The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Levi

If you ever go to Lexington, KY you've got to check out Al's burger joint and bar on Limestone. A neighborhood dive that also serves up some locally-sourced food. I was honored to see that they had created a burger in my name:
I'm not sure if I'm quite as intimidating as that burger, but perhaps...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Georgia Tops National Rankings!

Well, the state budget might not be in such good shape right now but residents of Georgia still have a lot to be proud of: namely, our state recently topped an important national ranking published by the Center for Public Integrity. Georgia is the most corrupt state in the nation! According to Reuters, the study cited Georgia's "lax ethics enforcement laws and vast legal loopholes as the main reasons for its failing grade." After nearly a century of trying to encourage economic investment through lax regulation and tax breaks, what do we have to show for it? A failing state budget; high unemployment and poverty levels; poor education; and a whole lotta corruption...Perhaps its time for a new strategy?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Waste Fats

I don't know what to make of this poster that I saw recently on my spring break trip to Cali, but it is really interesting nonetheless.
The image is from a series of ads run by the US government during WWI and WWII promoting self-sufficiency and thrift as keys to good citizenship. Here are some more food related ones: