The Santa Barbara Syndrome: Why Don’t Residents of One of The Nation’s Biggest and Balmiest Agricultural Counties Buy Locally Grown Produce?

Should you ever want to see firsthand how completely dysfunctional our modern food system is, I urge you to hop a flight to Santa Barbara, Calif. That’s just what I did late last month to attend the annual Edible Institute, a conference organized by Edible Communities, the umbrella company above several dozen magazines that celebrate […]

Regional, Not Local, Sourcing May be the Solution to Our Broken Food System

Can we meet halfway? It has all but become an article of faith that sourcing food locally is the most sustainable alternative to our current global food production system. But there is a growing body of evidence that local may only be part of the answer. Speaking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions […]