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AgTech at Food IT: Fork to Farm

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AgTech at Food IT: Fork to Farm

‘Today’s tech-enabled consumer is the lynchpin of the food system‘ said Rob Trice of The Mixing Bowl in his introduction to Food IT: Fork to Farm. This conference explored the rise in the power of the food consumer and how it impacts farmers, food producers and society. The Mixing Bowl also believes in audience participation to the MAX! First task, chat to your neighbor and then introduce them to the room – a fun way to start the day. Food IT: Google Food Michiel Bakker from Google Food told us how their food service has...

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March for Science: A Personal Story

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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. How, in the midst of an ocean of support for evidence-based, peer-reviewed science, I found where I belonged....

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AgTech and The Connected World

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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 subsistence farming in China, we saw how the need for food security and sustainable production is driving change...

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No-Sugar Gluten-Free Vegan Granola

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No-Sugar Gluten-Free Vegan Granola

Shop-bought granola has two problems: too sweet and too expensive! It is actually very easy to make granola. You can tailor it to your tastes – and save money too. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 3 tablespoons slivered almonds 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method Mix the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl Whisk together the applesauce, maple...

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Sustainable food systems: Mark Bittman lecture

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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 permanently entwined with land and the environment. It is a system that is hard to change, as there is no such...

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Visiting an Aquaponic Sustainable Farm

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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 Perennial in San Francisco. You can also find their produce at the online marketplace GoodEggs. Ken Armstrong, the...

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Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest

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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: Solution Harvest was a day for interactive learning and co-creation. Food IT: Food and Ag Startup Pitches The day...

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Visiting the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley

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Visiting the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley

Introduction The food activist Alice Waters was instrumental in creating the educational concept of involving children in growing and cooking food. The pilot project for her vision began at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley twenty years ago. Known as the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, Green Eatz visited the site for a guided tour of the project garden and kitchen classroom, with the opportunity to ask questions. Visiting the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Kala Cuerington, the Administrative Coordinator for the overall Edible...

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