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Food Movement

What Matters About California's GE Labeling Fight

Heather Pilatic | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Heather Pilatic

California's labeling fight broadened and emboldened this movement's power base just as we are heading into what looks like a spring 2013 re-authorization battle over the now-expired Food and Farm Bill.

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The food movement is growing fast, but as a political force, it's still in its infancy.

Eat Goats To Save Them: Help Dairy Farmers Give A Better End Life To Baby Male Goats (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.09.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Baby boy goats often have a very different fate than female goats on goat dairy farms. Find out what No Goat Left Behind is doing to change that.

Food 101: Why College Students Should Learn How to Cook

Will Levitt | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Too many students leave college without any knowledge of how to cook for themselves. Learning how to microwave instant ramen is not a cooking skill. When we enter the real world, we need to be able to provide for ourselves.

Will You Join The 'Food Revolution'?

Posted 04.28.2012 | Green

He’s a chef, author, restaurateur and TV personality who has launched a food revolution, bringing healthier eating to communities, schools and homes...

What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving

Carla Wise | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Carla Wise

While OWS protesters may focus on Bank of America and Chase, it is the corporate giants of food and agriculture, such as Monsanto, Nestle and ADM that are the 1% in the food world.

Occupy the Food System!

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

The rules and institutions governing our food system -- Wall Street, the U.S. Farm Bill, the World Trade Organization and the USDA -- all favor the global monopolies controlling the world's seeds, food processing, distribution and retail.

The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

If you eat any processed or packaged food, or anything from a typical restaurant or café, you can guarantee that Monsanto or Cargill played a role in those foods somewhere along the line.

Eco Etiquette: My Friend Feeds Her Toddler Junk Food

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My good friend and I have...

Eating, an Act of Diplomacy

Ann Gentry | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

We all want to eat well, and that means we all care about how food gets to our plate. That's the starting point for diplomacy in the kitchen and at the table.

The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shows His Processing Floor

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do..." Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom M...

Building Artisan Slaughterhouses to Feed the Demand for Grass-fed Meat (Part 1)

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Chris Harmon, the Executive Director of CADE, The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship in New York State. CADE is a non-profit ...

Mangalitsa Mania: The Kobe Beef of Pork on More NYC Menus

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Enjoy the video from my fall tour at Mosefund Farm. You'll learn about the breed itself, meet the wooly pigs, and see how happy heritage "old world" Mangalitsas are raised.

The Value of Food, or Why Sotheby's Will Auction Veggies on September 23

Brian Halweil and Brent Ridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Halweil and Brent Ridge

The auction is a coming-of-age sign for heirloom vegetables: those old-fashioned symbols of food diversity that are just the sort of innovation our dysfunctional food system needs.

Bold Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.

Michael Pollan: The Food Movement, Rising (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cheap food has become an indispensable pillar of the modern economy. But it is no longer an invisible or uncontested one. One of the most interesting ...

Planting an Urban Orchard

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Where will your next slice of apple pie come from? What if it came from apples you've never tasted before that were grown in your city? In Chicago, this hypothetical could soon be a reality.

James McWilliams' Over-Hyped and Undercooked Anti-Locavore Polemic

Stephanie Paige Ogburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephanie Paige Ogburn

The problem with McWilliams' argument is its irrelevance. To devote an entire book to debunking the impulse to eat closer to home doesn't address the points raised by food and farm activists.

Chicago's Green Food Resolution Advances

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Chicago is even closer to beating out the likes of New York and San Francisco in officially resolving to help both the the planet and their citizens by encouraging more sustainable, healthier food options.

Food, Inc. Gets Rave Reviews, Big Ag Shudders

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Today, Food, Inc. debuts: it is certainly not a film to miss. Big Ag realizes that the tide is turning on the corporate control of our food system, and that their message is in jeopardy.

Step One, Hone the Ask: Why We Should Better Regulate CAFOs

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

We've been blaming consumers for their desire to eat lots of meat as an excuse for the unsafe and inhumane practices at CAFOs, which contribute to environmental degradation, our healthcare crisis and impact the safety of our food.