I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk. The generous fig tree just finished, two young apple trees and a pomegranate are full of bounty, and the kumquat and persimmon are ripening. As much as I love the simple act of orcharding, I’m also sharing a … [Read more...] about A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
Tucson is a foodie town. But rather than artisan breads and local avocados drawing crowds of tourists, it’s the relationship between diverse plants and people that earned it the distinction of being the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States in 2015. … [Read more...] about How Tucson preserves its native food heritage
Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. But what is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl of rice produce more climate-warming greenhouse gases than a plate of chips? … [Read more...] about Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint
The news of a "bleeding" burger with zero meat hitting supermarket shelves in the UK last month was divisive. Passionate carnivores cried out that they wanted real meat, while some vegans and vegetarians complained that veggie alternatives shouldn't have to dress up as meat. … [Read more...] about How far will you go to reduce your beef intake?
To consume a healthy diet, you need to chow down on lots of fruit and vegetables. But stocking a supermarket with produce often involves shipping it long distances, which leaves a big carbon footprint—hardy eco-friendly. … [Read more...] about How to eat vegetables this winter without increasing your carbon footprint