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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
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
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
Cuba plans city farms to ease economy woes: Project launched to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in bid to reverse agricultural decline.
Will Allen Heading to White House to Help First Lady Launch Obesity Initiative: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From today’s JS Online: Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen is on his way to the White House to share a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday. (…) Allen said Monday that he also plans to invite the First … Continue reading
Linked through Green For All,
SAN JOSE, USA: Read the article and view the slideshow here.
MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.
… Dutch independent filmmakers Mascha and Manfred Poppenk made a documentary on teen moms becoming urban farmers in Detroit. Check out the trailer or go to the website.
CHICAGO, USA: A Slow Food write up in promotion of organizing like the Growing Food and Justice Initiative, and farming like Growing Power.
November Reader Survey: Which projects, places or reports should everyone know about Oakland, California? 1.) People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in (the) community that stem from a lack … Continue reading
Oakland, USA: Footage of interview shot by Global Oneness Project of People’s Grocery Co-founder and Executive Director Brahm Ahmadi speaking on efforts to transform our modern food system.
People’s Grocery wins the 2009 Green Alternative Honoree at MyHumanRightsHeroes.org.
CHICAGO, USA: From Graffiti and Grub: “LaDonna Redmond was recently profiled in Time Magazine as one of only 25 “Responsibility Pioneers” nationwide.” From Time Magazine: LaDonna Redmond considers opening an organic-food market on Chicago’s South Side the act of a … Continue reading