Postcard From Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food Is Illegal, By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume

Postcard From Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food Is Illegal, By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume

Contrary to popular imagery, it is not lawn watering, car washing, and long showers that are depleting aquifers and draining rivers. As Derrick Jensen points out, 90% of the freshwater in the U.S. is used by Industry, including industrial agriculture, with the remaining 10% being split evenly between municipal users (such as people in homes) and golf courses.  Here in Eastern Oregon it’s a small constituency — the ranchers — sucking up most of the moisture, and whining about it to boot.  There’s your real scam.

Food Deserts And Public Health

Food Deserts And Public Health

In today’s post by Charlotte Kellogg, she explores the public health threats caused by inner-city food deserts as well as the new and innovative approaches to solving this problem. In communities that lack access to healthy food choices and fresh produce, the job of a public health advocate is often to combat and treat the afflictions that accompany food deserts, namely obesity and diabetes. Here, Madison expands on Mark Bittman’s suggestions for promoting fresh food in inner-city food deserts, as reported in a Carolyn Baker post, arguing that simple changes and plans can make significant differences.

The Industrial Food System Depends To Its Peril On Cheap Oil

The Industrial Food System Depends To Its Peril On Cheap Oil

With a gallon of gasoline in America now averaging almost $4.00, the topic of oil dependence is timely. Cheap oil and other fossil fuels have helped create the modern American economy, and to a lesser extent, the economies of other industrialized cultures around the world. Big industry totally depends on them. Naturally, this includes the food industry.

20 Reasons You Need To Prepare And Store Food

20 Reasons You Need To Prepare And Store Food

There have been persistent rumors of shortages at some of the biggest suppliers of emergency food in the United States. Mountain House the largest supplier of freeze dried and dehydrated food in the United States is not accepting orders for the next couple of months.

Boulder Prepares For Hard Times Ahead With “Food Localization,” By Bob Wells

Boulder Prepares For Hard Times Ahead With “Food Localization,” By Bob Wells

Like so many chirping miner’s canaries, about 400 people met last weekend in a Boulder church and hotel to talk about what might perhaps best be called “collapse preparedness.” The occasion was a conference called “Our Local Economy in Transition: Exploring Food Localization as Economic Development,” organized by Transition Colorado, the local arm of the “Transition Towns” movement.

Food Crisis Coming, By Christopher Wager

Food Crisis Coming, By Christopher Wager

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Food could soon hold a greater value than gold to many people of the world with rising prices, civil unrest and food products such as corn being converted into fuel. Americans could come to understand what other countries such as Egypt already know....