Monthly Archives: May 2009

Dr. Raj Patel on the World Food Crisis

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FRESH the trailer

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Food Provider Make Historic Agreement

UNITED STATES: Last month, the Washington Post reported that organizing to achieve fair and just working conditions, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Bon Appetit, a large “socially responsible” food provider, have agreed: (…) to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers … Continue reading

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CIW Representative Lucas Benitez Talks on the Campaign for Fair Food

From Eat Well Guide: A short interview with CIW representative Lucas Benitez on working conditions, worker’s rights, health and wage issues and the Campaign for Fair Food.

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Food Fight the trailer

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Green Collar Heroes: The Root

Ambessa and Zakiya Harris, Grind for the Green Green Collar Heroes, a slide-show in recognition of excellent work, featured at the Root: “The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It’s about everyday … Continue reading

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Food, Inc

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La Réalité

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Gentleness to Yourself

From “Outrageousness,” a talk given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in July 1978, to Directors of Shambhala Training: Confidence brings the natural dignity of gentleness. You can afford to be gentle. You are not pretending to be gentle in order to … Continue reading

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Obama Adds Money to Pay Black Farmers for Bias: NYTimes

In yesterdays NYTimes, a blurb in the Business section announced: The White House has added $1.15 billion to a fund meant to settle claims made under a discrimination lawsuit filed by black farmers against the Department of Agriculture. The money, … Continue reading

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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NRDC Announces Three Winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards”

The Natural Resources Defense Council named three winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards,” recognizing leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food.  (Source: NRDC) San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2009) – Three winners of the first-ever Growing Green … Continue reading

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Slow Slow (Run Run)

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White House Pledges $50 Million in Seed Capital for Social Innovation Fund

From the White House blog, Michele Jolin talks about the creation of a Social Innovation Fund: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, … Continue reading

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Growing Power Wins Major Kellogg Grant: Award Will Help Create Green Jobs, Aid Reeling Detroit

Milwaukee – May 4, 2009 – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations, has announced that Growing Power Inc. will receive $400,000 for a plan to create sustainable jobs among vulnerable urban populations. The project, called … Continue reading

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