Archive for April, 2011

Michael Pollan: A Plant’s Perspective

April 29th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Michael Pollan: A Plant’s Perspective

Michael Pollan talking from the perspective of the plants and animals that we think we are manipulating and controlling as we pursue our agricultural system

Earth Day: It’s Time to Get Serious

April 22nd, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Earth Day: It’s Time to Get Serious

I miss Walter Cronkite. We need serious people to tackle serious issues.

Organic Farming: Driving Our Economy

April 20th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Organic Farming: Driving Our Economy

The organic industry has come out of this recession hiring employees, adding farms, and increasing revenue.

Are We Really Saving the Planet?

April 15th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | 2 Comments »

The green movement has nothing to do with saving the planet. Making green choices does nothing to save the planet. It can however do a lot to save us.

The Future of Farming

April 13th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Future of Farming

Experts are examining the concept of indoor farming as a way to feed an additional 3 billion people on the planet by 2050.

The Fukushima Plant in Japan and Our Food

April 8th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

I have received quite a few inquiries about how the radiation leak may be affecting our food and water supply.

Bats: A Friend to Farmers . . . but in Big Trouble

April 6th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Bats: A Friend to Farmers . . . but in Big Trouble

Scientists have been sounding alarms about a devastating fungus, White-Nose Syndrome, that has literally decimated bat populations in the Northeastern U.S.

An Interview with Michael Pollan

April 1st, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on An Interview with Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan recently did an interview with Ian Brown, an award-winning writer with Globe and Mail.