Lots of great stuff on deck for your weekend reading, but first!
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds just announced a super suprise concert on August 20th at the Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion. This special concert will give fans a unique opportunity to help create a better world, by directing the full value of their ticket purchase to the charity of their choice through JustGive.org. There are so many amazing nonprofits in our neck of the woods, that really, no one can lose here. Of course, we do hope you’ll chose Local Food Hub as your nonprofit! Your support keeps our truck on the road, and gets more fresh, local food in school lunches, hospital cafeterias, and local stores throughout the Charlottesville region. Tickets on sale August 5th.
Now, onward for the links:
- Mark Bittman puts forward a solid piece advocating a new tax policy to cure the American diet woes: how about taxing junk food and subsidizing vegetables and other healthy foods? Even if you think “No way,” it’s worth a read.
- Poll: Majority of Consumers Prefer Organic Foods. Well, whattaya know?
- This year’s dead zone in the Chesapeake is on track to be the largest ever. What’s to blame? Lots of rain…and lots of chickens. Get more in Tom Philpott’s latest screed: Your Chicken Nuggets Are Killing Your Crab Cakes.
- Permaculture goes mainstream — in the New York Times, no less!
- The Atlantic goes inside Polyface Farm, mecca of sustainable agriculture.
- Ever wondered about the history of the watermelon?
- That’s not trash...that’s dinner!
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