The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is a statewide, grassroots, nonprofit group that was founded in the late 90's. Farmers, gardeners, and folks who were thinking more about the foods they were eating began working together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system.
With the ongoing East African drought crisis, the persisting threat of global climate change, and the world population now estimated at 7 billion, global concerns about food insecurity are again in the news. Little mentioned, however, is the continuing loss of genetic diversity of the foods we eat today—a trend that has rapidly accelerated since the twentieth century and that raises troubling questions about the vulnerability of the world’s food supply.
Amanda Hesser spent the last six years sifting through the archives of the New York Times to search out the best food recipes that have appeared in that newspaper over the past 150 years. The result is "The Essential New York Times Cookbook-Classic Recipes for a New Century." This massive cookbook could be destined to become a classic.