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Food and Faith

Choices

The little time keeper in the upper right corner of my computer screen tells me that I have about 3 more minutes before my voting station, just down the street at the local grade school, opens up. I’m on West…

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Youth gardening!

African Food Basket Founder Anan Lololi. Photo by R. Jeanette Martin This is a great story from Now Toronto with audio clips of youth participants at the bottom of the column. “For 300 years we were on plantations, so there…

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Meat-Guzzler

Does your mouth water when you look at the scene on the left? “Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler” (below) provides much food for thought (gristle for the noggin?). Seems we clearly need to take another look at meat. Click on the charts…

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Monsanto can’t keep a good farmer down

For me and people around the world, the Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser became a hero when he stood up to Monsanto. After the company’s genetically engineered (GE) seeds blew onto Schmeiser’s canola farm and contaminated his fields, the multinational sued…

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Making Bacon

This is my first effort at making my own bacon. It is fresh from about two hours in the oven after spending seven days in a salt/sugar/pink salt dry brine in my refrigerator. It already tastes very good. (It’s not…

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Are You a Gardener?

While I was squatted down near the floor, reading the organic (but of course) seed packets at the bottom of the rack (mmm, Black Plum Past Tomato – Russian variety that produces elongated, deep-mahogany to bronze fruit with a rich complex flavor that is concentrated when cooked down and also delicious for fresh eating, pretty much everything I want in a tomato…) when a woman suddenly walked up to me and asked with excitement in her voice, “You’re a gardener, right?” as if I were a rock star or an author or something cool like that.

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Michael Pollan does Louisville

Michael Pollan was here last week in Louisville promoting his new book, “In Defense of Food” to a sell-out audience in the Kentucky Center. Food is hot! You can catch much of what he covered in this interview on CBC…

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GMO smorgasbord

Most of us are in blissful denial about the genetically altered “foodstuffs” we put into our mouths in the United States, but the absurdity of the situation is too much for me to contain myself. NOTE: If you are enjoying…

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Food, Faith & Groundhogs

If you don’t like the weather in ____________, just wait a minute. I’ve lived in four different states that each claimed this folksy quip as their own pronouncement of the unpredictability of their weather. Each attributed this to a favorite…

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