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Millions Sought for Global Fund to Aid Farms: NYTimes World

EARTH DAY: HELENE COOPER reports from Washinton DC: The Obama administration is proposing to add $408 million to a global fund to boost food production and encourage good farming practices in the developing world, the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Two Members of Congress Introduce Community Gardens Act of 2009: City Farmer

Reporting first seen at City Farmer: Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) introduced the Community Gardens Act of 2009 with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)  The bill creates a grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture to compensate community groups for … Continue reading

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Green For All Calling for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice

From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … 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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Changing Approach to Writing Food Policy: NYTimes Business

Sunday’s Business section of the New York Times ran a soft exposition on the changing approach to writing food policy: (Food policy activists…) argue that farm policy — and federal dollars — should instead encourage farmers to grow more diverse … Continue reading

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