The Ethicurean has been nominated for a TreeHugger.com Best of Green award, in the Food & Health category. The Best of Green Awards recognize "the people, companies and ideas doing the best in walking the sustainability walk within their respective fields," and the candidates are suggested by readers and winnowed by the editors. Then you get to vote. Starting today and running until Friday, April 2, 2010, you can vote once a day until voting ends. Winners will be announced the week of April 12, 2010.
Thank you, dear patient readers, for this honor, which puts us on the same menu as Barry Estabrook's terrific blog, The Politics of the Plate. We're really touched and very surprised, given that our content flow has slowed to a trickle.
The Ethicurean has gone through many transformations in the close to four years since I cofounded it with some friends. I regret that our daily posts and biweekly Digests have fallen victim to the team's busy-ness, and I hope that we can get back to more regular posting very soon. (Marc and Jennifer have been doing a great job keeping the site on life support.) I miss writing here, but the economy has taken its toll on my free time -- I have various part-time jobs now, including Deputy Food Editor for Grist.org -- and around April 1 I'll be giving birth to a tiny Ethicurean. But one thing's for certain -- I and the rest of the Ethicureans still believe more than ever in chewing the right thing, and we'll continue to share our musings on and investigations into SOLE and non-SOLE food issues with you one way or another, awards or no awards.