Dragons are not the flying reptiles people have long assumed them to be.
By combining the data from two recent Gallup surveys, we can see that intense religious devotion seems to be a poor path for self-improvement.
In the automobile industry, the end of a calendar summer is the beginning of the next model year. So it goes with vegetables, but in carbon-neutral fashion. Garden fashion magazines depict the cultivation of flowers and food as a thoroughly bright, clean, color-saturated experience. But
Prepare yourself. The evil broccoli has awakened!
If you believe government agents are out to get you by having you eat supermarket vegetables, well, I suppose that heirloom vegetable seeds may appeal to you as well.
If every American family could take garden of a 20 foot square plot of ground that is now taken up a lawn, our country would go a long way toward solving both its economic and its environmental problems.
The real victory will come if more Americans follow the Obamas’ example, and plant vegetable gardens of their own – to benefit the environment by cutting down on pollution, to benefit the economy by creating a real investment with a real return, and to benefit the nation’s health, by getting some good fresh food into Americans’ bellies.
If the Secretary of Agriculture can’t even organize the planting of a vegetable garden, then how can he reasonably lead an organization with responsibility for an entire nation’s food policy?
It looks like the people behind Eat The View have a long way to go before the Obama Administration will begin to recognize and implement its important ideas on the reintegration of food into the everyday American landscape.
Is it possible to improve our overall health at all, or can we only shift between a relative emphasis on mortality and quality of life?
If the Obamas are actually going to put in a vegetable garden on the White House grounds, they ought to do so in a way that shows how ordinary people can garden in a way that works – not by installing elaborate systems that attempt to defy natural weather conditions.