December 1, 2006

Michael Pollan and our dysfunctional food systems

Drawing of corn
Eat Local Challenge posted a great summary of author Michael Pollan's (The Omnivore's Dilemma) talk at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis.

An excerpt:
Did you know you are 10 times more likely to have a conversation at a farmers' market than you are at a grocery store? Or that Americans get 80% of their diet from 4 or 5 plants? By the way, if you guess that two of them are corn and soy, you're right.


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November 27, 2006

"The Fabulous Girls' Guide to Eating Local"

Having a little bit of fun with the eat local challenge: Pim from Chez Pim gives readers the scoop on the other products: the hot farmer men! A good laugh, of course. Take a look.