ECHO Farm Field Trip

After a long drive through the endless industrial warehouses, outlet malls, and grassy swamplands, our small UMiami field trip crew arrived at our destination: ECHO demonstration farm in Fort Myers, Florida.  According to its site, “ECHO is an information hub for development practitioners around the world. We gather solutions from around the world that are solving hunger problems and disseminate them to our active network. Continue reading “ECHO Farm Field Trip”

Veganism: Why I don’t “take the plunge” (updated post)

Ever since I began dabbling in vegetarianism my freshman year of college, I’ve received  a lot of bewildered, intrigued, and defensive responses.  Fluctuating between omnivorism, vegetarianism, and veganism, I’ve been a proponent of each group.  Through the idealism and dogma bound up in each phase, I’ve come to believe that only honesty and critical self and societal reflection can bring any progress to this hotly contended, gridlocked debate.

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