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Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats for Tough Times

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

These are challenging days for those of us who eat. Food's expensive. The climate change we're experiencing is killing our crops and is going to make ...

Food Party Politics: Talking With Wholesome Wave's Nischan

Donald Carr | Posted 03.08.2017 | Green
Donald Carr

If the "good food" movement is going to unite into a formidable political force for change -- something like a national Food Party -- then it's going to have to rely in part on existing groups and activists as a foundation.

Meatless Monday: Filling Michael Pollan's Prescription

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In his 2008 book, In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan gave us the prescription in seven words -- "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's that si...

Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats For Tough Times

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

On a $33 food budget, "there's nothing extra for indulgences." Standing in the checkout line, "holding my breath, wondering, am I going to have enough money for this, or do the walk of shame and put something back on the shelf -- that was an entirely new experience."

Meatless Monday: Small, Sustainable World

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It's a small world, as Walt Disney told us. And we're all hungry. I was thinking of this last week in Anaheim, where 60,000 of us converged.

Counting On Every Acre

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.23.2012 | Green
Leah Mayor

Even with a surge of interest in "local food" and its central relationship to individual, community and global health, somehow it remains difficult for many of us to make the connection between the food we eat and the land that is required to grow it.

Chef Michel Nischan Brings 'Wholesome Wave' Initiative To Struggling Gulf Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, chef Michel Nischan founded Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization helping needy families get access to fresh local foods. Wholesome Wave b...

Michel Nischan, Chef, Brings Farmers Markets To Families On Food Stamps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When his son was diagnosed with diabetes, Chef Michel Nischan quickly became aware of the connection between health and the affordability of nutritiou...

Meatless Monday: Produce to the People

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Michel Nischan is the son of farmers who lost their farm and their way of life thanks to the monster of agribusiness. But they kept their passion and connection to food and farming.