Most Cambodian farmers live in the countryside and struggle to make ends meet. But in cities, The Cambodia Daily reports, more Cambodians who can afford the equipment are experimenting with hydroponics and other forms of rooftop gardening. We’ve seen this at restaurants that are starting to grow their own greens. More here.
No, the effing chickens aren’t grass-fed. Because they aren’t effing ruminants, that’s why… More.
This Huffington Post article is absolutely right—there is no doubt that “pho,” the popular Vietnamese noodle soup, should be pronounced, essentially, “fuh” (for lack of more precise descriptors in the English alphabet). But what the article misses is a simple way to prove that pronunciation: the tones. When written in Vietnamese, the o has a […]
Apples for the ears – take a listen to this Jeremy Cherfas podcast interview with Ben Reade about his encounters with the wild apples of Kazakhstan, home to our beloved fruit.
Have we all been there?
Last week, we traveled from one desert through and to another: from high New Mexico to dry California. We combined a family visit with (for me) the annual JAWS conference (highly recommended, for all you female journalists!). The journey took us to San Diego and across to Palm Springs/La Quinta. We’ve all heard about the […]
Every week, the world loses an area of once-arable land the size of Manhattan due to salt degradation, according to this Climate News Network report. Effectively battling salt poisoning is critical to our future food supply, scientists say.
The lawsuit, brought by several food safety, farming and health groups, centers on the FDA’s approval of ractopamine, a feed additve used to boost weight in cattle and pigs. More from Reuters.
A new Government Accountability Office report states USDA testing is insufficient to determine whether the pesticide levels on our foods are safe and, consequently, whether the American food supply is safe. More here in The Washington Post.
In Lancaster County, Pa., Amish farmers are facing modern realities amid allegations that their traditional farming practices are polluting local waters, Grist reports in this story of culture & religion, government regulation, and environmental health.