Yvonne Chen

Author's details

Name: Yvonne Chen
Date registered: 14 June, 2011
URL: http://languidruminations.wordpress.com/

Biography

Yvonne recently received her Masters in Public Policy from Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. While researching her Not Enough Good blog topics on human rights, economic aid in developing countries, and environmental sustainability, she discovered her true passion for agriculture and all things related to food! Yvonne is currently working on expanding her vegetable garden and continuing her path towards affecting social change - including advocating for sustainable lifestyles, healthy and local consumption, and equitable small farms.

Latest posts

  1. The Repercussions of Wasting Food — 21 July, 2011
  2. Alternative Forms of Sustainable Farming: Part I — 19 July, 2011
  3. King Crops: The Dangers of Monocrops (Part III) — 14 July, 2011
  4. Understanding Your Food: Part II — 12 July, 2011
  5. Understanding Your Food: Part I — 7 July, 2011
  6. Cloned Meat: Dangerous? Or Delicious? — 5 July, 2011
  7. Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part III — 30 June, 2011
  8. Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part II — 28 June, 2011
  9. Attempts for Sustainable Fishing, Part One — 23 June, 2011
  10. Opium and Afghanistan — 21 June, 2011
  11. The Little Know Details of Trafficking Men — 16 June, 2011
  12. Jamaica’s Ruined Economy — 14 June, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Attempts for Sustainable Fishing, Part One — 3 comments
  2. The Little Know Details of Trafficking Men — 2 comments
  3. Understanding Your Food: Part I — 2 comments
  4. Jamaica’s Ruined Economy — 2 comments
  5. Cloned Meat: Dangerous? Or Delicious? — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 21

The Repercussions of Wasting Food

I love food.  No, I’m passionate about food.  Better yet, I’m obsessed with food.  So when I read or hear about something negative about the food industry, I naturally want to be one of the people that can create change, or at least do a good job of playing my role as a responsible consumer …

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Jul 19

Alternative Forms of Sustainable Farming: Part I

Community Supported Agriculture – Making Friends with Your Food and Local Farmers Ever since I was young, I have been personally invested in the food I eat.  While my grandfather started off by growing a few plant varieties in the backyard, my father has since ambitiously converted most of our yard into a vegetable garden.  …

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Jul 14

King Crops: The Dangers of Monocrops (Part III)

The Demise of Biodiversity I come from a family of amateur farmers. For as long as I can remember, my backyard in New Jersey has been filled with several types of cucumber, tomato, hot peppers, basil and lettuce plants, all courtesy of the tender ministrations of my grandfather and father.  Growing up around such a …

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Jul 12

Understanding Your Food: Part II

Debunking Some of the Myths About Organic Food Last week I wrote on the importance of understanding your food, based on knowing where your food comes from, and how to eat organically or locally in a bid to be environmentally friendly and health conscious.  While making the move to organic foods products is a good …

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Jul 07

Understanding Your Food: Part I

Understanding Your Environmentally Conscious Eating Options A few years ago, I decided to become vegetarian after reading numerous reports on the production of meat and viewing horrific footage of the fishing industry in Japan, which I mentioned last week.  For a year, I dedicated myself to avoiding meat and seafood.  After a while of living …

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Jul 05

Cloned Meat: Dangerous? Or Delicious?

Ever since the successful cloning of a mammal, Dolly the sheep, cloning has been a hot and controversial topic.  In addition to the moral and ethical issues with cloning, most of the recent focus has been on whether it’s safe to use the offspring of cloned animals as a food source.  Animals like pigs and …

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Jun 30

Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part III

A Carp by Any Other Name Would Taste So Delicious Asian carp, originally brought to America in the 1970s to clean ponds, has since escaped to major waterways, reproduced at lightening speed, and has now become an invasive species.  Able to grow up to 100 pounds, these carp eat so much that they threaten other …

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Jun 28

Attempts Toward Sustainable Fishing: Part II

Dolphin Fishing in Japan In the historic fishing village of Taiji, there is an annual dolphin hunt that takes place for sport.  This culling (or selective slaughter to reduce the dolphin population) in Taiji is a tradition that is mostly unknown to Japanese outside this town because the fishermen hide it from view.  Dolphin hunting …

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Jun 23

Attempts for Sustainable Fishing, Part One

Shark Fin Soup When my sister recently got married, my parents and I traveled to Taiwan to throw a wedding banquet so our entire family could be together.  My parents splurged on one of the fancy menus at the banquet hall so that my sister would have “nothing but the best”.  As we ate course …

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Jun 21

Opium and Afghanistan

The opium industry in Afghanistan is booming! But will it remain this way?  The poppy plant, from which opium is derived, has been a staple crop of Afghan farmers for many years now.  And for good reason, for poppy is relatively easy to take care of and fetches a lot of money.  However, only 10% …

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