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Obamas to have White House Garden PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 March 2009 08:54

The new garden will not only be used for growing organic food but as a teaching vehicle for children who Michelle Obama hopes will convey what they learn to their families. You can see a diagram of the garden (which will be visible to passers-by on E street) The article reported the total cost of the garden was $200. The whole Obama family will help in the upkeep of the garden. Here is the link:
Garden

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2009 09:06
 
The World's Healthiest Foods PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 March 2009 16:34

I feel compelled to mention this site as more than just a link. There are extensive sections on allergy/asthma food related problems and advice on how to go about eliminating problem foods. Some problems are caused for people by the foods themselves ie. wheat, eggs, soy, etc. but some are harder to detect - salicylates and amines that occur naturally in foods like tomatoes, mushrooms, chocolate and avacodos - foods that are usually good for most people. Then, of course, there are the usual culprits of additives like sulfites, msg, carageenan, etc.

All in all, this is one of the best sites I've seen with documenting various problems and diseases and the foods that will either help them or make them worse. Visit the site at World's Healthiest Foods. "The George Mateljan Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests, is a new force for change to help make a healthier you and a healthier world." Part of the reason I started my urban garden and My City Garden.Net was to grow some foods like greens, herbs, tomatoes, and some fruits in an urban environment and have them be fresh and abolutely free of chemicals, etc.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2009 16:59
 
Improving our national food policies. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:10

The article in the link below reports on how chefs at restaurants would like more emphasis and support for locally grown, small farm produced nutritious food. Though the mega food production companies still command huge subsidies from the government, there is a movement afoot to give more help to smaller farms and agricultural businesses. Here is a quote from the article of January 24, 2009 that appeared on Yahoo News. "Many high-end chefs like Barber believe that most food in the United States is over-processed, over-subsidized and grown with no regard to the environment, making it harder for small farms to make a profit selling more natural, nutritious food."

You can find the full article here:
Chefs on Food in the US

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:18
 
California's Energy Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:19
Watch the PBS NOVA program, "The Big Energy Gamble", that appeared on Channel 13 last night. Very appropriate considering the new Administration's interest in promoting green jobs and alternative energy. Here is the link to The Big Energy Gamble.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:25
 
Frontlines of the Food Fight PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 November 2008 09:27
NATIONAL FOOD FIGHT - This was on PBS this past Friday. It's worth watching. Mr.Pollan wrote the book "In Defense of Food" "Omnivores Dilemma". He and Bill Moyers talked about the government and its role in agriculture, sustainability, local growing and how our energy use, our health and even security is affected by our agricultural system. Moyers had a short film about a community garden in East NY and its impact on the community. I believe this show is repeated but couldn't find the repeat date, so go here to see National Food Fight - Find the Food Fight. It's worth watching.
Here's a quote from Mr. Pollan: “Vote with your fork, for a different kind of food. Go to the farmer's market. Get out of the supermarket… Plant a garden…. Declare your independence from the culture of fast food.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2008 09:44
 
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