Monthly Archives: July 2011

Filled Up or Fed Up: John Edel

John Edel is the owner and developer of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, a green business incubator in the Stockyards Industrial Corridor. As General Contractor, Edel took the facility from a burnt-out shell to 100% occupancy while using a mixture … Continue reading

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Endangered Food

A friend passed along a must-read article from the National Geographic about the importance and the implications of protecting different varieties of seed. It’s troubling – to say the least – to think that varieties of heirloom vegetables and grain … Continue reading

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Money and Food

It seems like a lot of articles coming across my virtual desk these days are talking about quality food and associated costs. Most of you know something about this. Taco Bell can sell a taco for 79 cents while Whole … Continue reading

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Film Review: Queen of the Sun

Simply put: go see this documentary film. It beautifully illustrates the delicate interconnectedness between bees and the rest of the planet in a very poetic and encompassing way. Most “environmental documentaries” are powerful because they provide visuals to the causes … Continue reading

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Food and Farming 101 – Part 2

After writing the first installment, I realized a Part 2 was necessary. Wine is an interesting case study. Water, earth, and sun all contribute to the grape and the characteristics that will ultimately take effect in the final product. Wine … Continue reading

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Food and Farming 101

Plants need water, earth and sun to grow. They have a life cycle. Early spring is typically when it gets warm enough to plant things and have them start growing. If you live in a warmer climate where it’s sunny … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

If you don’t know what quinoa is or how to pronounce it, you should. It’s a gluten-free grain that’s loaded with protein and other good stuff. It’s also very versatile and I like mixing into it a wide variety of … Continue reading

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