tagged w/ produce
f you had asked me that question 15 years ago I would have said, who cares. I didn’t eat much in the way of vegetables. You’d be lucky to see me eat a potato or have a salad. Most of that changed when I met my wife who was practically a vegan when we met and today I have to ask what happened to the quality of our produce.f you had asked me that question 15 years ago I would have said, who cares. I... more
This morning there was a big hoopla in the papers and online about the opening of the new Fresh & Easy market in the Richmond District. Now I like to go to openings of things around the city, but don’t like the lines and crush of people. I figured, this is a grocery store. There shouldn’t be any problems right? WRONG!This morning there was a big hoopla in the papers and online about the opening of the... more
Anyway, I remember a few years ago, everyone was freaking out, like, “where have all the bees gone,” and it was this big national tragedy about the disappearing bees, and it was going to have all these unforeseen consequences and end up killing us all. They thought the bees were going extinct because of cell phone towers I think, or avian flu, or Justin Bieber? I don’t know.
But guess what haters? You were all wrong. Apparently I’ve singlehandedly figured out what happened to all the fricking bees.Anyway, I remember a few years ago, everyone was freaking out, like, “where have... more
I've always said that some day I want to have a job where I can make enough money that I could shop only at Andronico's. That doesn't mean I would only shop there, but this is the store that has the biggest selection of foods that you won't find at your local Safeway or Lucky's and to top it off the quality of their foods are much higher than at regular chain grocers.I've always said that some day I want to have a job where I can make enough money... more
By downloading ShopSavvy, a free smartphone application, consumers can scan the GS1 barcode and instantly link with the grower’s profile, website, production practices and a map of the farm -- right at the point of purchase.
http://www.thegrower.org/readnews.php?id=7p1t2o4x6k5tBy downloading ShopSavvy, a free smartphone application, consumers can scan the GS1... more
And not just at the farmer's market... http://www.montereyherald.com/business/ci_17236284?nclick_check=1And not just at the farmer's market...... more
Her style is specially oriented on dark & melancholic atmosphere with fast kicking! This album is a try above all to make a proof of the beauty, the capacity and the strenght of the union of the free internet worlwide who is more than just a way of diffusion. This is a new way of human interraction, a new human behaviours, base on the fact that we believe than knowlegde and capacity of each single indivual must be give, must be shown, must be an active part of the rest humanity.
http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/noise/6726-mental-d-structionHer style is specially oriented on dark & melancholic atmosphere with fast... more
These reusable produce bags by Blue Lotus are really neat. I always see reusable shopping bags available all over, but never reusable produce bags. And the best thing about this one is that it's made with organic cotton! It's very eco-friendly, made out of cotton and when you're done using it over and over again, you can put it in the composting bin and it will biodegrade! You can use it for all kinds of produces.
They have four different sizes small for nuts and seeds, medium for bulk food: rice, flour, sugar, and large bags for large leafy greens such as salad, kale, collards, you can bring your bags home with your produce in them, moisten them and put it in the refrigerator to keep it moisten and crisp. Don't forget to shop for your produce at your local farmers' market!
- Organic cotton
- BiodegradableThese reusable produce bags by Blue Lotus are really neat. I always see reusable... more
Behold the latest addition to the novelty fruit market ...the pear that looks like a baby buddha | Mail OnlineFor Britain's struggling fruit farmers, things could be about to go even more pear-shaped...
A Chinese farmer has invented baby-shaped pears - and he is planning to export his novel idea over here.
Plucky farmer Gao Xianzhang has created 10,000 of the mini marvels this season and he plans to take the fruits of his labour to the UK and Europe.
Britain could soon see the arrival of the pears, which are shaped like mini buddhas.
If the idea catches on, sales of the mini pears could hit the profits of British farmers who are already struggling to fend off sales of cheaper foreign produce in recession-hit Britain.
Gao spent six years perfecting the intricate baby-shaped pears, carefully crafting each one which grows inside an individual mould.
Despite their hefty cost of £5 each, locals in his home village of Hexia, in Hebia, northern China, have reportedly been snapping them up.
'People seem to think they are cute or lucky and will buy them as soon as they're off the tree,' Gao explained.
Luckily for Gao, he should have few problems getting his quirky shaped fruits past EU officials.
In July, wonky shaped fruit and vegetables such as curvy cucumbers and knobbly carrots returned to supermarket shelves after EU rules restricting the size and shape of 36 types of fruit and vegetables
For the last 20 years, EU-wide marketing standards have encouraged the sale of finest-looking produce for sale in shops.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211141/Behold-latest-addition-novelty-fruit-market--5-pear-looks-like-baby-buddha.html#ixzz0qrRNz6UhFor Britain's struggling fruit farmers, things could be about to go even more... more
Changemakers blog about virtual reality so real that it astounds the mind!
http://smblog.changemakers.com/coffee-talk-this-earth-day-try-farmville-theChangemakers blog about virtual reality so real that it astounds the mind!... more
Riot sounds produce riots! Digital Hardcore is functional music not pop music. Fuel for the fire... Music produces emotions. When you feel something you understand it. You don't even need to verbalise it...For this fact music has a lot of power. More than most people think! That's why it's used everywhere... Mostly as a tranquilliser and to escape reality! http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/album-rewievs/360-atari-teenage-riotRiot sounds produce riots! Digital Hardcore is functional music not pop music. Fuel... more
Liam Gallagher is set to produced a forthcoming film based on the Beatles. The film will be a movie adaptation of the 1972 book The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall.Liam Gallagher is set to produced a forthcoming film based on the Beatles. The film... more
Hate having to make an extra shopping trip just to get organic produce? Safeway let's you order online, and they'll deliver to your door. Raleys/Bel Air/Nob Hill Foods let's you order online, then when you pull up to the store they'll load your groceries into your car. Albert & Eve and Farm Fresh to You send you weekly boxes of organic produce.Hate having to make an extra shopping trip just to get organic produce? Safeway... more
Next Year Databar barcodes will be required by many stores to be on every single item of fresh produce. Some tech companies are well positioned to take advantage of this new marketing platform.
http://top10produce.ning.com/video/top-10-extended-packagingNext Year Databar barcodes will be required by many stores to be on every single item... more
It's an exciting time around these parts. For those of you who regularly read our posts, there are two things that may hold true:
You're well acquainted with my weekly Around the Blogs posts where I recap some of the posts on our other Current blogs: News, Movies, Music, Green, Tech, and Comedy.
You're growing tired of the rather bland layout of our blogs. Admittedly, these were a patchwork effort when they launched, but now that we're picking up a little steam...
Join me, for a very special "BEHOLD! A STYLISH NEW BLOG LAYOUT!" edition of Around the Blogs. Here's a round-up of recent posts from our blogs, but do yourself a favor and check out the new layout for each blog. Let us know what you think!
// Vanguard Blog //
Speaking of Vanguard...the team put together a Season III Preview which aired on Current TV last night. Did you miss it? Don't worry! According to our new TV Schedule, the Vanguard Season III Preview will be re-airing on Saturday October 10th 4:30/7:30c.
On October 1st, the Vanguard crew did a special presentation for Current Italy. Here are some highlights:
Laura Ling opened the live show with some thoughts about Vanguard's mission.
Mariana van Zeller flexed one of her five spoken languages, acting as host and translator for the rest of the team during the show. What CAN'T she do?
// Current Music Blog //
Have you embedded Embedded yet? Don't look at me like that. Seriously, if you have a website, blog, MySpace account, or any other home on the Internet that takes video embeds, now is your time. Current Music is looking for help raising awareness for their upcoming special, Embedded.
This is where you come in, I'll let Shana's words do the talking:
Embed Embedded is a viral game in which users get a unique embed code for a sneak peek video from our new six part music special. The user who generates the highest number of video views during a one-week period gets a limited edition poster for the show designed by legendary music artist Justin Hampton. Each week we’ll put up a new video and you have a new chance to be our mastermind of viral videos.
When you log in (hey, we have Facebook Connect login BTW) and visit Embed Embedded on Current each week, you'll find a different video clip to embed. The code to the video on the Embed Embedded page is unique to you. The user with the most views on their video will become the top embed user for the week, and will be showered with praise in the Current Music blog. So what are you waiting for? Start embedding your unique embed code, help us spread the word, and get the opportunity to score some exclusive Embedded swag.
I'll even help you out. My bet for video views would be to embed your unique embed code on your blog, then submit the link to your blog post to Digg, Reddit, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Yahoo! Buzz, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
Well, what are you waiting for?
// Current News //
Lightening round for the News blog:
Love in Gaza: A Palestinian couple marries against all odds
"Der Spiegel has a great story of a Palestinian couple, he in Gaza and she in the West Bank, who came together despite the blockade and travel restrictions. How? The bride crawled through a smugglers’ tunnel out of Egypt."
Read the rest of the story here
Did the US capture an Iranian nuclear scientist? - Reasons to think they did
"Crazy accusations from a regime known for its bending of the truth? Perhaps. But Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker wrote a controversial article last year disclosing the Bush Administrations secret plans to go to war with Iran, and also pointing out a rise in clandestine activities by the US in the Islamic Republic. Additionally, at a talk in Minnesota in March, Hersh went into a little more detail. While he made headlines with a claim that the Bush Administration had “an executive assassination ring”, he also described secret US efforts to capture an Iranian nuclear scientist inside of Iran and use that person to make the case that Iran was secretly building a bomb. So perhaps not such a crazy claim."
Read more here.
Fighting IEDs with advertising
"With IED deaths rising in Afghanistan, what new, futuristic counter-insurgency strategies will the military unleash? How about anti-IED ads?"
Read the full post here.
// Current Movies Blog //
A couple of quick tidbits from the Current Movies blog, as John is wrapping up his coverage of the New York Film Festival.
This week he took a look at Pedro Almodóvar's latest, Broken Embraces and reports back from the press conference featuring both Almodovar and Penélope Cruz. Take a look, it features some of Lichman's finest doodles.
Before that, he took a look at the Palme d'Or snatching film from Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon. Here's a snippet:
"On one hand, it is every bit as brutal and bleak as Caché–almost to a startling degree to some fellow viewers sitting around the first few rows. But on the other hand, If you want proof the Cannes Film Festival is a joke, then look no further than this Children of the Corn remake that won."
Last but not least, Ellen Fox walked us through Fame by the numbers. Here's a taste:
As for the original Fame, it combined the surging hormones of high school and the ache of young artists into a wonderfully frizzy, perspiring, autumn-colored postcard from a New York that’s not around anymore.
New York in 1980 – Graffiti on the subway, no AIDS ransacking the performing arts and not one, but TWO Howard Johnson’s in Times Square. The original’s where a supposedly street-smart Irene Cara meets a sleazy predator. (It’s also where my parents went on their first date).
If you’re like me, and you like to daydream that you’re a serious, emotional teenage dancer (yes, say it with me, dancer!) who lives life at the dance studio, you’ll probably love it. The leg-warmers, the artfully mismatched outfits, the boobs. This look wasn’t invented by American Apparel, ya know.
You can read her full post (and you should) on the Current Movies blog.
// Current Tech Blog //
Things you need to know:
Hunch and Simler are cool. And they sound better than Facebook and Twitter when you talk to your friends.
The future of healthcare is online
Sarah found a walkthrough of the last 30 years in Apple mouse history. You're welcome.
// Current Green Blog //
Leah keeps the Current Green blog stocked fresh with food for thought. Here are a few things you may have missed:
Healthy Food, Healthy Thought -- from guest blogger Joti Levy!
Today, I witnessed a trauma, a trauma that happens every day in Bayview-Hunters Point. I’m not talking about Uganda, but 94124. San Francisco, one of the liberal hubs of the universe. A Superfund toxic site, a modern-day ghetto where the normal pedestrian has to travel miles to get to a grocery store with “healthy” produce — AKA fresh vegetables.
Leah found a DIY on a nickel and dime way to use sink water to flush your toilet, and decided to ask What's your Green It Yourself idea?
Is "frugal" the latest sexy trend?
"But is “extreme frugality” the latest emerging trend? Have we come to a place where we understand that (gasp) resources are limited: and the limited resources in our wallet could be the best metaphor to understand the limited resources on the planet?"
// Current Comedy Blog //
Sometimes FAILs are FAILs. Other times, they aren't. Josh lives for the opportunity to analyze and re-evaluate FAILs.
So here he is, with part 3 in his ongoing series of "Some FAILs, that I don't think are FAILs".
It's important to stay informed, and Josh is doing his part. So take a look at some PSAs (that aren't real), and don't say he didn't warn you.It's an exciting time around these parts. For those of you who regularly read our... more
A live album can be many things: a candid snapshot, a footnote to a scene, or even just a thrifty alternative to studio time. Antlers, a collection of live Bastro recordings from 1991, is the rarest kind of live album: it illuminates a side of the band that, in turn, casts their previous work in a new light as well.“1991 has been called the year that punk broke. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=41&id=55%3AbastroA live album can be many things: a candid snapshot, a footnote to a scene, or even... more
Fall Be Kind really mines the depths of the b-bin: musical theater + jam band + Putumayo. Liking it feels goofy, even though it’s pretty good. The references seem to be in good faith – Animal Collective always sounds like a band doing exactly what it wants. Over the years, this embrace of artistic freedom paradoxically leads the band further and further into postmodernism.
http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=41&id=38%3Ai-installed-with-my-own-language-but-the-back-end-is-still-in-englishFall Be Kind really mines the depths of the b-bin: musical theater + jam band +... more