It’s really just 75 pages. Plus appendix. Done and done (and to be defended on Wednesday). What else have I been reading? The New York Times report that it will be harder to enforce the Obama administration’s nutritional guidelines for school lunches after the House Appropriations Committee created a loophole for schools that couldn’t afford … Continue reading Lately.
It will come as no surprise that I’m a city kid. Born and bred as an urbanite (though with an intermittent stint in a Swiss village that only taught me that farmers own, on average, 10 – 15 cows on large pastures, each with its own little cow bell – bucolic, but not very representative) … Continue reading Hopes and Struggles of A New Farming Family: Plough & Stars
I have been exploring a couple of new travel blogs that have me so so so excited about further travel, but that have incidentally also pointed to great other musings. Bridges and Balloons comes from two digital nomads that have settled down for months at a time in Argentina, Mexico, Bali and Berlin amongst others … Continue reading Saturday Morning Movie: Overview!
For our last agricultural history lecture, we were fortunate to receive a guest speaker from the department who is involved in a mammoth project of mapping the world’s food systems across time. What an interesting pastime, but what a challenge! This is what I referred to in my last post – one of the off-hand … Continue reading The Pre-Columbian Amazon – A Pristine Rainforest Or Intensive Settlement?
Man, sometimes you just have to catch yourself in moments of pure luck. Like today, after a morning spent in glorious summer weather hammering out the last formatting issues of my thesis, when I was able to attend a lunch seminar (who said there was no free lunch in economics?) with the inspiring Kate Raworth … Continue reading Review: Kate Raworth's 'Doughnut Economics'
The last words of the thesis are being written, summer plans are being made, and I’m just waiting with bated breath to see which international organizations would let me work for them (for free!) in the next year to see how institutions can support sustainable agricultural practices. If you have any leads – please do … Continue reading On the Radar – "Fed Up" And More!
On Friday, I was a participant in a seminar hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture. The topic was the interlinkages between the newest scientific insights related to climate change and the future of agricultural and ‘green’ growth in general. My take-away thinking back with a bit of distance? We are great … Continue reading Review: "A changing climate – How does it affect Swedish possibilities of green growth?"