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Darrin Nordahl

Burdock: Curse the Burrs, Love the Roots

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 02.17.2013 | Taste
Darrin Nordahl

"What's for dinner?" my dad asks, as he walks in the door. I point to my prized find on the kitchen counter: a half-dozen brown, hairy roots from Berkeley's venerated Monterey Market.

Soda Tax or Free Fruits and Veggies?

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Darrin Nordahl

For all its good intention, the soda tax will undoubtedly ignite a bitter debate. Why not try a more palatable policy, such as swapping out azaleas and petunias for apples and peas?

The Fate of Our Children: Live Sicker, Die Younger

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Darrin Nordahl

How's this for a chilling forecast: the prevalence of diabetes in America will double in the next two-and-a-half decades.

Tackling Hunger by Transforming Food Deserts Into Food Oases

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Darrin Nordahl

A unique brand of urban agriculture--what can more descriptively be termed "municipal agriculture" -- is promising to restore individual and community health, to the benefit of our cities, and to the benefit of our nation.

When Apples No Longer Grow On Trees, Obesity Not The Only Nightmare For America

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darrin Nordahl

"The cafeteria is actually one of the most important classrooms in the entire school," Michelle Obama said to applause during a speech to The School N...