Category: Food

Land Trusts Fostering Food Resilience

Land Trusts Fostering Food Resilience

Nourishing food should be critical staple in every Maine kitchen, but it is not. One in four Maine children struggles to get enough to eat. The number of Maine residents who cannot consistently afford...

Less Lawn, More Food (and Wildlife)

Less Lawn, More Food (and Wildlife)

The lawn at our house is disappearing nearly as fast as delectable desserts do. Our half-moon metal edger has a big appetite. It nibbles back turf to enlarge perennial beds. It carves around the...

Factoring in Local and Organic Foods on a Budget

Factoring in Local and Organic Foods on a Budget

The Press Herald recently reported that Maine residents spend a third more on food than the national average. This was not news for those of us tallying up grocery bills. We live daily with...

Eating for a Healthier Earth

Eating for a Healthier Earth

Lose weight. Exercise daily. Save more. It’s that time of year when holiday to-do lists morph into new year’s resolutions. Self-improvement goals are worthy, but it’s time to think bigger. Fortunately, there’s a resolution...

Returning to Real Food

Returning to Real Food

In many places around the globe, the injunction to “eat real food” would be met with quizzical looks. What else would or could a person eat? But in America, the menu of synthetic options...

Food: the Next Recycling Challenge

Food: the Next Recycling Challenge

Only in a land of plenty like ours could this staggering statistic be true: 40 percent of food goes uneaten—most of it tossed in landfills or torched in incinerators. The social and ecological costs...

“Fed Up:” A New Look at Sugar

“Fed Up:” A New Look at Sugar

In the documentary “Fed Up,” Katie Couric and Laurie David depict America’s sugar-saturated food system in ways that are at once startling and all too familiar. It reveals why Americans have such a hard...

Finding Joy in Enough

Finding Joy in Enough

With Black Friday behind us, we are now officially in the annual biathlon of spending and overeating – a feeding frenzy not for the faint of heart or light of wallet. Economists see the...