It's International Food Workers Week, November 24-30, 2013. This is the second annual week, organized by the Food Chain Workers Alliance every year around Thanksgiving, to lift up the importance of workers in our food system.
The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.
It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.
When I was in Bangalore, India, I could not help but be intrigued by recurring news in the newspapers and on TV about the unexpected surge in the price of onions. The widespread coverage and the heated discussions surrounding the issue prove its enormous relevance in Indian politics.
South L.A. has a history of turning moments of crisis into ones of promise. The closure of Ralphs represents an opportunity to insist on something better, and to organize ourselves to make those demands a reality.
Julie Guthman's position is clear: She does not deny that many American citizens are getting bigger, but wants to tease out the factors behind obesity that for political, economic and cultural reasons are often underestimated or outright ignored.
Foodieism has a misplaced emphasis on value-added quality over community. Foodieism loves to take food out of context. What we need, however, is not another establishment that serves $11 local swiss chard every Wednesday.
Labor law violations are rampant in the restaurant business and cash is one of the main reasons. Where there is cash, games are played; and small restaurants are still largely cash businesses. Workers across the country, however, are doing something about their rights.
Today, there are almost 8,000 farmers' markets throughout the United States. And according to the Department of Agriculture, local food sales now account for $5 billion annually. These markets represent an important new source of green jobs and businesses.
The need for fair and humane immigration reform is critical to achieving fair and sustainable food systems. With immigration reform moving very fast, what can people and organizations who care about food do?
In a new book entitled Beyond the Kitchen Door, Saru Jayaraman highlights the harmful impact of the restaurant industry on the health, economic security, and lives of those who cook, serve, and provide for us.
Hundreds of thousands of families in the Los Angeles area are entitled to SNAP benefits but are not accessing them. If your family might be one of them, this event will answer your questions and lead you to the services available.