Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reading Round Up: Bone Soup Edition

Bucolic Bushwick 2010 Pepper Seedlings

You know what I'm looking forward to more than Christmas or the New Year?  Winter solstice!  Lack of sunlight is really getting to me.  My productivity is way down, all I want to do is eat comfort food and sleep.  I'm seriously considering buying a small grow light system or maybe an Aerogarden so I can still enjoy vegetable gardening in the winter.  Paying extra attention to my houseplants is just not cutting it.  Anyway, onto to the links:

Want to eat less?  Imagine eating more.

Do you remember that massive peanut butter recall a couple years ago?  Here's how Minnesota traced the source of salmonella contamination.

The global wild seed hunt begins.

Archeologists discover the world's oldest bowl of soup.

This year's big salmonella-tainted egg scandal, which led to the largest recall of eggs in U.S. history, is linked to the U.S. government's failure to act and its fractured bureaucracy.

The Atlantic brings you the 10 biggest food stories of 2010.

 The Food Channel predicts its Top Ten Food Trends for 2011.

Meet the creepy crawlies that make garden soil healthy.

You can get high on nutmeg, but only after suffering from severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Sadly, this will probably not stop people from trying it.

The Economist questions the practicality of vertical farming.  I agree with the Economist.  While I like to read about vertical farming I don't think it's a practical use of current resources.  It makes much more sense to maximize use of existing space, i.e. rooftops and vacant land, before we start erecting buildings dedicated to food growth.

Pizzerias thrive in the Great Recession.  What about beer?  Is that still considered recession-proof?

Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags

47 Cops nearly killed by tuna sandwiches.

No, plants cannot have it all.  Plants can grow quickly or ward off hungry insects, but not both.

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