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5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems: Colorlines

“Five ways neighborhoods are taking control of their food systems”, written Juel Stuart, and published today via Colorlines. Advertisements

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Farm work should be an honored, palatable job for Americans: LA Times

Written by DOUGLASS ADAIR, and published July 10th in the Los Angeles Times:  read the full story here. Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, appeared on “The Colbert Report” on Thursday to invite Americans of all … Continue reading

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Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty, US Social Forum 2010

Republished from the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative listserve: Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty, US Social Forum 2010 Over a half-century ago, Mahatma Gandhi led a multitude of Indians to the sea to make … Continue reading

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Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds: Yes! Magazine

Posted today on Yes! Magazine, BEVERLY BELL reports: (…) In an open letter sent May 14, Jean-Baptiste, both Executive Director of MPP and the spokesperson for the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPNKP), called the entry of … Continue reading

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Building an Agricultural Community: The Model Self-Sufficient Village in Haiti: Wyclef Jean

Written by WYCLEF JEAN and published by Huffington Post here.

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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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Food Urbanism Pdf Download: RUAF

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H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act Introduced to US Congress

On March 25th, US Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] introduced H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act to the House of Representatives.  The legislation is documented by the federal government and can be accessed here : To increase the emphasis on urban … Continue reading

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Farmworker Freedom March: End the Poverty

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What’s On Your Plate? (trailer)

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A Certain Skewer by Food and Farm Subsidy: Treehugger

In a classic case of contradictory government policy the above pyramids clearly show the inverse relationship between federal government agriculture subsidies and federal nutrition recommendations. Originally published in 2007 by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Good Medicine Magazine … Continue reading

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Weighing the Grain and Water Required to Produce a Pound of Beef

Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce  one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then?  First, consider:  A … Continue reading

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The 64,000 Mile Question: What Did It Take to Get You that Taco?: Take Part Blog

“Key to this process was a close look at the embodied energy in each ingredient, or the sum total of the energy necessary for its entire life-cycle. The students compared tomatoes grown in a greenhouse with those shipped from the … Continue reading

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Banchan on Cover of March Issue of Saveur Magazine

Delicious banchan takes the Saveur Photo Contest.

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Slim Pickings? You Can Still Eat Well: NYTimes Recipes for Health

Conscious of a sparing economy, ideas for good eating in today’s NYTimes Recipes for Health, seen here.

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Big Question: Feast or famine?

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is discovering solutions to Earth’s biggest problems, including the big question of how are we going to feed a growing world without destroying the planet?

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For Pennies, a Disposable Toilet That Could Help Grow Crops: NYTimes Science

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FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System

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

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Organic Agriculture in Cuba’s Capital: San Francisco Bay View

We are looking at the end of (relatively) cheap oil, food and transportation, crises that have already had a devastating impact on Third World nations and communities of color. These issues hit Cuba a stunning blow in the early 1990s, … Continue reading

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Creating a World That Can Feed Itself: Google.org Debate

Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org interviews Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto, Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sonal Shah, Director, Global Development Initiatives, Google.org

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