Thursday, February 3, 2011

Food Revolution

I want to share a couple of food related items with you today, because they dovetail nicely with our On Our Minds programming - and because I just really love food. I especially love healthy, sustainable, planet-friendly foods and food production.

The first item is an essay published in the NY Times a couple of days ago, A Food Manifesto for the Future , by Mark Bittman. The essay contains ideas so sensible, it's a frightening testament to the sickness of our food culture that they aren't already in place. For instance: "Mandate truth in labeling. Nearly everything labeled “healthy” or “natural” is not. It’s probably too much to ask that “vitamin water” be called “sugar water with vitamins,” but that’s precisely what real truth in labeling would mean." See what I mean?

The second item is this super short documentary about Masanobu Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution, which is one of the titles we will be raffling off this semester.

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