Welcome to My Munchable Musings!
I started this blog late in 2008 after a year of attempting a vegan diet, but it quickly fell by the wayside. Resurrected in fall 2009, it has become a place where my interests in ecology and sustainability, food and agriculture, and cooking and baking can intermingle.
In 2011 the human population hit 7 billion people. Not only do we face immense challenges with all of these mouths to feed, but we must do so in a world of limited natural resources, diverse demands on the land, and a changing climate. Through my blog I try to highlight the impact our modern food systems have on the planet and how changes in our natural systems have consequences for growing food. Whether it is a discussion of cocoa production and small-scale farmers, or the seasonal veggies at my local farmers market, there is no shortage of interesting stories to share on the topic of food and the environment.
Who Am I?
Born and bred in the Pacific Northwestern United States, I'm a laid-back outdoors enthusiast, who recently moved from being a geographer in the UK to studying environmental decision-making in Australia. Not surprisingly, my life kind of revolves around food, and I harbor not-so-secret infatuations with fresh produce, quick veggie dishes, and chocolate. My background is in ecology, conservation biology, and geography, but I've worked in international development on topics of sustainable agriculture and food security, dabbling when I could in the local agriculture scene, teaching yoga, and of course blogging!
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