Posts Categorized: Agroecology

Snapshots of the U.S. Food & Farm System: Pandemic Edition

Understanding our food and how it gets to us is no simple task. This overview is a snapshot of the situation of workers and dynamics in our country’s food and farm system. The goal was to outline the current situation in the pandemic and possible solutions for each part of the food chain. It is… Read more »

Slaughterhouse: Meat processing workers risk Covid-19 infection

meat processing with bones and meat on big table *** May 7, 2020 UPDATE:  Meatpacking plants have become national hot spots for the novel coronavirus. Of the 25 largest clusters of COVID-19 cases in the United States, six are tied to meat processing plants (the rest are prisons and nursing homes). At least 48 workers have died from the virus, and another 11,000 have… Read more »

Getting at the roots so we can harvest the fruit

PHP national work in tree graphic Presbyterian Hunger Program’s PHP Post is out – hot off the PDF press! Featuring stories from U.S. partners around the country, the Spring Edition is now available. This issue includes: Articles from grant partners in Chicago, North Carolina, and New Jersey Hopeful Action in Hard Times PC(USA) National Hunger Concerns Poster Panning out with Kathia… Read more »

Local Food Surges in U.S. during Pandemic

ag work While not without real challenges, family farmers – especially those able to directly sell to individuals – are responding with agility and creativity to help meet the food needs of surrounding areas. We give thanks to them and all who produce food, especially during this crisis. Here is a roundup of articles from this morning…. Read more »

Food in a Pandemic: Curated Cream of the Crop

Will we have enough to eat?! Great attention is being paid to our food and farm system given the fault lines laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are learning how much there is that needs changing! I have selected articles in the nine topics listed below and hope these are helpful as we envision… Read more »

Disaster Capitalism & Food Imperialism in Puerto Rico

Scaling Up Agroecology in Puerto Rico By Andrew Kang Bartlett The Presbyterian Hunger Program is eager to support the expansion of agriculture that cools the planet, cares for God’s creation, and prioritizes the needs of producers and eaters. Agroecology is that approach and we are excited about the work of Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica… Read more »

Down-to-earth spiritual farming on the rise!

CA farm couple Judging by the 900 people at last year’s Biodynamics Conference in Portland and the 700+ assembled in upstate New York this year, biodynamic farming is swelling! Given the high yields of healthy produce, grains and protein and resilience to climate change, the timing of this popularity couldn’t be better. Our minds and hearts have opened,… Read more »

How to Cool the Planet?

Urban Tilth photo Agroecology is One Answer! By Andrew Kang Bartlett In a world where giant corporations largely shape our food choices and perpetuate a form of agriculture which depends on fossil fuels, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and workers making poverty wages, family farmers and eaters alike are eager to shift towards a more equitable and eco-friendly food-farm… Read more »

A Green New Deal for Food and Farming

photo of author By Ahna Kruzic, Communications Director of Pesticides Action Network North America Original post Globally, today’s food and agriculture systems are responsible for more climate change-contributing emissions than the world’s cars, trucks, planes, and trains combined. At the same time, we’re confronted with evidence that climate change is wreaking havoc on agricultural production—and unraveling systems of… Read more »

Semillas de Justicia / Seeds of Justice Garden

Vivi Moreno explains community garden Vivi Moreno (in the four videos below) and Jorge Ortiz (right) are organizers with the Little Village Environmental Organization (LVEJO). They proudly showed PHP staff and advisory committee members the Semillas de Justicia (Seeds of Justice) community garden. These videos of Vivi give you the low-down on the garden, which has been going strong since… Read more »