Recently I had the honour of attending a special convocation to honour the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva, seed-saving activist and advocate for sustainable farming. She was awarded an Honorary...
May 18, 2013 by Tsiporah Grignon Under food, grignon, trust, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food: Learn who to trust about our food supply
Recently I presented a documentary film festival here on Gabriola (filmgabriola.com). Even though the movies themselves were not about food, such as Food Inc., I tend to notice food-related...
April 10, 2013 by Tsiporah Grignon Under Elemental, food, Gabriola Film Festival, Occupy Love, Pink Ribbons, Short Cut to Nirvana, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Inspiration and thoughts about food from movies
What would you do if you knew that some food items you usually buy were produced using slave labour? I am referring to ones we do not grow locally, such as sugar, coffee and chocolate.
January 15, 2013 by Tsiporah Grignon Under chocolate, clothing, coffee, food, industry, production, slavery, sugar, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental...
December 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under action, chris semrick, economic, environmental, food, local, movement, political, social Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!
Growing up, my mom kept a large vegetable garden, as did her mom. My paternal grandparents also kept a large garden along with cows, pigs and sheep. We had our own chickens for eggs...
September 22, 2012 by Nicole Shaw Under food, knowledge, sharing Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
It is likely that most of us who read this magazine are grateful we live where there is such bounty. I believe that the simplified message of 2012 is about putting our love into action....
September 22, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under chickens, decolonization, food, salt, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food Bites
Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,...
August 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, meat, nutrition Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on You Are What Your Food Eats
I spent a week of spring break on my sister’s 107 acre farm, North of Kamloops, near my home town of Barriere. Five years ago, her family moved onto this beautiful piece of land...
June 1, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chickens, chris semrick, ethical, farm, food, lambs, meat, pigs Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Chickens And Piglets And Lambs! Oh My!
In reading about different diets, we may have come across words of encouragement by famous people on the merits of vegetarianism. Einstein has said: “Nothing will benefit human health...
May 27, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under food, local, tsiporah, veganism Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food: Some Thoughts On Veganism
Until recent discussions about food security, we rarely thought about agriculture — the soil, the water needed, the sun, the farmer. Our thinking has been something like this: It’s...
April 12, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under arable land, evolution, food, local, social, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food: Arable Land, Local Food, and Social Evolution
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