Monthly Archives: December 2008

Reconnecting with food

Great article from the BBC on why our food system needs a “fundamental rethink”:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7795652.stm
One of the recommendations is more localization of food supplies.  Apart from the logistical benefit, there is also the psychological benefit of reconnecting with your food.  Too many people these days, particularly the young, have no idea where their food comes from [...]

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Home Heating Alternatives

Just saw this article in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/27/business/27coal.html?_r=1&ref=business
Apparently, coal-burning stoves are making a comeback, at least for those in close proximity to coal mines.  It’s dirty, stinky,  and not very enviro-friendly, but apparently it can be much cheaper than natural gas or heating oil, and, if you have the space, fairly easy and safe to [...]

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