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Food Movement

Where Did the Food Movement Go Wrong?

Food Politic | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Food Politic

We say that we're for "best practices" in agriculture but I'm not convinced that any of us -- whether we're part of the food movement or the biggest of Big Ag -- are ready to concede that we might not be right all the time. I've certainly had a hard time with it.

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...

Berkshire Grown: A Case Study of an Organization Vital in Creating a Local Food System in Western Massachusetts

Rafi Bildner | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Rafi Bildner

Before I started farming, I had little idea that non-profits like Berkshire Grown existed all over the nation, supporting small farms in ways that, unfortunately, state and federal governments are currently not set up to do.

Fixing Food in Four Minutes or Less

Anna Lappé | Posted 04.20.2014 | Food
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.

What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The ultimate deal was far from perfect, but it reflects the growing power of the food movement and it just might hint at the beginnings of a new direction for American agriculture.

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...

Will Feds Bankrupt Small Farms With Food Safety Rules?

Jim Slama | Posted 11.07.2013 | Food
Jim Slama

To grow the supply, we need federal policies and programs that support, not hinder, existing and new farmers in their efforts to grow more fruits and vegetables for local markets.

How Chefs Are Making a Difference in Our Food System

Maria Hines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Hines

Chefs are in a unique position to play an important role in improving the food system because we have a lot of consumer trust. Our agenda is to feed people delicious food and make them happy. What's not to trust in that?

Silicon Valley Turns to Food -- and Gets It Wrong

Nina Planck | Posted 12.23.2013 | Taste
Nina Planck

Dear Silicon Valley Foodists: I double dare you!

Food Is The New Black

Alison Cayne | Posted 12.21.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

If food really is #trending, then we can use this as an opportunity to get serious about demanding better policies from our representatives. We can ride the momentum of the "foodie" wave and genuinely connect with the sources of our sustenance.

Food, The Thinking Person's Game

Ellen Gustafson | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Ellen Gustafson

Groups working on hunger too often focus on agricultural yields at the expense of nutrition and biodiversity and forget that we already grow enough food to feed the world and are wasting 40 percent of it.

Most People Going Hungry In Developed World Are Producing Food

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 12.20.2013 | Impact
Eric Holt Gimenez

For the first time in recorded history the next generation is expected to die younger than their parents due to malnutrition and diet-related disease. Hunger and malnutrition are not by-products, but an integral part of the global food system. We desperately need a new food system.

The Government Shutdown: Opening Round in the Fight Over Economic Reform

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Holt Gimenez

There is much to be learned from the government shutdown, however it plays out. We're going to need these lessons to understand and engage constructively with the politics of the coming economic transition.

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

The Carbon Diaries

Amy Larkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

As The Carbon Diaries points out so beautifully, only if we make more conscious choices today will we avoid the specter of future rationing. Believe it or not, the United Nations is a vehicle to level the playing field for businesses and to create incentives for saving ourselves from our own greed.

Food Curated: Bell & Anchor, A Little Bit of Brooklyn in the Berkshires

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Mark Firth, the owner and chief farmhand of the Bell & Anchor, "just want(s) to eat well and keep it unpretentious."

Reclaiming the Kitchen: Women's History Month Meets the Food Justice Movement

Judith Newton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Judith Newton

When I began to cook in the 1960s while getting my Ph.D., I was conscious of doing so in a way that would define me as different from my mother and my mother's life. She cooked Midwestern. I deliberately chose French. She baked apple pies. I composed Tarte Normande aux Pommes.

Making Sense Of The 'Food Movement'

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green

There are few events that bring such diverse groups as farmers, professors, activists, CEOs and small business owners together into one room. But perh...

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial.

Natural Wine Can Learn from Natural Food

Lee Schneider | Posted 03.20.2013 | Food
Lee Schneider

Although you can get organic wines in Whole Foods and Trader Joes, how can you find out more about them, and who are the champions for drinking the good (organic) stuff? There's not much on that label that tells you what's really in the wine.

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

Erin O'Donnell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Food
Erin O'Donnell

2012 was an up and down and altogether historic year for the food movement. In order to succeed in 2013, the movement needs to incorporate more voices from throughout the food chain and think creatively about how to unite across traditional boundaries.

What's Next in the GMO Battle?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Although $46 million managed to put out one fire for Monsanto and its allies, it seems to have started about 30 new ones.

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.