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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
While the Government slumbers through spring break, President Obama: (…) bypass(ed) a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of 15 nominees, including an Indian American; agricultural scientist (Dr. Islam A. Siddiqui,) as chief agricultural negotiator in trade talks. (Economic Times, … Continue reading
Rinku Sen, Executive Director of Applied Research Center and Publisher of ColorLines, weighs in on the white supremacy that is “deeply embedded in our minds” and culture. Read the full story at the Huffington Post here.
The NYTimes reports: (…) while Judge Sotomayor has occasionally made statements outside court that conservatives find objectionable, it is far from clear that her judicial record supports the accusation that she is an activist. Several empirical studies have concluded that … Continue reading
In yesterdays NYTimes, a blurb in the Business section announced: The White House has added $1.15 billion to a fund meant to settle claims made under a discrimination lawsuit filed by black farmers against the Department of Agriculture. The money, … Continue reading
(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
Van Jones, author and activist, and recently appointed Special Adviser to Green Jobs on the White House Council for Environmental Quality, visits DC Green Works to talk with Sara Loveland about the environmental benefits of green rooftops, and the opportunity … Continue reading
From an editorial about Obama and immigration in yesterday’s NYTimes: In a little-noticed act of political faintheartedness, the Obama administration has pulled back from nominating Thomas Saenz, a highly regarded civil-rights lawyer and counsel to the mayor of Los Angeles, … Continue reading
From Wednesday’s edition of Democracy Now: The Obama administration has tapped author and activist Van Jones to become a special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation. Jones is expected to start work next week. He is author of the … Continue reading
NPR’s Planet Money podcast, Friday, February 20th edition, Hear: The Obama Plan.
Google game: Make a 3 word phrase, in a specific order, and that has logical sense for at least one example sentence that you can think of– then search the three word phrase, in quotes, on Google, and the first … Continue reading
The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method: Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading
First MacArthur “genius grant,” now calls from Obama team (click above to read full article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinal) see also virtual farmgirl blog: Team Obama Calls on Urban Farm Expert for an Ag Chat Will Allen, Milwaukee’s urban farming … Continue reading