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Honey by the People is a small-scale beekeeping operation in Hood River, Oregon. What began as an extension of my garden has grown into my passion project.
Crashing bee populations garner much-needed national focus, icky food gets recalled (boo for salmonella!), and ag-gag enthusiasts brace for battle with a whole new (pro-transparency, anti-foolishness) dragon. What other shenanigans transpired this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! Here’s the scoop.
June 16-22 is National Pollinator Week, and what better way to celebrate than by inviting pollinators to your own backyard?
Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric’s new documentary cheeses off the food industry’s obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!
Bee expert Dave Hunter did an open Q&A on colony collapse disorder and shared some eye-opening insights.
GMOs in the news this week disrupt trade with China, while Americans clamor for labeling of genetically modified foods. Does food taste better when it’s organic? What if you only THINK it’s organic? Can you afford to eat food that won’t kill you? Can fast food workers afford to eat food at all? Could you be allergic to meat? Read on for these answers and more, from the week’s top food news!
Pest control delivered by bees may seem like a strange idea, but test studies have shown remarkable promise.
The EPA has introduced new pesticide labeling rules in order to protect bees and other pollinators. The new labels will prohibit use of some pesticides when bees are present.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) threatens the future of our food supply, and a new film looks to raise public awareness about CCD, what’s causing it, and what we can do to stop it.
Even if you don’t eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what’s killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.
Inspired by bees’ collective sharing of knowledge, a new site on the horizon deserves support and enthusiasm from ecovores of every stripe. Vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or ethical omnivore: if you value health, bees, sustainability, and ethical food: the HoneyColony project needs you! HoneyColony is in the early stages of development, but promises to be a great resource for social networking, recipes, advice, product reviews, health information, and ethically sourced food and fair-trade products.
When I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about an exciting new trend (wineries with electric car charging stations) and a disturbing natural disaster: Colony Collapse Disorder. CCD is a phenomena that has been written about on EatDrinkBetter before but was news to me. In 2006 beekeepers started noticing that […]