I love benevolent crazy people, people who just do things because they have to. Sometimes they make sense (Dickson Despommier and vertical farming). Sometimes they make no sense at all (making a farm and raising livestock in urban Oakland, which is what Novella Carpenter did—totally crazy, and she wrote a fabulous book about it called Farm City). I know benevolent insanity the moment I hear it and I heard it the moment I heard Prescott Frost’s voice: “Every acre I can change from corn to grass, the better. It’s the only way we’re going to change this train wreck that we have now,” he told me by phone last week. He was calm and direct. “My mission is to change agriculture, to rip up the corn and put it to pasture.” Easier said than done, of Read On »
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By supporting local farmers for meat you maybe ignoring & perpetuating the existence of factory farms, learn the term “conscientious carnivorism”, via the Atlantic.
A study shows that there many restaurants and stores who mislabel fish. Learn what fish are most commonly swapped, such as wild salmon, grouper, and red snapper, via Huffington Post.
Seasonal high end specialties are under attack in France. A recent murder, growing thefts, and disease threaten oysters and truffles, via Independent UK.