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    • Why Aren’t We Sustainable?

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      Why Aren’t We Sustainable?

      The biggest threat to America is the American way of life, yet we cling to it like a sweaty pillow on a sleepless night. How can we become a sustainable and affordable society when long-held routines, rituals, regulations and recipes remain largely unchallenged? It’s our social software that ne...

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      March 6, 2015

    • What American Business Needs to Know

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      What American Business Needs to Know

      Investors and venture capitalists are increasingly taking notice of new indicators of opportunity. For example, 2009 was the first year that the average size of a new American house actually went down. The number of farms in the U.S. went up in 2010 and the number of golf courses went down. Sol...

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      March 6, 2015

    • A Way With Plants

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      A Way With Plants

      Some of my friends tell me they have “black thumbs,” and that each ill-fated horticultural effort results in the botanical equivalent of assisted suicide (“Away with plants!”). But let these black thumbs experience one proud success — a philodendron that vines up the office wall, or a Type A to...

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      March 6, 2015

    • A Movement Too Deep to Fail

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      A Movement Too Deep to Fail

      Unrest over income inequality and financial corruption occupies emotional space, not just urban space. Economic imbalances are unacceptable in part because they release toxic levels of insecurity into society. The evidence is clear: out of 145 countries, the U.S. ranks in the “top” five in meas...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Anthropology of Food, Part 1

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      The Anthropology of Food, Part 1

      Food is the most universal symbol of America’s age of excess. The average American’s dinner comes from five different countries, with a combined airfreight and ocean freight mileage tab that often exceeds 10,000 miles. At least three-fourths of that typical meal is processed and packaged, ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Anthropology of Food, Part 2

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      The Anthropology of Food, Part 2

      Shopping for Change or More of the Same? At the supermarket we make choices based not just on price, but relationships, associations, emotions, memories, identity, and values. Using multi-focus lenses, we fill our shopping carts with choices we hope are trustworthy, safe, comfortable, unique, h...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Anthropology of Food, Part 3

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      The Anthropology of Food, Part 3

      Making Regional Food Webs Work Old Perspective: Large companies like Kraft, Tyson, Conagra, Cargill, and Nestle have given us so much variety, so many convenient choices in all seasons of the year. Their huge scales of operation have enabled prices to remain affordable. This is the good life! ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Anthropology of Food, Part 4

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      The Anthropology of Food, Part 4

      Why Organic Food is Worth the Price Americans undervalue organic food both on the table and on the farm, for similar reasons. As a culture, we don’t yet recognize the difference in quality between organic and conventional food; between conventional and organic growing. For example, we don’t ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Pitchfork Politics, New-Age Style

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      Pitchfork Politics, New-Age Style

      In these recent decades of flash floods, cracked earth and county-size forest fires, we small-scale farmers and gardeners are charring like cherry pies in an oven of political and cultural indecision. We’re burning up out here! Unlike throngs of Americans who spend much of their time in the cli...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Currency of Nature

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      The Currency of Nature

      For the most part, mothers want us to be happy, right? When they used to tell us, “Go outside and play,” it wasn’t just because they were sick of us, but (also) because the components of nature and the way they fit together are the most instructive and enjoyable curriculum on the planet, no tui...

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      March 6, 2015

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