Monthly Archives: November 2010

The hush hush damage of monocultures

By Anoush Alexanian Let’s face it, its been coming up more and more in the news, on TV, in books that advocate food sustainability: monocultures. But what exactly are they? And if they have  been a productive method of farming … Continue reading

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Beware the Tyrannasorthorexia

Orthorexia: Not a Kind of Dinosaur, but Just as Scary By Lorna Porter It began simple enough. Disappointed with my health after a semester in the dorms, I was determined to make a change. I was going to be healthy, … Continue reading

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A Future for Food Trucks in Berkeley?

By Nancy Lam For a college student on a budget, cheap and convenient food is a staple and often a must. With never enough time, our options for where to eat are often restricted to venues close to campus. The … Continue reading

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Food Deserts: What Will Abandoned America Eat?

Oakland is a textbook example of an urban food desert. The shocking lack of healthy food and the ubiquity of unhealthy food in the low-income parts of Oakland—and in food deserts all across America for that matter—did not pop up overnight. A mix of policies on the local, state, and national level slowly drove the supermarkets away. Continue reading

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Mapping our Food System: Bringing Two Ways Of Life Together

By Caitlyn King Locavore is a recently coined word that has gone distances in the past couple of years. It was named the Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year in 2007 after being coined by 4 women here in … Continue reading

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Berkeley Student Food Collective feeds and educates… but will students bite?

By Alyssa Kies Whisper sweet nothings to me about free-range birds and grass-fed beef; I’m enamored. I shiver with anticipation waiting for new fruits and vegetables to come into season. Allot me a tiny sample of your triple cream brie; … Continue reading

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