Environment / Green
Now that 94 percent of the soy and 70 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, Monsanto -- one of the companies that dominates the GMO seed market - might look to some like it's winning. But if we look a little closer, I'd say they're holding on by a thread.
A popular New York City eatery, Bell, Book and Candle says it's improving quality and lowering its carbon footprint by cooking with food it grows on the roof. The restaurant has created a mini-farm on its rooftop where it can grow up to 60 percent of the produce that chef/owner John Mooney uses in his dishes. Sharon Reich of Reuters paid him a visit and the inspirational video is at
UPDATE ~ Delta Council Paves Way for Massive Housing Development on Farmland, Over Public Opposition ~ On the eve of municipal elections, Delta Council has unanimously voted to begin amending its Official Community Plan, paving the way for a highly controversial housing development by Century Group atop the Southlands (aka Spetifore Farm).
These exciting and comfortable designs from the new book "Small Eco Houses" show what's possible, and sustainable, in 1,500 square feet or less.
UPDATING for the next global rally: September 24th - come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot. Come with your neighbors and your friends, your family and your co-workers. Come be part of something huge. It's time to get moving again, even more seriously and inspired. Moving Planet is a worldwide rally - a single day - to move us away from fossil fuels.