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Chicken Poop for the Soul explores food sovereignty

By Robyn Chambers
Williams Lake Tribune

While the title Chicken Poop for the Soul: In Search of Food Sovereignty is a  bit of a retread of the popular Chicken Soup series, the content definitely is not.

Author Kristeva Dowling penned what she sees as the “next step” to the 100-mile diet over an 18-month period at her home in Hagensborg in the Bella Coola Valley. Her goal was an attempt at “food sovereignty.”

“To grow all my own food. Can it. Preserve it. Learn to make cheese, etcetera, right down to butchering, hunting and fishing,” Dowling explained.

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Switching from coffee house owner to urban farmer

By Greg Glasgow
DU Today

From community-supported agriculture and farm-to-table restaurants to bestselling books by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver, fresh, local food is all the rage in culinary America.

The problem, says Lisa Rogers, is that fresh and local isn’t as easy to come by as people think. All looks good at Whole Foods and the local farmers’ markets, but factor in conventional supermarkets and the majority of restaurants and we still live in an economy in which less than 0.1 percent of the food eaten by Coloradans is grown in Colorado.

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