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organic

by Cynthia Chow
& Robin Allen



This week we have a review of a fun culinary mystery that involves not only food, but a different twist, the main character is vegan. The author Robin Allen also shares about a guest post about organic farming and community-supported agriculture. At the end of this post you will find details on how to win a copy of this book.

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What is the Slow Food Movement?

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andGoing Green,
andMargaret Mendel
SECTIONS

by Margaret Mendel


The Slow Food Movement is an international movement that began in Italy in 1986 as an endeavor to keep a McDonald’s from opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In that year a Slow Food Manifesto was signed by delegates from fifteen countries in protest against big international business interests. The Movement now has over 100,000 members in 132 countries with hundreds of regional chapters around the world.

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Let’s Grow Organic!

IN THE June 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andGoing Green,
andJim Bulls
SECTIONS

by Jim Bulls



As a west Texas farm boy, where five families shared a communal garden to the “Victory” garden at Pantex Ordinance Plant to the backyard garden at our new home in California, I have been around organic produce for a long time. In fact, organic farming has been around since the Revolutionary War and could be considered the primary farming method until World War II. Around that time, farming became a lot more technical and there was an explosion of new chemical products, many based on German patents that resulted in potent insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides used by farmers to control pests and increase yields.

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