Resurrecting the Corn Mothers to Make Food Systems Sustainable

Sustainable Food Systems Drive Sustainable Economies In the industrialized¬†world, corporate owned food systems have created low priced, readily¬†available, empty calories with long shelf lives. ¬†This biologically inactive foodstuff (emphasis on stuff) has come at the expense of family farms, rural communities, environmental health, basic human nutrition, and civil liberties. ¬†As a result, the cost of … Read more

Fungi and the Circle of Life

Why Fungi Represent the Circle of Life People look at me funny when I say that fungi are the circle of life.¬† Comments range from the disinterested, ‚ÄúYeah, right.¬†¬† Whatever,‚ÄĚ to the challenging ‚ÄúWhat are you talking about?‚ÄĚ Well, here is what I am talking about. Fungi, particularly microfungi, the kind you need a microscope … Read more

Biodiversity and the Least of Our Brothers

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. ¬†Matthew 25:40-45 American Standard Version. ¬† Social norms, various laws, and widely shared ethics prevent most of us from killing other human beings. Animal lovers and certain vegans object to the … Read more