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The 30 Project: Three decades to a more sustainable food system

Article: The 30 Project: Three decades to a more sustainable food system

Remember 1980? The Miracle on Ice? Voodoo economics? “Funkytown” at the top of the charts? Seems like eons ago, doesn’t it? You may not remember (or even realize) that 1980 was also a seminal year (or, the round-about time for big changes) in our food system. Consolidation of agriculture? That’s when we started to see it. High-fructose corn syrup? It started showing up in, well, everything right about then. A decrease in US agricultural aid to other countries? That, too.

So, is any of this important to us now, or just a little food history trivia?

Eco-Friendly Fabric Alternatives

Article: Eco-Friendly Fabric Alternatives

Yesterday, we noted [www.sundance.tv] a few of the issues surrounding using leather (with more coming tomorrow) for upholstery, apparel and other day-to-day lifestyle uses; as it turns out, leather can be one of the more environmentally-harmful fabrics out there. Thankfully, there are many eco-friendly alternatives that can be used in its stead, should you desire,…