Posts Categorized: Food Justice

Hartford Food System rocks!

The youth and adults at Hartford Food System are hard at work during this busiest time of the year. The Grow Hartford harvest is coming in strong and they are delivering Hartford-grown produce to their CSA members every week. The…

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Agrarian Road Trip – Part One.

Garlic Pickin’, Potluckin’ and Llamas: the Agrarian Tour through Kentucky and Tennessee We – Agrarian Road Trippers – have been visiting and trading stories with many a farmer across Kentucky and Tennessee. Learning the tales of the trade and dreaming…

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I am ashamed.

I have the privilege of asking myself “where does my food come from?” and “how was this food produced?” These two questions are becoming more popular, but there is a more urgent question for many people, and that is “do…

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I’m an idiot

Each year! This would translate into 100s of new jobs. Based on other cities, Dan estimates about a 1,000 jobs would be created. If your town or city is anything like Louisville, you could use more good jobs, right? Deep thinkers might wonder if new jobs in your town would cause the loss of jobs somewhere else. Fortunately it doesn’t work like that. While a few jobs might be lost in various locations in the US or overseas, the reason why a small shift to local purchasing -10 cents on the dollar – creates so much new wealth and jobs is the power of local money circulation.

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Heaven on Earth

An Agrarian Road Trip to the U.S. Social Forum June 13–26, 2010 Experience the good food revolution on this road trip from the vibrant small farms of Kentucky to the bustling Eastern Market of Detroit. Visit church and community initiatives…

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The best F&F posts of 2009

Best of 2009, Farmers tell it like it is, World Food Day update: Monsanto monopoly, peasants fight back, Got food? Check for bees, Liquid Justice

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Food justice on the side

* Guatemala update from the December global food crisis fast * WARC/Global Dialogue on the Accra Confession * “Farmworkers, Low-wage Jobs, and Living into a New Economy” – Online Workshop Session and Liturgical Materials on Farm Worker Justice

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Dry and important? Yes.

Days ahead of the Summit, the negotiations on the Draft Declaration of the Summit are entering their final stage. What is at stake is our ability to take the necessary steps towards a global food system that will make decisive progress towards realizing the human right to adequate food and building our resilience against the risk of future economic shocks and increasing volatility of food prices. The Declaration coming out of the Summit should be coherent, ambitious and unambiguous on five issues: the right to food, governance, sustainability, trade, and the strengthening of international cooperation.

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from food crisis to food justice!

Agribusiness and modern, industrial farming is destroying the ecological integrity of this beautiful planet, and so many people are being exploited along the food supply chain! God’s Creation is groaning under the strain of fossil fueled agriculture with its pesticide poisoning, chemical fertilizers, unjust labor practices, and the carbon and methane pollution heating the atmosphere. FROM FOOD CRISIS TO FOOD JUSTICE!

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the best food news for a tuesday morning

DO WE REALLY WANT A GREEN REVOLUTION FOR AFRICA? Voices from Africa: African Farmers & Environmentalists Speak Out Against a New Green Revolution in Africa, issues a direct challenge to Western-led plans for a genetically engineered revolution in African agriculture, particularly the recent misguided philanthropic efforts of the Gates Foundation’s Alliance for a New Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and presents African resistance and solutions rooted in first-hand knowledge of what Africans need.

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