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Around Central Indiana are many local gardening and farming initiatives. The word "local" may be misleading, however. They are also global initiatives, however much they are rooted (literally) in Indiana soil. SPEA Scholar Sara Choniaew explores and explains. (more…) Read More
One of the most successful Hoosier companies operating in China is Eli Lilly. Good news for Lilly is bad news for the Chinese: they are going to suffer from "rich country" diseases. SPEA Scholar Sarah Hamang puts her tongue in her cheek as she explains what is at stake when… Read More
Evolver Indianapolis put on a Raw Food Potluck and a "Cooking" demo by Raw Food Chef Allie McFee of Humble Tummy Juices and Living Foods. It was a chance to meet others interested in the Raw/Vegan lifestyle and learn kitchen tips/tricks. More than 40 people showed up, perhaps just the… Read More
[caption id="attachment_130" align="alignright" width="300"] Paul Liebrandt with friend[/caption] SPEA Scholar Courtney Kincaid watched the artsy food movie "A Matter of Taste" at an art museum, and came away hungry for more. (more…) Read More
You shouldn't go to something called a "Hunger Banquet" expecting to be filled with delicious foods from around the world ... but you might get lucky. Chances are most of the readers of Provocate did get lucky early in life. Most of us were born into families in countries in… Read More
Dr. Carola Grebitus- Colloquia on the Environment and Sustainability: Consumer Preferences, Eco labeling, and Environmental Attitudes On Thursday, IUPUI’s Office of Sustainability and the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences joined with SPEA to welcome Dr. Carola Grebitus to campus.  Dr. Grebitus shared results from her recent research on consumers’… Read More
[stextbox id="alert" float="true" align="right" image="null"]When: Saturday September 24, 4:00-8:00 pm Where: The Village Experience, 6055 North College Avenue Indianapolis[/stextbox]On September 24 at the Village Experience in Broad Ripple, you will have a chance to sample dishes from some of the most popular food trucks in Indy, drink beer freshly brewed… Read More
I was able to attend the art showing on Saturday July 30th by second generation Ethiopian children at the Felege Hiywot Center. As I was driving there I was thinking about what I was going to see. I thought the building was going to be a big community center type… Read More
Cropping up around Central Indiana are a half dozen refugee farms, large gardens in which refugees from Burma, Iraq and other countries are growing food. Some of the crops are familiar to most of us: corn growing as high as an elephant's eye, tomatoes. Other plants look strange: three foot… Read More
Greenfield IN based Elanco — the division of Eli Lilly that produces hormones, antibiotics and other chemicals for animals — recently announced a commitment to fight global hunger with a partnership with Heifer International. The goal is to change the lives of 100,000 families by providing animals (cattle, goats, ducks, also… Read More