Holistic — means more than most consider

As the term "holistic" has been popularized, it tends to emphasize wholeness and so it is an uplifting and enlarging concept. But it also means embracing complexity, the unknown, and our inability to control things. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Bowman v. Monsanto: This Case Is About Every Farmer, Person and Seed in the World #foodie friday

Indian scientist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva addresses the recent U.S. Supreme Court case pitting an Indiana farmer against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company. The soybean farmer bought and planted a mix of unmarked grain typically used for animal feed, and the plants that grew contained the popular herbicide-resistant genetic trait known as Roundup Ready, which Monsanto guards closely with patents. Monsanto accused Bowman of using their technology without paying for it. Shiva has long been critical of Monsanto and the movement to genetically engineer and patent seeds. She points to how these changes have impacted India's farming community. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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