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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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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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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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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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Permanent Culture: Tiffany Tong at UBC terrytalks

University of British Columbia: Redefining boundaries: Urban Agriculture: Tiffany Tong, from terrytalks on Vimeo., video 18min 06 sec.

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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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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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“Put Your Veggie Where Your Mouth Is”

Oakland, California: A short video by DOOF in collaboration with People’s Grocery and sponsored by BANPAC.

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Food, Inc

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Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not: NYTimes

Mark Bittman explores the ecology of eating, and he makes the distinction between what it means to eat organic food, and what it means to eat local food.

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NYC Borough Changing Food Policy

Manhattan Borough Chief Pushes for Better Nutrition in City : NYTimes “In a report to be released on Saturday, Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, is calling for the city to make healthy food more widely available by giving … Continue reading

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