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Issue 49
Spring 2009

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: The Local Food Revolution by Sarah van Gelder

New Visions
Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.
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The Good Food Revolution
The lush landscape of Hawai‘i once offered abundant food. What can these islands teach us about food and sufficiency?
By Claire Hope Cummings

:: WHAT YOU SAID: Readers tell us How They Are Changing Their Food Habits

spacer Erika Allen. Photo by Scott Strazzante for YES! MagazineGrowing Power in an Urban Food Desert
Will Allen’s farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and a taste of the delicious possibilities of farming the urban food deserts.
By Roger Bybee
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How a community food system works.

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spacer New (and Old) Ideas for a Better Food System
From Soil and Seeds, to Processing and Distribution.

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:: JUST THE FACTS:
What happens when corporations rule our food

World & Community
New models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?
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The City that Ended Hunger
A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger.
By Frances Moore Lappé
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Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger.
By Eric Holt-Gimenez
spacer From vacant city lot to fresh food: the making of Cleveland’s Neighbors in Family Practice Farm. Photo courtesy of New Agrarian CenterFresh from the City
Citizens and local policymakers join up to get fresh foods to schools and neighborhoods.
By Mark Winne

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:: 4 Ways to Fix the Farm Bill

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YES! Audio iconMichael Pollan talks about the implications of the Farm Bill
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YES! mouse iconGet involved in Food Policy Councils

The Power of One
Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.
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8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement
How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security, live the good life.
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:: From Lawn to Lunch
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:: Eat Your Vegetables
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:: Party with Your Preserves
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:: Glean Those Fields Clean
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:: Shop Outside of Supermarkets
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:: Start a Community Garden
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:: Plant a Row for the Hungry
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:: Share Your Table

YES! video iconTransFarming the White House lawn
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YES! audio iconInviting the world to dinner
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The young farmers we spoke to are passionate about life on the land and committed to protect it and the people who depend on it.
Interviews by Anna Stern and Kim Nochi

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YES! photo iconPhoto essay: Meet more of the young farmers who are planting seeds for the next generation.
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spacer The Mortenson Ranch, a landscape brought back to life by sustainable grazing. Photo by Carter Johnson
Restoring the Range
A South Dakota ranch family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat, and a creek—here's how.
By Madeline Ostrander

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:: A Farmer Rounds Up Monsanto

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YES! Photo iconInterview with Percy Schmeiser

 

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Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.
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Illustration by Nikki McClureA World of Grace
Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
Research by Anna Stern


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spacer Madhu Suri Prakash. Photo by Doug PibelLessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen
Schools, fresh foods, and memories from India.
By Madhu Suri Prakash
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YES! audio iconMadhu shares more of her mother's kitchen secrets

Features
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Van Jones. Photo by Betty Udesen for YES! MagazineVan Jones: Beyond the Politics of Confrontation
Meet the man who's convincing the country, and the new President, that the next economy needs to be green and just.
Interview by Sarah van Gelder
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spacer Photo by Johnny BarberIraqi Families on the Borders
Some 4.5 million Iraqi refugees are trying to make their way far from the violence of home.
A Photo Essay by Johnny Barber


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
:: Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It
By David Korten

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: U.S. and Israeli peace activists on Gaza
:: Halting foreclosures
:: Stimulus for clean water?
:: Brazil protects rainforests
:: Climate activists turn to civil disobedience

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YES! video iconVoices for Change: video reactions from the inauguration
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YES! video iconIsrael's conscientious objectors speak out
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YES! mouse iconMcKibben launches mass civil disobedience campaign

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Tom Steinberg
:: Isabel Latorre
:: America Bracho
:: Tim DeChristopher
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YES! video iconTim DeChristopher tells his story
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YES! video iconHow to improve your democracy through the internet

UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
:: Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care

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QUOTE PAGE:
Wendell Berry
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READERS FORUM

FROM THE PUBLISHER
A thousand thanks…
By Fran Korten

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DISCUSSION GUIDE
RESOURCE GUIDE

IN REVIEW
BOOKS
:: Bill Cleveland’s Art & Upheaval
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YES! photo iconPhoto essay
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:: The Road to Sustainability

YES! MUSIC PICKS
:: Jackson Browne
:: Asa
:: Mary Gauthier
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YES! FILM PICKS
:: War Child
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YES! film iconInterview with Emmanuel Jal


:: The End of Poverty?
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