Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana’s Organic “Lentil Underground”

By Katherine Seligman Here in Northern California, the heart of the organic food movement, lentils are often taken for granted—a lowly shelf staple lacking the cult status of coffee, wine or artisan chocolate. But there is much to learn from these humble legumes, insists Liz Carlisle, a former country music singer and Harvard grad who is … Continue reading Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana’s Organic “Lentil Underground”

A message of hope

Last year, the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) officially declared that 2015 would be celebrated as the International Year of the Soil, citing the threat to one of the key ingredients to the planet's food and farming systems posed by "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use, pollution, overgrazing and climate change." Though many … Continue reading A message of hope

Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start

Posted by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program, on December 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Like other organic products, seeds used in organic agriculture cannot be genetically engineered or be treated with prohibited substances. This is the twenty-second installment of the Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic … Continue reading Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start

Mind your food: Do you know where your dinner comes from?

Food justice activist Mwanajuma Extavour speaks with Fatimah Jackson-Best about why it’s important to know the source of your food. (Image: Photl)“To know your food is to know yourself. After the Almighty, what is more important to life than food?” Mwanajuma Extavour expresses these sentiments to me as we sit down to... Read more: http://www.aquila-style.com/lifestyle/food-health/mind-your-food/90042/

Kvale leads successful harvest at U of M Morris

Submitted by Jenna Ray University of Minnesota Morris editor/writer University of Minnesota, Morris students gathered more than 654 pounds of produce from the campus vegetable garden this harvest season at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center. Led by Garden to Dining Services liaison Peter Kvale of Duluth, the harvest represents another … Continue reading Kvale leads successful harvest at U of M Morris