Good Enough Is Still Pretty Good

a graphic illustrating the idea, " Don't Let perfection be the enemy of the good.

I just came away from an interesting discussion with a reporter at a trade show. When I told her about my background in organic agriculture, she blurted, “I think this organic thing is just a bunch of hype.” Okay, that’s
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How a Farmer Helped a Nutritionist Grow

An old farmer standing in a corn field with a pitch fork

My first job was picking tomatoes on a small, family run farm in my hometown of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The farmer was a funny old man with big, bushy white eyebrows and dark, deeply wrinkled skin, weathered from years
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Organic Farming Is Personal

A hand holding a sprouting plant against a blue sky

The relationship farmers have with the land is a common thread woven through many of the stories written about American agriculture. For organic farmer Dave Asbury, that relationship is personal. A pioneer of Colorado’s organic movement, Dave has been growing
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Slow Food: No Slow Cooker Needed

a man and 2 women enjoying a rustic outdoor picnic on a mountain side

I was lucky enough to attend graduate school in Italy, at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UniSG), associated with the International Slow Food Movement. Slow food is a movement against fast food but I didn’t go all the way to
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The Amazing Peanut, Part 1: More Than A Healthy Snack

Peanuts with a shelled peanut in the middle

Peanuts are one of the most popular snacks in the U.S.  And what’s not to love?  They’re healthy, cheap and fun to cook as well as eat.  But consuming them is only part of their appeal.  Peanuts can do a
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