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Conscious of a sparing economy, ideas for good eating in today’s NYTimes Recipes for Health, seen here. Advertisements
FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, published on the website of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. New York, February 17, 2010 – Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer today released “FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System,” … Continue reading
Cuba plans city farms to ease economy woes: Project launched to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in bid to reverse agricultural decline.
A petition from One.org to U.S. Treasury Secretary: Timothy Geithner argues to: Take action for the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s debt and to ensure new aid is provided in the form of grants. The online page asks for folks to … Continue reading
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Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes: Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to … Continue reading
“Bringing People Back into the Economy”, an excerpt from Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, written by Dr. Vandana Shiva, published in 2008, and found online at the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Earlier this week, DIANE CARDWELL from the New York Times reports: Under a proposal the City Planning Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday, the city would offer zoning and tax incentives to spur the development of full-service grocery stores that devote … Continue reading
Announced yesterday and reported by the Associated Press, the Spanish government has: (…) agreed to write off Bolivian debt of euro60 million ($87 million) to help the impoverished South American country’s development. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said 60 … Continue reading
MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder. Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading
PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods. These Pennsylvania incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options. The NYTimes … Continue reading
YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading
Marcia Zarley Taylor, Executive Editor of the DTN/Progressive Farmer, reports that the USDA is offering 1.5 percent, 20-year fixed interest rates on farm mortgages for beginning or limited resource farmers. See the full story here: Farm Service Agency’s Down Payment … Continue reading
BRONX, USA: The New York City Council began a program to get healthy foods on the street in low-income neighborhoods. The NYTimes reports here: The cart’s debut was the centerpiece of the first public celebration of a new citywide effort … Continue reading
DUNHUANG, CHINA: The NYTimes reported today that: (…) Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind … Continue reading
Rinku Sen, Executive Director of Applied Research Center and Publisher of ColorLines, weighs in on the white supremacy that is “deeply embedded in our minds” and culture. Read the full story at the Huffington Post here.
From yesterdays NYTimes– read the full story here: The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy. The vote was the first time either house of Congress had … Continue reading