Chelsea Green Publishing

Primitive, Sacred Brews Were Drunk Not for Their Flavor, but for Their Psychotropic Effects

This excerpt is from Pascal Baudar’s book The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature’s Ingredients (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.

Keep reading... Show less

Chemicals in America Are Woefully Unregulated

This excerpt is adapted from Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams’ new book What’s Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.

Keep reading... Show less

How a Tiny Village Became the First Place in the World to Ban All Synthetic Pesticides

For hundreds of years, the people of Mals—a tiny village in the South Tirol province of northern Italy—had cherished their traditional foodways and kept their local agriculture organic. Yet the town is located high up in the Alps, and the conventional apple producers, heavily dependent on pesticides, were steadily overtaking the valley below. Aided by climate change, Big Apple (i.e., large corporate, industrialized apple growers) crept further up the region’s increasingly warmer valleys and mountainsides, its toxic sprays drifting with the valley’s ever-present winds and falling on the farms and fields of Mals—endangering their health, biodiversity, organic certifications, and their thriving tourism economy. 

Keep reading... Show less

What's the Best Time of Day to Eat Carbs If You Have Diabetes?

The following excerpt is adapted from the new book Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes by Mona Morstein, ND (2017, Chelsea Green Publishing)

Keep reading... Show less

Here's How Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray Learned How to Forage for a Three-Course Dinner

Patience Gray wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement—from foraging to eating locally—long before it became part of the cultural mainstream and has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate traditional foodways and regional cuisines.

Keep reading... Show less

You May Never Eat Octopus Again After Reading This

The following essay is by Sy Montgomery, taken from Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’ new book Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.

Keep reading... Show less

Here's Why Breeding Dogs Amounts to Animal Cruelty

The following essay, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, is from the new book Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (2017, Chelsea Green Publishing).

Keep reading... Show less

What Is Erotic Ecology and Can It Help Save the Planet?

The following is an excerpt from the new book Matter & Desire: An Erotic Ecology, by Andreas Weber (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017).

Keep reading... Show less
BRAND NEW STORIES

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.