Chit U. Juan
Chit U. Juan
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Hope in young farmers
by Chit U. Juan - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Imet a journalist who graduated with an Agriculture (particularly horticulture) college degree, has a family farm and is passionate about farming. Instead of him just interviewing me for a feature about ECHOstore,...
More on Cavite
by Chit U. Juan - September 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Cavite is just 60-75 minutes away from Manila, just like commuting from Makati to Quezon City during traffic.
Discovering upland Cavite’s secrets
by Chit U. Juan - September 9, 2023 - 12:00am
It was wonderful communing with Cavite farmers from less popular towns like Magallanes and Maragondon at the recent World Food Expo It was where Slow Food Cavite and Slow Food Manila joined forces to display local...
Is sustainability just a fad?
by Chit U. Juan - September 2, 2023 - 12:00am
People thought so 15 years ago.
Food security of yesteryears
by Chit U. Juan - August 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Smoking meats and fish has long been a way of preserving food.
Why am I here?
by Chit U. Juan - August 19, 2023 - 12:00am
My astrologer friends tell me to always find time for reflection, especially when Mercury the planet is on a backward spin or what we call Mercury Retrograde.
Ark of Taste – eat for a purpose
by Chit U. Juan - August 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The Ark of Taste is a veritable catalog of what species could disappear from our food culture if we stop eating them and farmers stopped growing them.
Mediterranean or Slow Food?
by Chit U. Juan - August 5, 2023 - 12:00am
They say that many follow the Mediterranean diet to live longer or to avoid the usual causes of lifestyle diseases – usually an inflammation of something in the body. “-Itis” is the suffix for anything...
The clutter, declutter
by Chit U. Juan - July 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Irecently launched a challenge at home and it is called “Take Ten.” I look for ten things to dispose of, donate, get rid of or otherwise share with those who may find better use for them.
Foods that heal
by Chit U. Juan - July 22, 2023 - 12:00am
I am fortunate to always learn something from friends who know much about Traditional Chinese Medicine and also about traditional Chinese food. On a recent trip to Hong Kong, our good friend Andrew brought a pack...
Mystical Banahaw coffee
by Chit U. Juan - July 15, 2023 - 12:00am
We were invited to talk to coffee farmers in Quezon, my first time to meet a group there after almost 30 years in the industry.
A slow dinner
by Chit U. Juan - July 8, 2023 - 12:00am
We had the privilege of dining at the ancestral home of the Gamboas called Casa A. Gamboa in Silay City when we visited Negros to observe the volunteer program of the NVC Foundation.
You are what you eat
by Chit U. Juan - July 1, 2023 - 12:00am
This is a famous slogan to promote healthier eating for all ages.
A volunteer program that really works
by Chit U. Juan - June 24, 2023 - 12:00am
We often hear the saying “it takes a village” when referring to concerted efforts to find an answer to a problem or a solution to an issue. We actually went to a village or small town in Negros Occidental...
Biodynamic and the Moon
by Chit U. Juan - June 17, 2023 - 12:00am
When I first heard about biodynamic agriculture we were at the Aberasturi farm in Bukidnon.
Why are Pinoys short?
by Chit U. Juan - June 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Are we malnourished? Who is malnourished anyway?
Sustainable tourism
by Chit U. Juan - June 3, 2023 - 12:00am
After revenge travel, what is the next trend everyone in tourism should be conscious about?
Can you be a qualitarian?
by Chit U. Juan - May 27, 2023 - 12:00am
There are vegetarians, those who just eat vegetables; pescetarians, fish and vegetables;  omnivores, those who eat meat and vegetables and there now are qualitarians, people who favor quality food over quantity....
Time to go out and plant a tree
by Chit U. Juan - May 20, 2023 - 12:00am
I remember being gifted with a mahogany seedling many years ago, many years before I found out mahogany is not the preferred species for sustainable forests and biodiversity.
Is the fine art of service dying?
by Chit U. Juan - May 13, 2023 - 12:00am
During our conference days in Oregon, we decided to patronize a popular breakfast institution near our hotel.
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