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#Bookaday - Victory for the Victory Garden (and what it could mean for food security today)

by: Sara on 05/24/2012
Posted in: Food

Today's winner of a copy of The Resilience Imperative in our Win a #BookaDay for the Month of May is Jane K

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Guest Post - Mallory McDuff - Winning the Real Life Version of "The Hunger Games"

by: EJ on 03/26/2012
Posted in: Food

In Mallory McDuff's recently released book, Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth's Climate, stories from across North America explain how honoring the Creator means protecting the planet.  In this article originally published in The Citizen TimesMallory draws a comparison between "The Hunger Games" movie which was filmed in …

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Missing Your Fresh, Leafy Greens? Get Sprouting!

by: Heather on 02/02/2012
Posted in: Food

It's a damp, dreary, chilly, day on the West Coast. It seems like eons since the last lovely, fresh garden salad, and I haven't even started ordering my seeds for spring planting yet. Far from growing, everywhere I look things are in a state of advanced, soggy decay. I don't know about anyone else, but I could sure use some sunshine in my life …

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Exploding Watermelons, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Grow my Own

by: Heather on 05/19/2011
Posted in: Food

Like many of us, I have occasionally been guilty of buying the occasional box of Chinese Mandarins or  off-season package of snow peas. I steadfastly ignore my inner voice - you know the one that berates you for all the excessive food miles and says "it's from China - you don't really believe that organic label, do you"? After all, the kids love …

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Soy Storm: Hexane in Processed Veggie Burgers?

by: Heather on 04/16/2010
Posted in: Food

A storm of controversy has erupted over a Mother Jones article referencing a Cornucopia study exposing the use of a potentially dangerous toxin used in manufacturing many soy foods, including veggie burgers.

From the report:

Hexane is strictly prohibited in organic food processing, but is used to make "natural" soy foods and even some that are …

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