Weekly Harvest 4/20/12 Blogs Here and Yonder

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

Like the farmers markets, the blogosphere is reaping lots of information this week. Associate Editor Wendy Aeschlimann, was the first to sniff out what going on at Ellen Malloy’s blog,  The Backyarditarian, on her post, “Just Because The Canary is Alive“. This is all the backstory to Ellen and Grant Kessler’s, “One Hundred Meal Project“, as they seek to connect with farmers on a one to one basis and break bread. Sign up for their email list on their site to follow their progress and insights.

Here’s a story reported by the AP on labeling, “Organic farmers hope for boost with rivals labels

Chief Beet Rob Gardner came across this one posted on Atlernet.org, on farmworker’s rights, ” Why Are People Dying To Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System.

Eleanor Baron at Nourishing Words continue to writes about the thoughts and insights arising from her self taught study group on ” Hungry For Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability” which was designed by the Northwest Earth Institute and she encourages other to form their own groups and go through this provocative series.

I can’t mention Eleanor without mentioning farmer, writer, Ben Hewitt in Vermont, this week a picture says a thousand words.

Nourishing The Planet has daily content on changes going on around the world in sustainable food production and the issues surrounding it.

The Washington Post comments on plastic packaging in food, “If the food’s in plastic, what’s in the food?

The Salt at NPR has daily content on food issues that concern all of us.

Hot sauce anyone? Again the Washington Post reports on “The top 10 fastest-growing U.S. industries(Hint: Think hot sauce

Continued debate on what is sustainable meat production at Grist.org.

Locally, Restaurant Intelligence Agency shows us what you can see on restaurant menus now that Spring has arrived, think edible flowers and blossoms.

The Nationable Sustainable Agriculture Coalition updates us on the Farm Bill.

Monica Eng at The Chicago Tribune reports on the issue of the salmonella outbreak from “scrape”.

Can’t decide on which Farm Dinner to schedule? Steve Dolinsky picks out his favorite five here.

As always, after I hit the “Publish” button these 2 stories appeared, Slow Food USA published a story about Humboldt Park Rooftops on their blog here.

There has been a lot of back and forth about pig slaughtering in Michigan and the DNR, Monica Eng yet again reports in here, on her findings at The Chicago Tribune.

Have we missed your favorite blog or post this week, let us know in the comments below!