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A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Local Foods: From Fad To Force And What It Means For The Food Industry

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.17.2014 | Food
Michael Zacka

Given the fact that the local foods movement offers consumers so many benefits, sustainably processed and packaged food has an important role to play in supporting the admirable goals of local food advocates and supplementing their needs.

LIveBlogging the 2014 Edible Institute @ The New School, NYC

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.10.2014 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

Organic is great but it's flawed, and industry is creating many problems with it. He says, "Eating a conventional apple is better than eating an organic cheeseburger."

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Food
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...

Access to Healthy Food Improves Health, Brings Economic Benefits

Don Hinkle-Brown | Posted 04.22.2014 | Food
Don Hinkle-Brown

Access to healthy food can bring triple bottom-line benefits to communities -- better health, new jobs, and a revitalized economy. But nearly 30 million Americans still live in low-income areas with limited access to supermarkets.

Food Waste to Plate: A Transcontinental Train Ride to Learn From the Real Food Pioneers

Daniella Uslan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniella Uslan

Americans throw out an astounding 40 percent of food each year, a value of $165 billion. The food, left in landfills, emits methane gas and contributes to global warming. Not only does food waste squander resources and money, food is missing the mouths of those who need it most.

The NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum: Big Ideas or Real Policy Change?

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Heritage Radio Network

NYC held the first city-wide Mayoral Candidate Food Forum in the country, but now that the food movement has matured to the point where politicians have taken notice, how do we get our legislators to catch up with the mindset of community organizers and local activists?

Summer Break Means Vacation for Some, Hunger for Others

Dr. Michele Borba | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Michele Borba

While many are making plans with friends, heading to the beach or enrolling in camp, others are facing a very different and very somber reality: a loss of access to food for the coming summer months.

City Council OKs Outdoor Fruit, Vegetable Stands

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to legalize roadside, outdoor produce stands. The Mayor Rahm Emanuel-introduced ordinance wil...

No Simple Answers for a Complex Problem

Mike Curtin | Posted 06.23.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

Food access is a complicated issue. While this web is as vexing as it is complex, it will not become less troublesome, tragic, or costly if we do nothing.

Want to Reduce Food Access While Killing Jobs? Open a Walmart

Michele Simon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

I shudder to think of the consequences to America's already suffering urban populations if Walmart succeeds in duplicating its rural retail takeover.

Wal-Mart's Coming to Town

Nick Wiseman | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC
Nick Wiseman

For Wal-Mart to grow, it has to turn to urban areas. Not because of some moral epiphany, but because of the bottom line. The "food deserts" Wal-Mart wants to occupy lie on top of deep reserves of customers.

Transforming D.C. Into a Culinary Capital

Nick Wiseman | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC
Nick Wiseman

D.C. is undergoing a transformation. Some call it a renaissance. Bold new restaurant concepts supplant stodgy steak houses. And culinary entrepreneurs bring dynamism to the market with novel concepts.

Report: Illinois's Obesity Rate Continues Steady Climb

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Per a report published Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, adults in Illinois are among those in 16 st...

Joanna Zelman

Farmers Fight To Bring Fresh Foods To Low-Income Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- As Linda Crosby hastily chopped fresh escarole for a cooking demonstration at the opening day of a small farmers' market in Chelsea, she l...

How Agriculture Subsidies Are Making Us Sick

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

When it comes to unhealthy food, the primary culprits are meat and dairy, which are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and over-sweetened processed food.

The Hustle for Good Food: Dispatches From the Bronx Food Summit

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elizabeth McVay Greene

What's gone wrong in the Bronx to make a conference about food access necessary?

Jamie Oliver at TED: On a Mission to Feed Kids Better

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

This week, Jamie Oliver received a prize of $100,000 from TED, a non-profit about spreading ideas, for his efforts in bringing attention to the obesit...

Go Bananas During National Food Desert Awareness Month

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Fast, cheap and easy is not a porn film; it's the new American diet.

Bad Seed Farm in Kansas City Brings Urban Farming to the Next Level: Legislation

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

How do we value urban land, and what are the existing laws on the books that keep urban agriculture from flourishing and feeding locals?

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Biotechnology Has Failed Us, So Why Promote It Abroad?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Groups like the Gates Foundation are trying to renew the idea of creating a "Green Revolution for Africa," using many of the same methods that have been so bad for India.

The Battle Over Sliced Apples: New York Senators Gillibrand and Aubertine Take Secretary Vilsack to Task on School Food

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

No, Gillibrand and Aubertine aren't lobbying for the Corn Refiners Association -- they are pushing for local food.