Treat yourself right and watch this remarkable TED video, featuring the charming and enlightening Dan Barber. Owner of the famous Pocantico Hills farm, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Dan is an expert in sustainable farming and an accomplished chef. In this 20 minute video, he talks about the grim realities of “sustainable fishing.”
Another shout out: Chris Blattman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & Economics at Yale. His blog on international development, foreign policy and conflict is superb. Updates come frequently during the week and the archives are a goldmine. If you’re a student, check out the sidebar for loads of relevantadvice.
Foreign Policy magazine wonders if the local food movement can save the world. I totally disagree with the possibility but in this case, hey, I’m just the messenger.
Finally, I’ve been enjoying the Bill Gates blog, Gates Notes. Is it really Bill who writes it? I don’t think so. Still, his pursuits are interesting no matter who is writing about them. In thisconversationhe addresses how hard it is to quantify the economic impact of innovation, especially the clean technology kind.