Publications & Reviews
Unveils Newsletter and Improved WebsiteSignificant and positive changes have happened over the past year at the University of Hawai'i's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource program for sustainable agriculture.
In April, 2009, Dr. Ted Radovich, Extension Specialist at CTAHR's Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory, became the newly designated Coordinator of the Western Region Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (WSARE) program. The WSARE Program annually offers several grant programs for innovative sustainable agriculture projects. Dr. Radovich is a strong proponent of research in organic growing methods and improving soil fertility.
A new free publication of the Hawaii County Resource Center introduces beginning gardeners to concepts of organic self-reliance gardens.
Once again, Michael Pollan leads the way in this incisive and illuminating short essay that clearly demonstrates how America's current health care crisis is really an outgrowth of our long-standing food and eating crisis.
"The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care," he writes.
Review: To Cut Global Warming, Swedes Study Their Plates, A series on Global Warming
Sweden is probably the world's leader in studying and implementing policies to reduce green-house gas emissions. It has set goals of eliminating fossil fuel use for electricity by 2020, and eliminating gasoline powered vehicles by 2030. Now, based on a new study showing that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by more than 20% if people changed the way they eat, it has issued new food labeling guidelines for specific foods to include the carbon-dioxide content involved in the production of that food.
Seven Sustainable Reads
Recipe for America:Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It
by Jill Richardson
Deeply Rooted:Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness
by Lisa M. Hamilton
Food Matters:A Guide to Conscious Eating
by Mark Bittman