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EcoFarm Conference, Day 2: Biodiversity and Livestock

EcoFarm Conference, Day 2: Biodiversity and Livestock

More and more, goats, chickens, sheep, and cows are becoming integral parts of the modern organic farm. At the most recent EcoFarm Conference, farmers and ranchers dig into the challenges of running farms with barns.

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Book Review: Gristle (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)

Book Review: Gristle (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)

| April 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Simply put, this book — a featherweight at 144 pages — has forced me to re-contemplate the advantages of vegetarianism in the face of a corporation-clogged taxpayer-funded mainstream meat industry dedicated to processing artificially cheap, unhealthy, and potentially dangerous animal protein products for mass consumption, with a startling disregard for its underpaid workers and the environment.

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Processing the pig: a weekly ritual at Oliveto

Processing the pig: a weekly ritual at Oliveto

| September 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Pork is a constant at Oliveto. The menu revolves around it. On any given day, prep chefs can be seen breaking down a hog into various cuts –shoulder, loin, leg — and then processing them into porchetta, pancetta, scallopine, sausage or salumi.

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Green Chile Kitchen Revisited, Reranted

Green Chile Kitchen Revisited, Reranted

| April 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Okay, Green Chile Kitchen? We’re going to have a little chat, and I’m going to talk and you’re going to listen, ‘kay? We’ve been going to and loving you for quite some time now. We are, quite possibly, your best customers. Hell, one of your checkout chicks commented to my husband, “You haven’t been here […]

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