Why is meat so cheap? Plant-based is getting cheaper but still catching up

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat just got closer to the price of regular meat. The 20 percent price cut is part of a strategy to take plant-based meat mainstream. Vox, by Kelsey Piper  Feb 2, 2021 In the past few years, meatless meat products have taken off among consumers. But the meatless meat market is still only about 1 percent of the meat market. …

1.5°C above baseline is now the prescribed upper limit to global warming. Global temps for first 6 months of 2020 registered 1.3°C above baseline.

Global temperature for the first six months of 2020 registered 1.3°C above baseline, a number that has new significance ever since the IPCC Special Report/2018 about the risks of exceeding 1.5°C. NOVEMBER 20, 2020, https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/20/expert-ipcc-reviewer-speaks-out/ Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out BY ROBERT HUNZIKER Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion/XR recently interviewed Peter Carter, M.D., who has …

Just recovery policies

Foundations for a Just Recovery Many of the policy solutions we advocate for a just recovery are cross-cutting by nature. They aim to shift mindsets, cultural norms, how people are treated, how our voices are heard, and how bedrock environmental laws are upheld, creating an overarching structure from which to fight for social, environmental, and economic justice. Honor those whose …

The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Listen to this story, Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer on As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange? The cool breath of evening slips off the wooded …

Patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms can reveal whether an ecosystem is thriving or on the verge of collapse.

A Mathematician Who Decodes the Patterns Stamped Out by Life: Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms. She’s found that they can reveal whether an ecosystem is thriving or on the verge of collapse. Quanta Magazine by Joshua Sokol Read when you’ve got time to spare. Corina Tarnita decoded mysterious “fairy circle” patterns in the …

Recipe: Cauliflower & Green Olives

Roasted Cauliflower With Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan, NYT By Melissa Clark, 2 main-dish servings or 4 side-dish servings Studded with salty olives, pancetta and Parmesan that gets golden and crisp at the edges, this is roasted cauliflower at its brightest and most full-flavored. You can serve the caramelized florets either as a vegetable-based main dish or a hearty side to …

“Expired” Milk Still Has So Much More to Give

BY STEPHANIE LOOMIS PAPPAS SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 In Basically on a Budget, we’ll talk tips, ingredients, and recipes that’ll help you save money and eat well. Milk doesn’t turn bad at the stroke of midnight, but I still find myself pouring out the last few ounces on the expiration date because our main milk drinker is a six-year-old who does not enjoy any funky …

In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restores the land

The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms Fall 2017 THE JUST TRANSITION ISSUE TABLE OF CONTENTS  IN DEPTH Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back 4 Reasons Trump Can’t Stop the Renewables Revolution Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms How to Feed Ourselves …

The End of Meat Is Here

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals. By Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Eating Animals” and “We Are the Weather.” May 21, 2020, NYT Is any panic more primitive than the one prompted by the thought of empty grocery store shelves? Is any relief more primitive than the …