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The Lexicon of Sustainability explores seed banks, seed swaps and the “seed sovereignty” movement

The Lexicon of Sustainability explores seed banks, seed swaps and the “seed sovereignty” movement

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

While agriculture companies control the patents and production of seeds used by farmers, backyard gardeners and local seed banks strive to preserve both the culture and biodiversity of seeds through their own methods. The latest video from The Lexicon of Sustainability’s Douglas Gayeton explores seed banks, seed exchanges and the work of environmental activist, author and physicist Dr. Vandana Shiva, who explains the “seed sovereignty” movement.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Wheat or White?

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Wheat or White?

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s the difference between whole wheat and white bread? This new video from the Lexicon of Sustainability’s Douglas Gayeton explores the differences between breads, their nutrients and varying origins.

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Real Food, Real Movies: The Contest

Real Food, Real Movies: The Contest

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From soil and seeds to the Bronx and bees: Fixing food in films of four minutes or less. Sarah Henry reports on the Real Food Media Project’s short documentary contest.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Waste

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Waste

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., nearly 40% of the food we grow, distribute, put on store shelves then ultimately buy as consumers never gets eaten. But cooperative associations of organic food producers like Marin Organic based in Point Reyes Station are striving to cut down on food waste. Learn more in this new video from “Lexicon of Sustainability” filmmaker Douglas Gayeton.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit Opens This Week at the David Brower Center

The Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit Opens This Week at the David Brower Center

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Gayeton’s “Lexicon of Sustainability” information artworks exhibit opens on Thursday, February 6 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

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Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The game didn’t go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers by using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why does sugar leave our brains crying, “More! More! More!”? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.

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Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many can’t afford to buy the fresh produce that grows all around them, and some areas that grow enormous amounts of produce are among the highest in the nation when it comes to food insecurity.

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Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can’t get enough of that extraordinarily popular hot sauce? Now you can eat it up with your eyes. A new 33-minute documentary traces the rise of Sriracha and the man behind the condiment phenomenon.

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“Spinning Plates” Documentary Comes to the Bay Area – A Film about Restaurants, Food, Family and Legacy

“Spinning Plates” Documentary Comes to the Bay Area – A Film about Restaurants, Food, Family and Legacy

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do we go out to eat? Why do people start restaurants–an admittedly grueling effort? A new documentary called Spinning Plates explores themes of food, family and legacy, and there’s appearances from Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, as well as looks behind the scenes for Gabby’s in Arizona and Breitbach’s in Iowa. Mary Ladd interviews director Joseph Levy about his new film.

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How To Levitate A Sandwich: ‘Modern Cuisine’ Spills Photo Secrets

How To Levitate A Sandwich: ‘Modern Cuisine’ Spills Photo Secrets

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modern Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography.

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How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Around 1900, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to find crops from around the world which would grow well in the United States, “agricultural explorers” visited Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. They returned with date palm shoots, and after planting in a number of regions, found the Coachella Valley had the perfect climate for the crop.

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Hauntingly Beautiful Photos from San Francisco’s Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Hauntingly Beautiful Photos from San Francisco’s Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most revered local celebrations, San Francisco’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), took place on Saturday, November 2 in the Mission District. Naomi Fiss’ photos reveal the beauty of the San Francisco community, the commemoration of lives, and the rich cultural tradition that the Mission District has held for decades.

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(Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network ‘From Scratch’

(Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network ‘From Scratch’

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Food Network was intended for cooks, but it wasn’t run by them. In a new tell-all book, Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the channel’s progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people who rose and fell along the way.

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