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Natalie and I ventured to Royal Oak last night to see a showing of Food Inc. The movie was great, and as good as I thought it would be. We both had a pretty good understanding of the issues going in, and to see them described in more detail was very eye opening. A lot of reviews I have read mentioned that after you see Food Inc. you will never eat the same way again, which in my opionion is a very good thing. To see how evil corporations (Tyson, Perdue, Monsanto, Smithfield) operate should make us all call for change. Yes, the movie is very one-sided, but throughout the movie you see that none of these corporations would be interviewed for the movie. Instead they decide to post a response on their website, for example, http://www.monsanto.com/foodinc/. You can even take a quiz/an ‘explanation’ of their side of the story, have fun!

I encourage everyone who reads my blog to go see this movie, it opens in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theatre on July 18. If you don’t live in Ann Arbor, you can find when the movie will be playing near you by going to http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480.

In the meantime please sign this petition to get real food back in our schools http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/campaign/time_for_lunch. Your signature will be used in a public display of support during this year’s reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Here is the Time for Lunch Policy Platform http://www.slowfoodusa.org/downloads/campaigns/time_for_lunch-platform.pdf.

Natalie and I visited Rowe’s Produce farm last week and picked 11-pounds of strawberries for under $20 (strawberries were $1.46/Ib). The crazy thing is we stopped at Whole Foods on the way home to pick up some ice cream and saw Michigan strawberries for $3.99/Ib. Here are some pics from our strawberry picking…



Fianlly here are some updated garden pics…

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed”

-Mahandas K. Gandhi

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Well after a couple of weeks since my last post things are really starting to grow. I spent this evening mulching around the tomato and pepper plants. The tomatoes are really starting to look good with strong stalks. The peppers are still a little small but should start to grow once we start getting 80-degree + temperatures on a daily basis. Last night we got our first harvest. Natalie and I picked an onion, it was very tasty.

Here are the lastest pics:

The first harvest, a green onion, it was yummy


Green onions

beets

beets
Red Romaine and Little Gem lettuce
Quadrato Asti Giallo Pepper
Gooseberry Tomato
Green Zebra Tomato
Red Brandywine Tomato
Red Pear Tomato
Indian Prince Flowers
Rosa Biance Eggplant
Cilantro
Sunflower
The plot after mulching the tomatoes and peppers
tomatoes and peppers

-Henry David Thoreau

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