Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

By Daniela Marin | July 9, 2015 Tucked away in the heart of Orlando along the Mills 50 district of downtown stands a green 1920s-styled house, neighboring several holistic businesses along Thornton Avenue. Dandelion Communitea Café is an organic and eco-friendly eatery that has been offering vegan and vegetarian fare, as well as premium loose-leaf tea, since its opening in 2007. “Dandelion is very unique because from the very beginning, we’ve had a very strict policy on sourcing …

4 ways to create a healthful summer diet – The Washington Post

By Consumer Reports | June 22, 2015 Summer’s bounty of fruit and vegetables does more than tempt your taste buds; it can have a powerful impact on your health. When you have more choices, there’s a greater chance that you’ll eat more produce, and that’s likely to lead to a lower risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, most cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. To maximize the health benefits, make these four easy changes to the way you shop for, prep and store your fruit and …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

… used domestic sheep to graze farmland for cover crop termination and weed control. Placing sheep at the heart of the project helped MSU scientists find out that an integrated cropping system that uses domestic sheep for targeted grazing is an economically feasible way of reducing tillage for certified organic farms. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… drive through, than the drive by.” He goes on to point out that in South Central LA people are dying from curable diseases and conditions like obesity, diabetes, kidney failure and heart disease. His description of a place over-run with fast food restaurants, “wheelchairs being sold like used cars, dialysis centers popping up on every corner like Starbucks” vacant lots, car dependency — sounds very familiar. Similar to Finely’s neighborhood, the Rio Grande Valley’s statistics are …

The ‘accidental’ quarry in the middle of a food bowl – ABC Southern Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

From ABC Southern Queensland | March 30, 2015 A mine-turned-quarry in the heart of a famous southern Queensland food growing area is “on the cusp” of making it big according to its owner Guy Lewington lives a dual life. He physically splits his time living in an eco-village on the Gold Coast and the hills around the Lockyer Valley. He also straddles the two very different worlds of organic farming and mining. He admits it is an odd pairing, but it doesn’t create any internal …