Tag Archives: food security

Our Beaker Is Starting to Boil: NYTimes Op-Ed

NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF explains the grave consequences of disappearing glaciers in today’s NYTimes: “A glacier is a giant part of the alpine landscape, something we always saw as immortal,” Mr. Schell said. “But now this glacier is dying before our eyes.” . … Continue reading

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Will Allen Profiled by Van Jones in Time 100

At one time, the term urban farm sounded like an oxymoron. No longer. A new movement is sprouting up in America’s low-income neighborhoods. Some urban residents, sick of fast food and the scarcity of grocery stores, have decided to grow … Continue reading

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Urban agriculture: multi-dimensional tools for social development in poor neighbourghoods: RUAF

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Urban Farming Movement ‘Like a Revolution’: CNN

ATLANTA, USA:  From a report today on CNN– Read the full story here: On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fresh … 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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Tag, We’re It: New York Times

An Op-ed by SHANNON HAYES in the March 10th online edition of NYTimes, written against the plan for animal ID chips coming from the  Department of Agriculture, frankly concludes to scrap the whole system, instead of making expensive tracking a … Continue reading

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“In Downturn, a Growth Opportunity?:” NYTimes

The demand for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is rising in the New York area– Are these changes in reaction to troubling economic speculation, one that is permeating the global level?

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