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Day 141: Walnut Grove to St. Peter (88 miles)

There’s soy in Minnesota, too. Lots and lots of soy. Even saw a gas station selling ‘Soy Diesel’…no joke.

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Pink Slime Returns: The Embodiment of Industrial Agriculture

Pink slime is a good litmus test to determine whether or not someone is comfortable with the current state of our conventional, industrial food system. 762 more words

Food Security

The Burden of Conscientious Consumerism

A new study entitled “Creating the Responsible Consumer: Moralistic Governance Regimes and Consumer Subjectivity” in the Journal of Consumer Research poses an interesting and epiphanic question: “should the burden of solving global social and economic problems really fall to consumers, rather than to enterprises?” It’s something I hadn’t considered too hard before– I always assumed that it was up to me as an informed consumer to make purchasing decisions that embodied my ideals. 313 more words

Food Security

Agricultural Hormone Waste is the New #Water #Pollution

by @anarchyroll

When people think of water pollution, what comes to mind? Maybe visions of sewage run offs, industrial plants, oil spills, etc?

I was certainly surprised to learn that “ 278 more words


An Unplanned Break - Writers' Block and the Art of Extinction

While the title of this essay may be tinted with a bit of doom and gloom, it is not as ominous as it sounds, and it is a fairly accurate description of the events and stories that follow.   2,527 more words


Fertilizer Kills Lakes and Rivers

Lake Erie is enjoying a terrific growing season …for algae.

Toledo, Ohio had to stop making drinking water recently, because of the ‘bloom’ of a form of algae that gives off a toxic waste product, which can’t easily be gotten out of the water by the water treatment plants. 839 more words


The Meat Atlas: Commentary from a Food Technologist’s Point of View

Did you know that it takes 15,455 liters of water to produce a kilogram of beef? Or that 1/3 of the world’s cultivated land is used to grow animal feed? 921 more words