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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. 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.

The City that Ended Hunger

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? 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. The city agency developed dozens of innovations to assure everyone the right to food, especially by weaving together the interests of farmers and consumers.

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?

(3) what can communities do to respond positively to these changes? 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. Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food. Find Locally Grown Food. Local, Sustainable, Organic Food. Where does YOUR FOOD come from? 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.

“I think there’s been an ongoing debate in this country since it was officially founded about the role of farmers. If you are going to colonize or conquer people, you take away their ability to feed themselves. It has been shown time and again. And that, coincidentally or not, pretty much has happened in this country for the last 70 years. Rural communities have been stripped of their ability to feed themselves because of very specific policy choices at the highest levels of government. ... "It is easier to regulate one large operation than a bunch of small operations, but the regulations are making it difficult for small diversified farms who do a little bit of this and a little bit of that." - featured interviewee, Bob St. Peter, activist farmer – mojojuju

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.

Reinstating Local Food, Local Rules

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. After traveling and living in various places in the U.S. and around the world, Bob began to reject what he viewed as a privileged culture. La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement.

Marine Stewardship Council - home — MSC. All Regions Guide - Online Seafood Watch Guide for Sustainable Seafood Choices. RIU - Research Into Use. Food Tank: The Food Think Tank. The Safeway Foundation. About Us — Charitable Foundation. The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives.

The Safeway Foundation. About Us — Charitable Foundation

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. The Safeway Foundation's contributions finance medical research and programs that improve the lives of people living with cancer.

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 Supporting Causes that Improve Lives. Food Safety. Food Organizations. Seeds. Victuals. World First. World One People Too. Land Water BioMass. Giving.