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Grass-fed Beef and Climate Change

by: Heather on 02/19/2009
Posted in: Food

It's widely recognized that North America's animal protein intake is responsible for an extremely significant portion of our greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, many deeply committed environmentalists still include meat (specifically beef, which is easily the worst offender) on the menu. What's up with this seeming inconsistency?

Generally, the …

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Personal Food Security

by: Heather on 01/27/2009
Posted in: Food

I've been thinking a lot about food security lately, and I know that I'm not alone.

Food security is a very personal thing - what works for one family won't necessarily work for another. For example, you can store all the preserved horseradish-flavoured strawberries you like, but if no-one in your family actually likes horseradish-flavoured …

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Chew the Right Thing

by: Heather on 07/11/2008
Posted in: Food

We're back! (Briefly.)

Unfortunately I haven't got a lot of time to blog today, but here's an amazing column from The Ethicurean on the impact of your food miles as compared to the impact of your food choices. It makes for fascinating reading. Check it out!

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Eat Well and Save the World

by: Heather on 06/12/2008
Posted in: Food

Mark Bittman is the food columnist for New York Times and the author of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, which is the cookbook which currently gets the most food stains on it in my kitchen - a testament to how incredibly useful it is. Although Mr. Bittman is not actually a vegetarian, he has an excellent grasp of how meat consumption, peak oil …

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