The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

By Jewel Topsfield | June 7, 2015 Bali: While high-end hotels in Bali often insist on importing foie gras, wagyu beef, salmon and truffles, Ubud’s Locavore is the sort of right-on restaurant that has slow food movement devotees salivating. Locavore chef Eelke Plasmeijer sources most of his ingredients in Indonesia, including from his own vegetable garden. (Locavore, the 2007 word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary, means a person who eats food grown locally.) Critics on the …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

… mandatory labels. Sharratt reckons the European Union’s resistance to genetically engineered crops is a triumph of democracy and the Canadian government’s reluctance to label GMOs as an impediment to transparency and consumer choice. Anti-GMO activists refer to GMOs as “Frankenfoods” and label the industry’s big corporate players evil, the sort of heated language that Sharratt avoids lest her reasoned arguments seem less reasonable. Shoppers who want to avoid foods derived from the …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… one big reason is that modern society has pretty much passed them by. As a quirk of geography and geology, this island really missed out while the rest of Europe entered the 21st century. But now they’re getting Facebook and Wi-Fi, and junk food and a lot of folks are worried that this life is going to disappear. That concept became a one-hour program on lifestyle and aging. I want each one of these to stand alone as sort of a little cinematic time capsule of amazing places. To finish reading …