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Yes we icon: SOLE food movement needs images

To mark the opening of "Water, Rivers and People (Agua, Ríos y Pueblos)," a photography exhibition about people's relationship with rivers and their struggle to protect them from destructive dams, mining projects, and other threats, International Rivers held a panel discussion with two of the exhibit's...

“Botany of Desire” musical plans revealed

Annals of Pollanation: Two artists-in-residence at UC Berkeley, Alex Harvey and John Gromada, are adapting Michael Pollan's 2001 bestseller "The Botany of Desire" as a musical, and last week several hundred people attended a  campus read-though of the upcoming work. Fun fact: The marijuana section may...

Artists explore urban sustainability at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

"Gatherers — Fallen Fruit, Elysian Park," 2005, giclee print, photo courtesy of David Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young (downloaded from YBCA's press room) A new exhibition of artists' responses to the concept of sustainability opened at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last...

Wear the Sun-Food Agenda on your chest

Ethicurean reader Erica Nofi was so moved by Michael Pollan's "Farmer in Chief" policy manifesto in last week's New York Times Magazine food politics issue that she created a T-shirt that visually encapsulates his central message: Let's go back to growing food with sunlight, not oil. After reading Pollan'...

Report from TASTE3 – Artist Chris Jordan “runs the numbers” for everyday actions

"Paper Bags" by Chris Jordan, www.chrisjordan.com, used with permission When artist Chris Jordan (right) began the first talk of the 2008 TASTE3 conference, the audience was excited, engaged, and ready to learn. But with his first few slides — paper bags, plastic cups, water bottles — they started squirming...