Friday, April 19, 2013

Reading this week

Cook Your Own Food. Eat What You Want. Think For Yourself. (Michael Ruhlman)
If you read no other article I recommend this week, read this one. It's a great manifesto and one I agree with wholeheartedly.

Ball Heritage Collection jars
As we're gearing up for canning season, I can't help but drool over these beautiful blue vintage jars. (Never mind the fact that I have mason jars coming out my ears.)

7 Things You Need to Know About GMOs (Rodale)
A write-up of take-away messages from a film called GMO OMG that debuts at the Yale Environmental Film Festival. (Includes a trailer for the film. I am a documentary nerd and cannot wait for this film to be released to a wider audience.)

Calamity for Our Most Beneficent Insect (NY Times)
An editorial from the NY Times in support of bees

A Constitutional Argument Against the So-Called "Monsanto Protection Act" (
Fantastically reasoned argument (by a lawyer, no less) about the legality and constitutionality of the "Monsanto Protection Act"

Hunger, Obesity and Nutrition; Observations from the Field in Pittsburgh (Center for American Progress)
Interesting article about food deserts right here in Pittsburgh and the challenges faced by these communities; also includes information on great projects that are locally trying to solve this issue, including Just Harvest getting city farmers markets to take EBT cards, edible gardens, and buying clubs.

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