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Texas Wild Boars & The Ethics Of Eating Invasive Species

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Most farmers in TX want to kill all feral pigs. We've heard from vegetarian vegetable farmers who use trapping to save their crops.

Killing & Eating Texas's Wild Boar 'Problem'

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

In Texas, feral pigs are not looked fondly upon. There are millions, they breed rapidly and they cause a lot of damage to property. The answer in Texa...

Are Gulf Shrimp Sustainable?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we went shrimping with a Vietnamese fisherman who was struggling with the economics of shrimp. To augment that story, here is a sho...

WATCH: Hand Grabbin', AKA Catfish Noodling

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Mississippi: A beautiful state to drive across, where tamales are popular/traditional, and where sticking your hand in a giant catfish's mouth is a re...

Are Small Family Farms As Important As Eating Locally?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week I posted my latest video about the organic mushroom farmers from Sweden Creek. Carol Ann, one of the co-owners of the farm had som...

Is Too Much 'Local' Harmful?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

I found Curly and Carole Anne the same way I find a lot of the stories for The Perennial Plate, searching the internet. When I stumbled upon banjo p...

Vegetable Recipes To Avoid The Heat

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

In summertime we see local vegetables everywhere: at the grocery store, in the back garden, farmer's market or in a CSA (Community Supported Agricultu...

What's So Great About Grass-Fed Beef?

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

When thinking of topics to cover next, I realized that I hadn't done anything on grass-fed beef. This method of rearing animals is one of the corners...

Green Growth: Buzz Word or a New Sustainable Economy?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

A new study on green growth by researchers at UC Berkeley concludes that that green growth is possible. In fact, evidence show that green strategies can drive growth.

Why is our Food Making us Fat?

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Nicolette Hahn Niman

With diet related problems like obesity and type II diabetes reaching dangerous levels, public officials finally seem poised to take action on what has grown into a crisis.

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

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Why Muhammad Yunus and the Women of Grameen Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If we are going to see true evolution and true civil society, we must begin with supporting the most disadvantaged in helping themselves. They know what they need.

Making Maple Syrup: Where Your Favorite Pancake Accompaniment Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

While you and I are praying for warmer weather, there are a select few that are hoping for the opposite. Those Vermonters, Canadians and Minnesotans ...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Farming Bison To Bring Back A True American Breed

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Right now, it's good to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat, prices have doubled, and there's a lot more interest in the food community, something attributable to the changing American diet.

Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.

Sustainable, Recyclable, Durable: Purses and Bags Made from Movie Film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Cara Price

Julie Lewis was a stay-at-home mom with an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Masters in Nutrition and Biochemistry in 1991 when she came up with a...

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.

NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

Ecologists have begun to do their field studies closer to home. In the process, they have discovered that nature survives, and even thrives, in the city limits.

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 2)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

Good morning and welcome to day 2 of Edible Institute 2011. I'm you're host, Kurt Michael Friese, publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley. You are inv...

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 1)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

Hello from sunny Santa Barbara, CA and the 2011 edition of Edible Institute at the Hotel Mar Monte. Today and tomorrow I'll be liveblogging the going...

The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

Maui County Council again challenged the largest wildlife exporter in Hawaii Friday, with a new law requiring humane treatment of reef fish captured for the aquarium trade.

Taking Walmart's PR Blitz With A Grain Of Salt

Anna Lappé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Anna Lappé

Making a big PR splash about improving the health qualities of its food is a smart tactic to deflect attention from the real impact of Walmart on the quality of life for Americans.

A Billion Acts of Green

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cliff Schecter

Just for doing what most readers of this blog likely already do in their own lives, pledging to perform an "Act of Green," you can win a Smart Car.