March for Science: A Personal Story
May01

March for Science: A Personal Story

I was planning to write a moving and uplifting essay about the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. How, under stormy skies with no place to sit, the old and young, including wheelchairs and strollers, braved the intermittent downpours and their own fatigue to lend their support to the cause of science. How, systematically silenced by the callow Trump Administration, artists, school children, and Kansans found their voice....

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AgTech and The Connected World
Apr11

AgTech and The Connected World

‘AgTech is not rocket science – as we are dealing with Mother Nature it’s much more complex’ stated Alexei Melnitchouk in his keynote address at The Seeds of our Future: AgTech and the Connected World. This Silicon Valley Forum conference shared the experiences of farmers and AgTech experts from across the world as they considered the future of farming. From the advanced agriculture ecosystem in Denmark to...

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Sustainable food systems: Mark Bittman lecture
Mar22

Sustainable food systems: Mark Bittman lecture

’40 to 80% of products in the supermarket should be classified as poison not food’ said Mark Bittman in his Wallace Stegner lecture yesterday evening. Mark Bittman is a renowned food writer and cookery book author who shared his insights on the future of our food system – with not a little politics thrown in! Food System as an Interconnected Web Mark Bittman sees the current food system as an interconnected web that is...

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Visiting an Aquaponic Sustainable Farm
Aug23

Visiting an Aquaponic Sustainable Farm

Yesterday, Green Eatz joined a tour of Ouroboros Farms, organized by Sustainable San Mateo County. This aquaponic farm is located just off the Pacific Coast in Half Moon Bay, California and has a commitment to sustainably-grown foods and giving back to the community. Ouroboros Farms has a 30,000 gallon facility set in a greenhouse of 7,000 square feet and supplies greens to local restaurants such as Half Moon Bay Brewery and The...

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Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest
Jul13

Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest

Yesterday, Green Eatz attended Food IT: Solution Harvest, organized by The Mixing Bowl. There were attendees from all over the world, from New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Italy, but I claim the prize for the shortest distance traveled – just 2 miles from my home to the event location at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View! The Mixing Bowl connects innovators in food, agriculture and information technology and Food IT:...

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The True Cost of American Food
Apr18

The True Cost of American Food

Last Friday, Green Eatz attended the True Cost of American Food conference in the food-conscious city of San Francisco. The Sustainable Food Trust, a small, non-profit organization from Bristol, UK, brought together this gathering of the great and the good from the sustainable food world. Prince Charles – Sustainability Advocate Patrick Holden is not only a Welsh organic dairy farmer but also the CEO of Sustainable Food Trust and the...

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