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I travel to a place in Italy that rests for the most part in the Mediterranean culinary corner. Wine and fine aged vinegars run through it. I go forth to venture if the fat and the oil and the sun at that latitude are worthy of the claims being made.
There is a culinary line that dissects the midriff of the Europe continent. It straddles the line of abundant pastas and pestos, parmesan and prosciutto with cold ham, eggs and Riesling.
I go forth to venture if the fat and the oil and the sun at that latitude are worthy of the claims being made.
As a follow up to my interview with Chuck Benbrook, I was astounded to see the verdict come through on the case of Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The jury awarded them an astonishing $2 billion in damages for their exposure to the herbicide glyphosate and their subsequent fight with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Chuck testified in the case […]
"It’s important for the organic community to do everything realistically possible to reassure consumers that organic food and farming delivers on the promised reduction of pesticide exposure and risks."
It’s that time of year again – the sap is flowing – flowers are budding, and cover crops are getting turned into rich organic loam. It’s spring – the time when the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) convenes for its biannual public meeting. These meetings are important to everyone involved in the organic industry, and […]
After the demise of the USDA mandatory research and promotion check-off attempt, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Organic Voices (OV) decided to take matters into their own hands. They resolved to move forward with a check-off-like voluntary program called “GRO Organic” which stands for Generate Results and Opportunity. OTA and OV along with over […]
The demise of a mandatory organic research and promotion check-off program at the hands of the USDA came with great disappointment. It also kindled a fiery commitment to the idea that something must be done. Leading companies and individuals weren’t ready to give up the idea that collectively the organic industry could raise funds for […]
Google Peace Schnitzel It comes right up on the first page. Not on the second where it is said that dead bodies are buried. I was forever young and hopeful when I wrote it. Passionate about food and peace, and of course, schnitzels. So, I penned a piece for HuffPost called Peace Schnitzel. It’s there […]
California has always been at the forefront of change in the food movement. It’s the state that first passed organic regulations in 1990 and birthed the first certifier, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). The first Farm-to-School projects also sprang forth in the Golden State in 1997, at Santa Monica-Malibu United School District and The Edible […]