Our Blog | September 2012

What’s the Matter with Meat?

by: Catherine J. on 09/20/2012
Posted in: Food

Nothing is wrong with meat—if eaten in moderation. So declares Eleanor Boyle in High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat. Boyle gives evidence that the abundance of meat produced by factory farming is a hefty contributor to the high environmental stakes we're facing, and shows how lessening our meat consumption will benefit not only our bodies …

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Pink Popcorn Anyone

by: Catherine J. on 09/17/2012
Posted in: Food

When we think of corn, most of us think of succulent sweet corn or, conversely, harsh woody feed corn purchased by mistake. But there is also baby corn, ornamental corn, roasting corn, old-fashioned pipe corn actually used for making pipes, and grain corn which is further divided into flint corn, dent corn, flour corn, and popcorn.

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Life Rules. We Don’t.

by: Catherine J. on 09/10/2012
Posted in: New Books

In Life Rules: Nature’s Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse, environmentalist and journalist Ellen LaConte uses AIDS as a metaphor for the corporate capitalism that is ravaging the Earth, and analyzes the symptoms we face as a result, from economic collapse, to environmental degradation, to climate change, to the end of …

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Store Your Corn on the Ear in a Warm, Dry, Smokey Area!

by: EJ on 09/04/2012
Posted in: New Books

When I harvested the two ears of corn I had managed to grow in my garden, I was extremely pleased that Anthony Boutard's Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate is now off press. Beautiful Corn walks you through every aspect of growing corn from the unique plant’s contribution to our culture, its distinctive biology to the …

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