A couple of related links for everybody.
First, my friend Ericka rins Catnip Farms and is very active in the sustainable/organic movement. She is particularly intersested in the open spraying of chemical fertilizers & the like. Her farm was "accidentally" sprayed 3 years ago, and she just got her certification back today! Yay! :D visit her at catnip farm
The Sustainable Cuisine White Papers was published in 1999 for a Sustainable Cuisine Dinner hosted by the Earth Pledge Foundation on the occasion of the "Last Earth Day of the Century" on April 22nd, 1999 (OK, stop it now, the debate about which year really ends the century is moot for another 98 years). These White Papers are essays on several aspects of the world of eco-gastronomy, with authors as wide-ranging as Roger Berkowitz of Legal Seafoods , Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and my friend Patrick Martins, President of Slow Food USA. White Papers have been a concise and useful way to explore important issue since the 19th century (regardless of when it ended).
This book is what I sometimes call "bathroom reading for foodies", since it is made of several short essays. Each of them is another concise argument for why people should pursue quality and sustainability in their food choices.
This book is available from EarthPledge by calling 800-639-4099, or visit their website at earthpledge
to read it online ('course, then it's harder to read in the bathroom)