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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. Advertisements

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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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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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How Does Your City Garden Grow?: Salon.com

This Salon.com article explores the advantages and disadvantages of growing your own “recession garden.”

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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

Milwaukee, WISCONSIN: Growing Power featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Yes Magazine.

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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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Urban Farming Movement ‘Like a Revolution’: CNN

ATLANTA, USA:  From a report today on CNN– Read the full story here: On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fresh … 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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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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“The Importance of Raising Your Own Food”

First Lady Michelle Obama commented on the response to the new White House vegetable garden, as reported at the Caucus Blog in Thursday’s  NYTimes: “Every single person from Prince Charles on down was excited because we are planting a garden,” … Continue reading

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