FDL Book Salon Welcomes Helen Caldicott, Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Dr. Caldicott convened a symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine on March 11 and 12, 2013, the second anniversary of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. She assembled some of the leading scientists, epidemiologists, physicists, and physicians from around the world to present their latest research on Fukushima and nuclear plant hazards. Indicative of the line-up of experts convened by Dr. Caldicott is the author of the book’s first chapter: Naoto Kan, the prime minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima disaster. Dr. Caldicott edited their presentations and added an introduction and wrap-up for this book to expand the reach of this information.


On World Day of Food Sovereignty, Struggling for Land in Brazil

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:16 pm

October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not controlled by corporations, small farmers and allies across the globe have also named October 16 the Day of Action for Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Organizations.

A prerequisite of food sovereignty is comprehensive land reform, through which small farmers can control their own land and production, and have access to credit, marketing assistance, and other government support on which their livelihood often depends.

Sunday Food: Pumpkin Cake

By: Sunday October 12, 2014 8:39 am

This weekend is Pumpkin Fest here, and when I came upon a recipe that called the product tacky, that seemed fitting. Selling pumpkin is the purpose this weekend, and that should include some tastelessness along with the tasty appeal.

UPDATED: US Strikes In Syria Blow Up Grain Silos And Kill Civilians

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 2:09 pm

You’re welcome. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US-led airstrikes in Syria have targeted more than hyped terrorist groups. The war monitoring organization has claimed that the military strikes hit grain silos, killing civilian workers that help distribute food to the Syrian population struggling to survive under difficult conditions.

Food Sunday: Apple Butter

By: Sunday September 28, 2014 5:20 pm

The fall has treasure of many kinds, but apples appearing everywhere is a major one. When there’s an abundance of fresh, crisp apples to chomp, we also have to think about keeping the many we can find now from spoiling when the season passes. At the moment, applesauce is a quick and easy way I’m putting away apples for later. Another method I’m about to try is apple butter making, and I ran across a wonderful idea, using the crockpot.

Over Easy: To Market To Market ….

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 6:28 am

The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest market and for my money the best place for meats, fruits and vegetables. Not to mention breads, cookies, cakes, sausages, poultry … you name it. With venders for just about anything. Dairy, pasta, Mexican, fish and even Asian.

Sunday Food: Ketchup

By: Sunday August 31, 2014 6:30 pm

Since we talked about mustard last week, it’s definitely time to deal with ketchup. As I’ve mentioned, I lost my taste for ketchup some time back, and don’t use it now. However, I’m probably in the minority there, and I do notice that the stores have at least as much ketchup on their shelves as there are mustards, with much less variety.

Come Saturday Morning: More Songs about Buildings and Food

By: Saturday August 2, 2014 6:45 am

For you vicarious food fans out there: Try the blog of Not Quite Nigella, a lass from Down Under.

Sunday Food: Lard!

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 3:45 pm

Is lard healthy or unhealthy? I don’t know. What I do know is that lard was one of the not-so-secret ingredients our parents, grandparents, and so on used to make that wonderfully crisp fried chicken or those oh so flaky biscuits and dinner rolls.

Friday Food for the Fourth

By: Friday July 4, 2014 8:12 am

I myself am not hosting a picnic, I’ll be collecting neighborhood cheeseburgers later this afternoon, but I came across this tasty looking vegetable platter I thought you guys would like: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ Miso-Butter Grilled Veggies with Basil-Mint Pesto.

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