This is by no means a political blog, but I read two articles today that I thought were interesting and relevant to our theme of seasonal, environmentally conscious eating. So, I wanted to share.
The first is a great article from Gourmet magazine. Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes, by Barry Estabrook, March 2009 issue.
"If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery."
I found the second article by way of the hilarious SF-based vegan food blog, vegansaurus!
Niman ranch founder challenges new owners, by Stacy Finz for the SF Chronicle.
"The 64-year-old Bolinas man said he can live with losing the business he built from scratch. But he can't stand quietly by, he says, while the new owners fundamentally change the brand that influenced an entire food movement. He refuses to eat their products."
What have you guys been reading lately? I saw that Cole mentioned she recently went to see Joel Salatin speak at Stanford. I'm totally jealous, Cole!