This is just a delightful read for anyone who loves food, Paris or great writing about either: a Q&A with the food writer Alec Lobrano in the new online magazine, The Gannet. I’m eager to see where they take this publication.
Are you in Colorado? The Flatirons Food Film Festival is scheduled for Oct. 15-19 in Boulder. Check out the multinational buffet of films, panel discussions and “beverage events” (a.k.a. alcohol). More info here.
In Brazil, some ranchers are switching from cattle raising to palm oil cultivation, posing new threats to the Amazon rainforest, according to a new Datu Research/Environmental Defense Fund report. Story via Climate News Network.
What’s in a wrap? What are the health effects of the boxes, bags, bottles and containers we use to package our food? There is so much we don’t know. Elizabeth Grossman reports for Ensia.
How bad is the California drought? What does it mean for farmers and shepherds? Striking photography and video from Matt Black and Ed Kashi at The New Yorker.
Check out this beautiful, artistic rendition of African agriculture, it’s problems and future potential, from Farming First. Great resources here for anyone studying development and agriculture.