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Local Food Movement

Food Movements' Connection to Prison Privatization, Forced Labor and Recidivism

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 01.13.2016 | DC
Jeremiah Lowery

When examining America's prisons, it's easy to see how the food system plays a major role in an institution that is ripe with dysfunction and systemic problems. We must continue to act to improve the lives of individuals most marginalized in the food system in order to create a more equitable food system for us all.

The Latest Kitchen Gadget: A Farm

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

Imagine my delight when, walking my neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, I realized a major success story is blooming right under my nose: there are kitchen gardens and mini-farms everywhere these days!

10 Chicagoland Good Food Shifts to Savor

Amanda Hanley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

The local food movement sure is cooking in Chicagoland. While we live in one of the most plentiful food generating regions, it's estimated a paltry 6% of our produce is grown in Illinois.

What Small Farms Actually Need Will Surprise Even Locavores

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps.

Climate Change and Food Sovereignty: The People's Climate March

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Eric Holt Gimenez

The best intentions of world leaders tend to sputter and fail without the power of social movements pushing hard to ensure they actually do the right thing. That is why people from more than 750 organizations will converge in New York City for the People's Climate March.

Locally Grown Foods Becoming More Popular, Mainstream

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companie...

Move Over Bake Sale...

Lauren Shweder Biel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Lauren Shweder Biel

At the same time that we are arguing for healthier meals in school cafeterias, we also have a long-standing tradition of turning our school kids into candy pushers in order to raise funds for their team uniforms or their band trips. But it doesn't have to be lke this.

Meet Germany's Beer-Brewing Nun, Sister Doris

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
Tom Conrad

It's hard not to be smitten with Sister Doris. But, hey, she's a nun, so don't fall too hard. Lavish your affection on her beer instead.

Can German Beer Get Any Better? Craft Brewing Spreads to the World's Mecca of Beer

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Tom Conrad

It was only a matter of time. The viral spread of craft beer has made it to Germany, the country whose beer is so good nobody thought it could get any better.

A Three-Course Lunch In NYC Under $15? Here's The Trick

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Zoë Lintzeris

The thing about New York -- and other cities that thrive on outdoor markets and vending -- is that the possibilities for whetting one's appetite, establishing a relationship with vendors, and coming together to see the latest food offerings are endless. How can you go wrong?

'Conflict Oysters': Feds Face Greens in California Food Fight

Curtis Ellis | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Curtis Ellis

The conflict isn't between armed factions in an African kleptocracy, but between a family farm north of San Francisco and the federal government that wants to shut it down.

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

Fixing Food in Four Minutes or Less

Anna Lappé | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Anna Lappé

When I launched the first-ever Real Food Media short films contest, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I just knew that there were incredible stories of people farming, growing, cooking, sharing food and fighting to fix our broken food system that people weren't hearing.

New Restaurant Takes 'Local' Food To The Ultimate Extreme

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The local food movement has taken the restaurant industry by storm. Menus featuring local cuisine have gone from special, to trendy to commonplace. Th...

How Car Companies Are Trying To Pimp The Local Food Movement

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

Does driving a new car make you want to go to the farmers market or visit a local food shop? If you've turned on the television or checked out any car...

5 Tips for Taking the Eat Local Challenge

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Taste
Maisie Ganzler

Eating locally is so easy this time of year. Here are five tips for the easiest foods to find locally right now.

Can Public Health Unite the Good Food Movement?

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Michael R. Dimock

For the food movement to place unstoppable pressure on policymakers and industrial food producers, it needs a very focused set of goals that emerge from a single root crisis that binds us all. Public health is that crisis.

Sustainable Choices: Trouble Deciding? Go Local

Nathan Albritton | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Nathan Albritton

Do we have to accept that no matter what we do or how hard we try to make the world a better place, we will still be hurting society and the planet? Absolutely not!

What an Extra $10 at Your Farmers Market Can Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Susan Sink, vice president of development and external affairs for the American Farmland Trust We all have seen it: endless miles ...

How the Local Food Movement Is Transforming Race Relations in America

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rohit Kumar

My suburban street is a picture of American diversity. Nine ethnicities from around the world inhabit this residential area: blacks, whites, Hispanics...

Bringing Home the Bacon: Labor and Self Reliance in Knowing Our Food

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Leah Mayor

Fourteen years of being a vegetarian gave way to living abroad in places where being a vegetarian would have traditionally been out of the question. ...

Why Supporting 'Buy Local' Campaigns Is More Conservative Than You Think

Luke O'Neil | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Luke O'Neil

Does buying local actually make me a Republican now? Uh oh.

Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch Reform

Zenobia Barlow | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Zenobia Barlow

California schools serve nearly 900 million meals a year. When our schools offer California children healthy food grown in California, we help them to learn and grow. At the same time, we help to revitalize our state's economy, reactivate regional food systems and create living wage jobs.

Standing up to Big Food's Organic End Run: Who Will, and Why?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
American Anthropological Association

I am glad, in many ways, that organic items are becoming more affordable. Yet, as recent study participants remind us, while our nation tightens its embrace of organics, we should keep a mindful eye on whose interests really are being served.

Feeding The Muslim Community

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Krystina Friedlander

Food justice is about principles that are firmly rooted in an Islamic ethics that makes it obligatory for Muslims to care for the poor. How can we ensure that the members of our community have access to food that is wholesome and ethically sound?