Our food system is getting more fragile

The Central Texas food system is just 1% self-sufficient (i.e. locally supplied), and Winter Storm Uri exposed new fragilities. Supply chains for grocery stores, dependent on faraway producers, had bare shelves – if they were even open are getting more fragile. Trucks could not get through the icy streets to replenish supplies. At the endContinue reading “Our food system is getting more fragile”

The best steak and the worst steak.

One of our favorite sources of information is the Stockman Grassfarmer Magazine, who pointed us to the book “Steak” back in 2010. Author Mark Schatzker said that the best steak he had ever eaten was grassfed and that the worst steak he had ever eaten was grassfed. This is one of the grassfed industry’s biggestContinue reading “The best steak and the worst steak.”

Cracks in food packaging?

The article from NPR delves into the ways that the food industry is changing.  It provides a fascinating look into pressures/needs of the conventional versus progressive food movements.  As Amazon increases its control over the center aisles products or ‘CPG’ (i.e. consumer packaged dry goods), how will the big CPG multi-nationals respond.  This article seemsContinue reading “Cracks in food packaging?”

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage – The Atlantic

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage – The Atlantic: What should we expect from the next demographic cohort?  The Pew Research Center reports that they are decidedly progressive, and nervous about money.  They are pro renewable energy, and seek equal rights and pay for women.    The largest segment based onContinue reading “How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage – The Atlantic”

NPR stories and videos are getting it: Microbes have an extraordinary impact on our bodies!

NPR is amazing me with how many stories they have published on microbes and their interactions with our bodies.  Here is a story that I just can’t celebrate enough! Microbes in our gut influence how we think!  Healthier microbes and microbial diversity help us to think with more clarity, more patience etc. etc.Here is aContinue reading “NPR stories and videos are getting it: Microbes have an extraordinary impact on our bodies!”