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If we are effective as food sovereignty advocates and activists, we are going to help people understand why we need a local food movement.
- Bob St. Peter

Seven Generations. WORLD VIEWS. WORLD VIEWS. Milkwood - Permaculture Courses for real life.Milkwood – Real Skills for Down to Earth Living. Water in situ. The City that Ended Hunger :: Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger. posted Feb 13, 2009 “To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.”CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL In writing Diet for a Small Planet, I learned one simple truth: Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy.

But that realization was only the beginning, for then I had to ask: What does a democracy look like that enables citizens to have a real voice in securing life’s essentials? Does it exist anywhere? Is it possible or a pipe dream? To begin to conceive of the possibility of a culture of empowered citizens making democracy work for them, real-life stories help—not models to adopt wholesale, but examples that capture key lessons. When my daughter Anna and I visited Belo Horizonte to write Hope’s Edge we approached one of these stands. “I knew we had so much hunger in the world. Homepage. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture (45% of my appointment). My research focuses on the “food system” (55% of my appointment). The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming and processing to distribution and consumption.

My work is unified by three main questions, (1) what changes are occurring? (2) what are the impacts of these changes on communities? These questions drive two main projects, (1) characterizing consolidation in food and beverage industries, and (2) bridging information gaps between producers and consumers through ecolabels.

Please note: the book/film database is not always viewable in Firefox or Chrome. Recent Information Graphics Organic Processing Industry Structure, February 2014Global Seed Industry Structure, 1996 to 2013Concentration in the U.S. Getter, Kristin L., Bridget K. Student Publications Herrnstadt, Zachary B. 2014. Philip H. Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food. Find Locally Grown Food. Eat Well Guide :: Local, Sustainable, Organic Food.

FoodRoutes Network | Where does YOUR FOOD come from? Frontier Co-op | Bulk organic herbs, spices, teas & essential oils. National Family Farm Coalition. Reinstating Local Food, Local Rules. NOTE: This is a guest post from Siena Chrisman, Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at WhyHunger, with excerpts from Andrianna Natsoulas’ Food Voices. In the spring of 2010, WhyHunger began a partnership with Andrianna Natsoulas, longtime food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement.

Food Voices captures the testimonies and images of farmers and fisherfolks across five countries who are fighting for a just, sustainable and sovereign food system; a food system that values quality over quantity, communities over individuals, and the environment over the corporate bottom-line. Andrianna talked to Maine farmer, and WhyHunger partner, Bob St. Peter in 2011. “For me,” Bob says, “food sovereignty means being able to farm and care for a piece of land in a way that I feel is appropriate, without having market forces dictate what or how I grow. La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement. Marine Stewardship Council - home — MSC. All Regions Guide - Online Seafood Watch Guide for Sustainable Seafood Choices | Monterey Bay Aquarium. RIU - Research Into Use. Food Tank: The Food Think Tank | Homepage. The Safeway Foundation. About Us — Charitable Foundation. The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives.

Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through our employees' passion, partnerships with our vendors, and the generous contributions by our customers. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities. Health and Human Services We sponsor organizations that are engaged in health research and nutritional programs. Hunger Relief As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. Education Our commitment to education stretches back to the very beginnings of our company.

Helping People with Disabilities We have long supported regional and national programs that assist people with disabilities. Supporting Causes that Improve Lives. Food Safety. Food Organizations. Seeds. Victuals. World First. World One People Too. Land Water BioMass. Giving.