Monthly Archives: November 2010

Food Security

Among its other well-documented drawbacks, the industrial agriculture system, with its lack of genetic diversity, highly concentrated production and reliance on long-distance transportation,  presents a point of particular vulnerability for the United States.    “Food security” is an issue starting to enter the … Continue reading

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Forellenschuss (aka ‘Speckled Trout’ Lettuce)

This beautiful lettuce is a romaine-type, regarded by most sources as an Austrian variety (but also widely reported to have originated in the early 17th century in the Netherlands, and apparently also popular in the 18th century in Germany).  Forellenschuss translates literally … Continue reading

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