Digest: Must-watch movie, Coke’s cafe, Back-to-the-Landers II
New York Times*: Our Daily Bread, a new documentary opening today, takes viewers inside the industrial food chain with no narration or text. Writes the reviewer: "[It] can be extremely difficult to watch, but the film’s formal elegance, moral underpinning and intellectually stimulating point of view also make it essential. You are what you eat; as it happens, you are also what you dare to watch." We're scared, but we will dare.
Now (Toronto): A sustainable-seeming coffee shop called Far Coast has opened in Toronto, with reclaimed wood in the flooring, ceiling, and handrails; bamboo stirrers; biodegradable utensils; and of course, fair trade beans. But will the people who care about these things care that it's owned by Coca-Cola? [Via Jack and Treehugger]
The Roanoke Times: We've noticed that a lot of the new farmers popping up in the States seem to be large Christian families. This article profiles one of them.
New York Times*: A Thanksgiving op-ed we missed (thx Jack), by The Atlantic's Corby Kummer, tells us all the native American crops we should be grateful for right now, before global warming halts their production or drives them up to Canada.
Boston Globe: A group called Oceana has successfuly persuaded several supermarket chains to post signs warning consumers about mercury levels in certain fish. Nutritionists are plesed; the FDA is not.
AllHeadlineNews.com: Prince Charles and Camilla have bought a 200-acre organic farm in Wales; he plans to rent the farmhouse to vacationers during the summers.
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