movie. I have a soft spot for Dr. Seuss (go Big Green!). Like his gabillion and one fans, I never cease to be amazed by his ability to strike at the […]

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