Entries by Liz Carlisle

You Are What You Eat – And What It Eats Too

Liz Carlisle guest posts for the Union of Concerned Scientists blog, The Equation: A dozen years ago, a New York Times Magazine article titled “Power Steer” changed the way Americans thought about meat. “We are what we eat, it is often said,” wrote author Michael Pollan, “but of course that is only part of the […]

Book Signing and Giveaway at Eco-Farm!

Just confirmed: Liz Carlisle will be signing copies of Lentil Underground at 3pm on Friday, January 23, at the Real Books pop-up bookstore in the Eco-Farm exhibit hall.  They’ll be giving away a few copies, so be sure to stop by before the signing and put your name in the hat. For more info on […]

Dave Oien’s Son Chris Reflects on the Lentil Underground

Check out this poignant, hilarious blog from Chris Oien, whose dad Dave is the main character of Lentil Underground.  Chris reflects on what he’s learned from his father, how it applies to his work as a nonprofit professional, and what it’s like when somebody writes a book about your dad! http://www.ynpntwincities.org/blog/2015/1/14/lessons-learned-from-the-lentil-underground.html  

California Magazine story on the Lentil Underground

Writer Katherine Seligman interviews author Liz Carlisle and her mentor Michael Pollan, to get the story behind the book: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2015-01-08/spilling-beans-new-book-blows-lid-montanas-organic-lentil

The Making of a Book Trailer

I love when things work out like this. A couple months ago, Alison Harmon (the professor behind Lentils: Gems in the Treasure State) told me she knew a graduate student at Montana State University who might be able to make us a book trailer.  She introduced me by email to Marcus Hockett, who promptly set […]

Crop Yields of Organic Agriculture Are Higher Than Previously Thought

Just out from my colleagues at UC Berkeley: “A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops […]