Eat Real Festival

The Eat Real Festival is quickly approaching. September 24th and 25th they’ll be taking over Jack London Square in Oakland. If you’ve got some time to spare you should definitely come down and check it out. I’ll be there judging honey (did I mention they have all sorts of food competitions included charcuterie, honey, preserves…

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I Eat Meat

With the vast majority of Americans eating meat, sometimes you have to wonder why this statement is controversial. But it is. For some Americans, a very small minority of Americans, meat to them is akin to murder. They are incredibly loud. Any news article I read there’s always the same ones commenting about how people…

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Mark Zuckerberg Takes on Ethical Meat

Our turkey poults struttin’ around the patio “I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn’t want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive. That just seemed…

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A Year Without Groceries Update

I know some of our readers might not be following our other blog or even know about our big project so I figured I’d give an update about it here. We just passed our half way point through our Year Without Groceries. For those not familiar with it, we decided to go a year without…

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My Thoughts on the Food Safety Modernization Act

I first heard about this bill back in early 2009 when it first came into fruition. Mostly I read about people freaking out that it would outlaw backyard gardening, it would destroy organic food and would end small farms. None of which was actually true. When I read all these rumors I decided to read…

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Movies You Need to See

Tom and I have an addiction to documentaries. The theme of most of the ones we see revolve around the food industry and the environment. Here are some of our favorites that we think everyone should see: Food, Inc. The quintessential movie about the food industry. A must see in my opinion. No Impact Man…

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Thursday in the City- Truck Farm

Photo via Planet Green Our cities need more green spaces.   It helps keep our waters clean, the air we breathe clean, reduces heat island index, provides a habitat for animals and insects, and the list goes on.  Urban farming has been gainig popularity and it couldn’t be at a better time.   Food is…

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