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Dana Frasz :: Youth and Foodbanks
by Dana Fraszposted Sep 10, 2008
- Student Dana Frasz took the initiative to alleviate hunger in Bronxville, New York and says we can do the same in our communities.
Commentary :: Food From the Grassroots
by Raj Patelposted Jul 30, 2008
- The food crisis is only getting worse. The answer involves a deep shift in the way our food comes to us.By making local governments pay attention to hunger, a range of organizations, working on everything from local food purchasing programs to farmers markets, are shaping the future of food.
The Power of Food
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 30, 2008
- Providing food for people in need – regardless of whether they are “deserving” is a central part of Sara Miles' spiritual journey. St Gregory's food pantry in San Francisco.
Why My Dad’s Going Green
by Kate Sheppardposted Jul 29, 2008
- Kate Sheppard recounts how she found common ground with her father, a conservative farmer. Environmental policies work for all.
Reinventing Our Food System
by Raj Patelposted Jun 30, 2008
- Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, speaks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the food crisis.
Connect and Engage: Food and Water
posted Jun 30, 2008
- Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Callposted May 22, 2008
- NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fullerposted May 09, 2008
- Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
The Solution on our Dinner Plates
by Guy Daunceyposted Jan 29, 2008
- Farm industries create 18% of global greenhouse gases, the solution to lowering that lies in eating vegetarian, eating local, and more.
People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law
posted Nov 07, 2007
- Orlando's Food Not Bombs Feed the Hungry in Downtown Parks, using direct action to create a grassroots alternative to the capitalist economy.
Food to Stay
by Gary Nabhanposted Nov 30, 2006
- Many communities in the U.S. ship food out--and ship the same food back in. What's the value of keeping it at home?
#5 :: Organic Farming Cooperatives
posted Nov 17, 2006
Food Revolution: Americans Lose their Appetite for Anonymous Food
by Brian Halweilposted Feb 19, 2006
- Why are farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, direct farm-to-household marketing, organics, and humanely raised meats all on the increase?
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarrenposted Oct 04, 2005
- Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
West Oakland Gets Fresh
by Jodi Helmer, Carolyn McConnellposted Sep 08, 2005
- Teenagers bring fresh produce to vacant lots of West Oakland neighborhoods.