I think we always overestimate how much things are going to change, because often we fail to account for the adaptability of humanity in our projections. I think I'll be having much of the same thing for dinner in 2020 that I had in 2012, 2002, and 1992. I focus on fresh foods with home-prepared meals!
Added by Jeff Lail on May 2, 2012 at 1:09pm —
People are struggling for food because animals are dying. We have a little garden with vegetables in our very small backyard. Houses and businesses are going up everywhere! There is barely any farms or forests left. We bought a cow to give us fresh milk and we take pills to give us our protein and nutrients that we need. We make everything from scratch and try to be creative with what we have. The world quickly started going down hill 5 years ago and we couldn't work fast enough to repair the… Continue
Added by Bre'anna Rousseau on May 17, 2011 at 1:54am —
mmm foood. Continue
I'm so pleased that I picked up a small book called "Food for Free" in a charity shop back in 2010. I remember thinking, I'll try a new wild food whenever I go out for a walk. And so I did! The first was lime tree leaves (Tilia platyphyllos). I picked the smallest leaf I could reach (as I'd read that when the get big they are not so nice) and nibbled tentatively at one edge. I was surprised, but just as the book said, they could be used a salad leaf - very nice…
Added by Morag on May 5, 2011 at 2:17pm —
Future Without Energy
Probably everyone thinks it’s horrible to face the future without energy. But I think it will also bring us some bright sides, too. The following are my thoughts about the changing of the world and the new life style of the future.
Traffic systems will change the most if oil is no longer available. People will have a hard time while scientist haven’t figure… Continue
Added by Charlotte on April 27, 2011 at 1:07pm —
Compared to countries like Africa it seems to be ridiculous to talk about food insecurity in Germany. Because of its political system everybody is able to get enough food to survive – one thinks. Fact is, that hunger is also a topic in a high developed country like Germany. According to the broadcast “FAKT” of the German television station “Das Erste” around 11 million people are threatened by hunger in Germany It’s affecting homeless people but also solitary and retired persons,widows and… Continue
Added by Viola Roschdi on April 11, 2011 at 10:51pm —
Food shortage is not really an issue here in Germany. However, there are people, who haven't been that lucky and are dependent on the helpf of others. These people have hardly enough money to live, or a stroke of fate forced them to live on the street.
On the other side, Germany has plenty of food. Super markets, butchers and bakeries throw tons of enjoyable food away. Nürnberger Tafel e.V. drives around and collects food-donations from these business, which are then destributed among the… Continue
Added by Christian Baccarella on April 6, 2011 at 7:22am —
Ahhh the fresh scent of the produce section. For me the familiar smell always brings a smile to my face. Now I assume that most people don't smile upon seeing a pile of apples at the grocers, but we all have our favorite fruit and vegetable, and theres not much that can replace the essential nutrients they contain. What would happen though if they slowly started disappearing? What would happen if we lived in a world where flowers were a rare luxury, or one where we could never taste the… Continue
Added by Ethan Hackett on April 5, 2011 at 6:30pm —
I've chosen the idea of Sharing for Food Security.
Living on a small island for the most part as I do, we already have a very tight-knit community of wonderful caring people who come together for all sorts of project or parties. A call for a meeting regarding Transition Town in our newsletter caught my eye: Quadra Island Transtion Initiative http://www.quadraisland.ca/transition/index.html
The Transition… Continue
Added by Buffy B on April 4, 2011 at 3:34pm —
in 2008, 85 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the
entire year, and 14.6 percent of households were food insecure at least
some time during that year, up from 11.1 percent in 2007. This is the
highest recorded prevalence rate of food insecurity since 1995 when the
first national food security survey was conducted. in other countries they struggle more, but thankfully there are facilities which will help them if only little by little.
Added by Marisol Hernandez on September 12, 2010 at 12:30pm —
It is physically impossible to live without any food in life.
However some researchers believe that a people can manage survive without the same ammount of food consumption they had daily for extended periods of time because their metabolisms attempt to adapt to this changes so that when your body senses starvation, it extracts every last nutrition from whatever food you eat and over time it gets trained to become more efficient in processing of food.
So how do…
Added by oluka bruno on May 18, 2010 at 7:35pm —
I’ve done quite a bit of research for a couple of newsletter issues I’ve produced regarding food crisis and food security, and I have thought a lot about the Continue
conditions in other countries and the looming shortages of the future globally.
However, living in Vancouver, a beautiful metropolitan port city, often we
forget to look at food security implementation in our own area. But it is so
necessary for the increasing numbers of homeless and…
Added by Roberta Voyer on May 17, 2010 at 5:41am —
There is one vital piece of information you need to know about an area if you're going to try to live on sustainably and locally raised food, and that's the date-range for the first and last frost of the season. It may seem like such a little thing, but getting it wrong can mean losing an entire year's crop on either end.
Here in the mountains, our weather can be fickle. The temps get balmy fairly early in spring, often feeling downright temperate early as mid-March. But don't let… Continue
Added by Soni Pitts on May 17, 2010 at 4:35am —
As part of my last Americorps service year, I got to spend 3 months working in the Emma Family Resource Center (serving the Emma community) and my favorite part of the job was managing the food pantry. Every week, I got to spend the first half of one day "shopping" at the local MANNA food bank, buying and entire truckload of food to restock our pantry.
Then I got to help make up food boxes to give out to those in need. I loved this job so much, because it felt like I got to be Santa… Continue
Added by Soni Pitts on May 17, 2010 at 2:29am —
I live in an area that has a vast disparity between the rich and the poor. It is a tourist-based area divided into a small population of wealthy part-time residents, a slightly larger population of middle-class white collar workers and a large population of low-paid service workers who are highly dependent on seasonal work and who compete in the off season for a small number of low-income jobs. This means that a lot of people can't afford to buy healthy food on a regular basis.
On the… Continue
Added by Soni Pitts on May 13, 2010 at 2:00am —
Journal Entry May, 2020
Ate a delicious dinner with Jean, a schoolteacher from Ethiopia. We met online, and instantly realized that we shared the goal of using technology in education. It didn't take long for us to get some projectors shipped, and start a webinar classroom in his home town, that was years ago, an I'm finally getting to meet him. The meal tonight was fantastic, its amazing how my diet has transformed, as I have transformed others diets as well.
Over the years of… Continue
Added by Gabriel Martin on May 12, 2010 at 7:05am —
I've already started on this one. Renovating an old house, I decided to
put in a cool duct to lead to a cooling cupboard for fruit and
vegetables. This should mean I can downsize the refrigerator, and
hopefully phase it out eventually once I set up a pot in pot fridge to
keep the milk cold. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot-in-pot_refrigerator
I have set up a 6m long… Continue
Added by Sam D on May 10, 2010 at 11:00am —
The sun hangs low above the Pacific. Wisps of clouds begin to take on tinges of orange and red. Silhouettes, lit from behind by the setting sun, dot the horizon for miles in each direction. Each one holds in their hands a different tool, a different toy. Some hold hula hoops, some swords or staves. Some spin nunchaku, some poi, or balls on chains.
All stand in silence, waiting to hear the cue to begin. Then, as the sun touches the water, a song comes from the huge crowd on the beach.… Continue
Added by Nick Heyming on May 9, 2010 at 6:51am —
my resiliency improvements for Austin, Texas, USA is in 5 parts. most of my plans are based around redundancy and charity. there is also a major focus on the local community; localized centers give people a direct connection to sources that often seem out of touch. all of these will be networked to each other in a fully connected graph.
1) medical care
while there are several hospitals around, they would be insufficient to deal… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on May 8, 2010 at 1:15am —
Here are the ingredients my favorite meal made from products available in Vancouver right now:
rosemary, basil, thyme
butter from local dairy
I think I could do the 100 mile diet. It would take a bit of work but I think it would be worthwhile.
Added by Madison DeNiro on May 7, 2010 at 1:40pm —
Vancouverites are lucky. There is an abundance of food produced within 100 miles of Vancouver. Here's an example of what is available here in May:
Vegetables: Asparagus, beans (dried), beets (storage), carrots…
Added by Madison DeNiro on May 7, 2010 at 1:00pm —