Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food 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. “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.
Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement FDA rules won't require labeling of genetically modified salmon As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically modified salmon, one thing seems certain: Shoppers staring at fillets in the seafood department will find it tough to pick out the conventional fish from the one created with genes from another species. Despite a growing public demand for more information about how food is produced, that won't happen with the salmon because of idiosyncracies embedded in federal regulations. The FDA says it cannot require a label on the genetically modified food once it determines that the altered fish is not "materially" different from other salmon - something agency scientists have said is true. Perhaps more surprising, conventional food makers say the FDA has made it difficult for them to boast that their products do not contain genetically modified ingredients. 'The public wants to know' "Extra labeling only confuses the consumer," said David Edwards, director of animal biotechnology at the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
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? 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.
Miracle Fruit Research After extensive testing on both lab animals and humans, Miracle Fruit has been found to be absolutely safe for human consumption. There are reports showing that lab animals given a Miracle Fruit diet ended up healthier at the end of testing than the control animals that ate none! Improvement of insulin resistance by miracle fruit (sYNSEPALUM DULCIFICUM) in fructose-rich-chow-fed rats. - In PTR. ISSN 0951-418X ; 2006, vol. 20, no11, pp. 987-992 [6 page(s) (article)] (25 ref.). The researchers concluded that the in vivo insulin sensitivity was markedly raised by miracle fruit. (1) Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital and College of Oral Medicine,Taipei Medical University, Taipei City, 10401, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE(2) Department of Pharmacy, Tajen University, Yen-Pou, Ping Tung Shien, 90701, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE(3) Department of Pharmacology. At Florida State University in Tallahassee A professor of biophysics. Drs. Other research, by Dr. Dr. Dr. Ravi Kant ...
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? 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. “I knew we had so much hunger in the world.
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