By Rady Ananda
Need a last minute gift for your beloved locavore? Several books would make excellent holiday gifts, so this review covers a few of them on the environment, as it relates to local food sovereignty, food security and palate delight. There’s even one for kids, which starts the set:
Avatars of Gaia: Escape from Hazard Hollow
Professor Heart (self-published: 2009, 210 pp.)
Charlotte Purin of Los Angeles decided one of the best ways to save Mother Earth is to get kids involved. So she wrote Avatars of Gaia: Escape from Hazard Hollow for preteens. The tale educates as it entertains, integrating the concepts of sustainability, healthy-eating, and environmental consciousness into a fantasy adventure story.
Posted in CSA, Environment, Films & Books, Gardening, Genetically Engineered Food, Health Foods, Sustainable Practices
Tagged Agroecology, Avatars of Gaia: Escape from Hazard Hollow, Charlotte Purin, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots along the Pepper Trail, Ellen LaConte, Kriese Kraft Naghan, Life Rules: Why so much is going wrong everywhere at once, Sharon and Andrew Cooper, The Superfood Gardener
A new report by War on Want condemns the global industrial food system for its massive profits for the few, while one-sixth of the human population suffers from starvation. Instead, agroecology and food sovereignty models provide where the corporate state fails.
Below are excerpts from Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming the Global Food System, including the section on genetically modified crops.
Posted in Biotechnology, Land Rights, Scientific Studies, Special Report, Survival Skills, Sustainable Practices
Tagged Agroecology, food freedom, food sovereignty, genetically modified crops, gmo, monsanto, Reclaiming the Global Food System, war on want