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Joel: Producing an Audio Book

Joel on field day

Note from Sheri: When Joel came to dinner the other night and started talking about his experience with audio recording, I asked him to write it out for us to share. We hope that you might enjoy it as much as we did. Wednesday Evening, August July 27, 2011 I have a new book coming … Read the Rest

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Thursday, Sept. 2 Mark Gresge, owner/chef of L’etoile restaurant in Charlottesville, notified us that Pamela Burke, a Charlottesville City Health Inspector had been in and written up a critical hazard for using eggs from an “unapproved source.” Interestingly, and in totally aberrant behavior, she did not confiscate the eggs on the spot–probably oversight more than … Read the Rest

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Thoughts from Joel

A documentary videographer from Spain spent the day at Polyface today, getting pictures of cow moves, poultry processing, feathernet moving, and new pastured poultry salad bars. He interviewed me for an hour and as the conversation went along, he asked: “Is there a war?” He was responding to my explanation of industrial food’s attacks on … Read the Rest

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Joel responds

The poor people question is the second most frequently asked questionafter “can we feed the world?” So let’saddress it. First, enough money is in the food system for everyone to enjoy safe,nutrient dense food generally from local sources.When you look at the price per pound of candy, potato chips, TVdinners, and Cocoa-Puffs, you will find … Read the Rest

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Joel’s trip to NY with Chris Valerio

Yesterday I flew to New York City to be Chris Valerio’s guest on herBloomberg Television show, airing this weekendat the following times: Friday night at 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 11:30pm ET. The show re-airs Saturday at 1:30am, 2:30am, 4:30am,7:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 10:30pm and Sunday at 12:30am, 3:00am, 4:00am, 6:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm. … Read the Rest

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Joel’s visit to Washington

“If you just looked inside the USDA, you would find tremendous supportfor local food,” said Senator MarkUdall to me yesterday, June 17. I responded: “I have looked, and it’snot a pretty picture . . . ” then somebody cutoff my microphone and that was the end. I think I have reached the nadir of my … Read the Rest

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The Washington Post

This was published today in the Washington Post. Click on the link to read the story: For Locavores, a New Breed of Farm

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More on ABC Nightline from Joel…

The license a story teller uses to include or exclude material can have a huge bearing on the story’s impact. ABC Nightline was out yesterday and did an 18 minute interview but used less than 1 minute of it. And while I’m not asking to hog the time here (no pun intended) I think what … Read the Rest

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Fighting for local food at Virginia Tech

Context: Virginia Tech created a new position called a sustainability director in dining services Oct. 1, 2008, and hired Andy Sarjahani to fill it. He has been aggressive and made remarkable changes in a few short months.Last month he exchanged battery eggs from Pennsylvania with Virginia cage-free (a far cry from pastured, but we take … Read the Rest

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