What a week it’s been, friends! Let’s hope for the best this weekend. Stay safe, stay calm, whip up some no-electricity-required meals, and check out these links for your Friday food reading.
- Was anyone else outraged by Nina Federoff’s piece in the New York Times hawking GMOs? If so, you’ll enjoy this great rebuttal by Anna Lappe.
- A brilliant op-ed in the Baltimore Sun suggest that we can feed the world’s hungry — and local consumers — by improving the efficiency of harvesting, shipping and selling food.
- Are Paula Deen and her deep fried butter bombs part of the obesity problem…or could she be part of the solution? Jane Black thinks the latter.
- Tom Laskawy at Grist ponders the latest jump in farmers markets (and suggests some investment in distribution systems) — and then decides, guess what? We need more veggie eaters, too!
- Ever wondered just how big of a backyard you need to live off the land? Check out this neat infographic.
- What a great conference just announced by the crew at Slow Money. Who’s going? And who wants to take me with them?!
- Farm Hack! Check out how the Coolbot works.
- Wendell Berry is speaking at the American Draft Animal Days festival-thingy in Lexington on September 1oth. Tickets are only $10…
Also: UVA! Come see us at O’Hill on Monday evening to kick-off Meat-Free Mondays.
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