Monthly Archives: October 2010

Next on the menu: iCorn?

Here’s another follow-up to my first note on the Gates involvement with GMO’s for Africa, courtesy of Food First (I commend them for their attentiveness to this issue).  I really wonder how such a brilliant guy can be so short-sighted … Continue reading

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Starbucks gives Mom&Pops more reason to… drink.

Here’s an interesting quandary.  Starbucks makes plenty effort to act and appear socially responsible (and arguably so in different aspects of its products); yet, simultaneously disrupts local economies with its entree into local markets.  They’ve given local cafes a run … Continue reading

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Do try this at home: Autumnal Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

My taste palate is inextricably tied to Southern US, specifically Louisiana culinary traditions.  Around this time of year, I always get nostalgic for sweet potato pie.   Being somewhat a sweet-potato pie snob, I rarely pick up a pie from the … Continue reading

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Do try this at home: SLAPPLE!

Here’s a personal favorite recipe for all the vegans, and raw foodies, and general dessert lovers out there trying to control a sweet tooth, but not willing to give up the goodies!

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Fair trade lately?

In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness month, October has been designated “Fair Trade” month., but what does that even mean?  And why are those antiquated dudes on the left smiling about it? Deep in the back of our minds, … Continue reading

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4 Key reasons you should network in the green economy

I had a really wonderful time at the UrbanGoGreen Expo.  The event was charged with a warm community feel, and it was very easy to talk to all the speakers and vendors in the room.  People directly grappling with job … Continue reading

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SustainACTIVITY: Vintage styles and clothing swaps

This one is for the style junkies out there.  Here’s a video highlighting a Chicago-based vintage stylist… shown on, from Conscious Living TV on Vimeo. Although it’s nothing new to folks who have lived frugally on the clothing side, … Continue reading

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