For those of you passionate about organic farming, the Rodale Institute is a mecca to the devout! J.I. Rodale was one of the pioneers of the "organic" (a term that he is credited for popularizing) movement that preaches focusing on soil health and nature for producing the highest quality and most nutritious food for a health life. He founded Organic Farming and Gardening magazine over 60 years ago, which was the jumping off point for the creation of the Institute. I had a chance to tour the farm while in the US, visiting my parents in Pennsylvania. I find it funny that after spending many years living there when I was in high school, I never knew it existed. I had to move to Bulgaria to learn to appreciate what was essentially in my backyard. Hindsight....
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Dan Barber give a TED talk on fois gras and sustainable aquaculture, I hoped that one day I would have an idea that was worth sharing and be able to talk about it for 18 minutes. When I heard that the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) was casting for their own TEDxAUBG I had an idea, something that had been gnawing at me for a few months... Why the media and public perception of farmers and agriculture needs to change for Bulgaria's future.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Michael Pollan's new book Cooked. For those of you unfamiliar with him, he is the author of The Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food. His works contributed to the film Food Inc. Pollan is a renowned food journalist, who has dedicated his career to educating us on the politics of food and Food Rules (another fantastic title) for consuming a healthy diet. His new book Cooked takes a turn away from the nitty gritty of agriculture in the US and the processed food industry to focus on the action that contributes to our humanity, the cooking of food.
Monday, April 8, 2013
I am not really into birthdays or anniversaries. I like to keep things simple. So, in honor of my 100th post, I have added a new element...
After a long pause, I am back partying with the International Incident Party (IIP) crew with Penny of Jeroxie at the helm. This month w...
Ever since I had the opportunity to see Dan Barber give a TED talk on fois gras and sustainable aquaculture , I hoped that one day I woul...
I find that with our agricultural projects, we need to prioritize, as there are only so many hours in the day and hands on deck, so certai...
I have to say that I love the concept of the International Incident Party, which was conceptualized by Jeroxie: Addictive and Consuming...