Article with Video: Autumn in Old Delhi: Spices, Porters and Local Fare

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Though the summer intensity has passed in North India, a glimmer of cooler mornings awaits, on the sidelines of Old Delhi. Dust never settles, it just gets redistributed and then the heat lacquers every surface. Each corner of this ancient

Video: The Art of Making Kachoris, Old Delhi Foodways

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Video: The Art of Making Pakoras, Old Delhi Foodways

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Video: Sandra Simone, Rural Farmer, Jazz Singer, Talledega County, AL

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Article with Video: Female Farmers Are Few, But Deeply Rooted 2/3

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A change is underway. Farmers of color — historically rendered invisible, though permanently woven into the fabric of America’s agricultural heritage — are increasing. The first farmers in this country, that is Native Americans and African-Americans, are the backbone of

Article: Farmers of Color 1/3-Part Series

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In this three-part series, I first explore the brief history of the USDA’s exclusion of farmers of color and provide recent USDA data on where farmers of color farm. In the second part, we learn of four dynamic women activists/farmers

Book: Hands and Lands Project: West Africans Create Cultivate Cook, A Photographic Journey

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My latest work is an ever-evolving multimedia project entitled HANDS and LANDS. For this particular portfolio the focus is on West African Hands Create Cultivate Cook. A journey to parts of West Africa with a focus on agriculture, blacksmiths, metal smiths,

Book: Hands and Lands Project: West African Hands Create, Cultivate, Cook

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My latest work is an ever-evolving multimedia project entitled HANDS and LANDS. Join me in Oakland, CA at the Soul Food Korean Restaurant FUSEBOX for an evening of food, photography, film footage and music to celebrate the hands and lands of

Article: Corn, Mexican Culture and Why Free Trade Threatens Both

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Mexico is at the center of corn biodiversity, which strengthens the ecosystems that sustain the land and its inhabitants. Just as indigenous people, like the native Californians, possessed a deep knowledge of oak management and acorns, in Mesoamerica the same

Article: How Native Americans Are Rescuing Our Food Culture

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Indigenous foods and animals are the backbone of North America and the global food culture. Native Foodways magazine is a new publication that gives voice to the rich diversity and resilience of native people. Young and old are reviving their

Article: Pickled Eggplant Adds To A Seductive Legacy & Update on GMO Eggplant in India

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3-Ingredient Pickled Onions Make Summer Last All Year (via Zester Daily) Summer is bountiful. Now is the ideal time to capture that abundance in preserving jars. By doing so, the labors of your summer harvest or that of your local

Article: Pickled Onions, Pickled Pink, Only 3 Ingredients

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Summer is bountiful. Now is the ideal time to capture that abundance in preserving jars. By doing so, the labors of your summer harvest or that of your local farmers’ can be savored in the late fall, throughout the winter

Article 2/2: An Ideal Way To Add Zing To A Meal With Spicy Apricot Chutney

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Biodiversity offers benefits on a micro as well as macro level. The first part of this series focused on three dynamic individuals working to create a more resilient agricultural landscape in Central Asia. In this second part, we look to

Article 1/2: How Three Experts Tackle Biodiversity’s Imperative

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Why worry about varieties of fruits and nuts decreasing? Multiple tastes, different colors, several growing periods, resistance to pests, drought and environmental disasters —  all these factors rest on maintaining, and now reviving, regions and agricultural practices that grow many

Article & Video: African Origins Of Coffee: Why Sustainability Matters, Article 3/3

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Coffee growers are in crisis. According to Kew Gardens, Arabica coffee falls into the vulnerable extinction risk category, though some suggest a rating of endangered is more apt because of the rapid deforestation in Ethiopia. Further deforestation in other Arabica