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Monthly Archives: January 2009
No sooner do I post the entry on meat than it’s all around me, practically slapping me (as it were) in the face. Merna had kindly sent me this interesting review of Mark Bittman’s book Food Matters: A Guide to … Continue reading
This course, about defending yourself from bear and cougar attacks, offers a whole new vision of locavore. Our local continuing studies calendars are full of courses about sustainability, organic gardening, permaculture, vegetarianism and food issues: all very heartening. There’s an … Continue reading
I’ve just finished reading a book I started ages ago, The Way We Eat: Why our food choices matter, Peter Singer/Jim Mason. Now I’m cogitating about protein consumption, meat sources and humanitarian practices around meat production. And I listened again … Continue reading
Have received a couple of notices now about the Google Book settlement. Anyone who owns a US copyright interest in a book that might be included in Google’s mass digitization enterprise (apparently this is any US author (or heirs) and … Continue reading
In the wave of optimism surrounding Obamarama, it is sad to discover that he’s not as smart about food as one might hope. His appointment of pro-GM, pro-biofuel former Iowa (the corn state) governor Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture … Continue reading