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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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This Will Ruin Your Appetite: Food and Pesticide Residues

Easy to access and highly disturbing findings from “What’s On My Food?–”  Your online guide to pesticide residues commonly found on fruits, vegetables, meats.  Get a peak at the toxicology report here.

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

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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In Latino Gardens, Vegetables, Good Health and Savings Flourish: San Jose Journal

SAN JOSE, USA: Read the article and view the slideshow here.

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NYTimes 2009, Best Idea: New Ways to Eat Dirt

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Council Speaker to Unveil Policy on Food for the City: NYTimes

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

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A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas, With Healthy Results: NYTimes

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

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

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

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Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun: NYTimes

Children hold carrots grown in the Glide rooftop garden (San Francisco). Todays NYTimes has the story here.

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Documentary: East New York’s Urban Agriculture

From Urban Omnibus (which I first saw linked through City Farmer):  East New York is a documentary video in five chapters, explaining how East New York’s urban agriculture movement developed. The five chapters of the video focus on Local Farmers, … Continue reading

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Customers Prove There’s a Market for Fresh Produce: NYTimes

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

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Graffiti and Grub Takes on Food Deserts: Chicago Public Radio

LaDonna Redmond is a food activist on Chicago’s West Side. Redmond’s work bringing healthy food to low-income communities has gotten her national attention. Now she’s setting her sights on the city’s South Side. Redmond is merging food and culture with … Continue reading

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Dr. Raj Patel on the World Food Crisis

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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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“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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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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