Browsing the "sustainable" Tag

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Small-scale Farming in Wales

Last week, I went on a trip to Northern Wales and stayed on a small farm. Although I knew the ultimate fates of the animals there, I have to say, as far as farm animals go, they had a pretty good life, so I wondered, why isn’t it like this everywhere?

August 26th

EcoFarm Tour 2011: Windmill Cabbages and Seas of Kale

One of the most engaging people that I met during last week’s EcoFarm tour was Ronald Donkervoort, the proprietor of Windmill Farm in Moss Landing. He leases his farmland, a small organic production that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. I have never seen such beautiful and healthy looking produce growing in the field. Walking through the […]

February 2nd

EcoFarm Conference 2011: Farmers, Food and Our Future

 This week I have had the good fortune to attend the 31st annual EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California. On Wednesday we went on a tour of local organic farms, and I have been to a handful of lectures and seminars. Already my head is swimming with information about beneficial nematodes, the rights of farm […]

January 28th

Processed vegetarian foods: No more eco-friendly than meat

I’ve known many vegetarians and vegans that subsist on processed foods. Giving up meat doesn’t necessarily make it easier to avoid the pitfalls of the Western diet, after all. Frozen veggie burgers, “chicken-less” nuggets, soy cheese, and seitan sausages often seem more convenient than cooking a meal of plants, grains, and beans. But given that […]

July 26th

Top 5 Recipes for Farm-fresh Eggs

[social_buttons] Besides being happier birds, pasture-raised chickens produce eggs that are more nutrient-dense than their industrial counterparts. Their yolks are intensely orange (from the caratenoids found in green grass) and they have stronger structural integrity than the eggs you can buy at the supermarket. Plus, an egg from a grass-fed chicken tastes a whole lot […]

May 11th