New Video – “Food Mythbusters: Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World?”

New Video - "Food Mythbusters: Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World?"
Ecology Center member Anna Lappé has created a great new video in the vein of the Story of Stuff. This is the first in a series to bust the myths and tell the real stories behind the food we eat. Check it out, and for more on this project, head to www.foodmyths.org. And spread the… Read more »

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses
News media this week picked up a Stanford study that found organically grown food was not any more nutritious than conventionally grown food. Reading between the lines, some of the data analyzed did suggest health benefits for organic foods, like decreased pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and higher levels of a specific antioxidant. But beyond the… Read more »

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!
Just in time for the abundance of tomato and zucchini season, Berkeley City Council passed legislation to allow neighbors to sell what they grow in their gardens. Adopted by City Council on July 31st, the ordinance updates the Berkeley Municipal Code to cover the sale of non-processed fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and eggs.… Read more »