|Building the Vermont Sail Freight Project|
Sail Transport Network - 4/14/2013. Imagine boarding a flat-bottomed sailing barge for a 300-mile voyage from the shores of Lake Champlain to New York harbor. The hold is laden with twelve tons of locally produced wheat, flour, dry beans, maple syrup, apples, cabbages, and hard cider. This is not a historic re-enactment. This is the future!
|Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies|
The Guardian [UK] - 4/13/2013. By John Vidal - When the Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, it was in protest at heavy-handed treatment and harassment in the province where he lived. But a host of new studies suggest that a major factor in the subsequent uprisings, which became known as the Arab spring, was food insecurity.
|Think Those Chemicals Have Been Tested?|
The New York Times - 4/13/2013. By Ian Urbina - Many Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe. This assumption is wrong.