January 12, 2009

box of food links


(photo of the excellent book fatal harvest, from the chapter where they talk about CSAs)

i find myself getting more and more into food/farm books/issues. here are some good links i've come across lately:

civil eats "promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities." (i also love their logo.
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local harvest is a great place to find sustainable farms and CSAs near you.

organic consumers association is a politically-focused site that posts great articles (from various sources). their millions against monsanto page is super informative and important. you can watch the documentary, the world according to monsanto here. i have only watched part of it, but that part was chilling and infuriating.

and finally, some action! if you are interested in getting america to move toward a more sustainable agriculture, you can sign a petition to get some good folks in beneath the agriculture secretary: food democracy now's sustainable dozen.

(cross-posted on mecozy)

5 comments:

Pecos Blue said...

I will check them out.

Melissa said...

Barbara Kingsolver's book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is a really fun read and is great about gaining some knowledge about eating more locally and sustainable. Same with Gary Paul Nabhan's book "Coming Home to Eat". I have lots of links to other food issue pages on my blog you might want to check out!

http://melissasorganickitchen.blogspot.com

shash said...

thanks for your comments.
i will check out your blog melissa. i actually reviewed animal, veg, miracle here a while back. it is great. also loved plenty and of course the omnivore's dilemma. stolen harvest is a huge and great book i borrowed from the library. haven't read the whole thing yet though. the come to the table slow food nation book on california farms is great, esp. for californians...
cheers!

lisa s said...

great links shash - thanks for posting them!

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