Posts Categorized: Food Justice

living her faith by fasting

“One of the critical things the group helped me to identify was the nature of human desire,” she said. “Just because so many of us can have what we want doesn’t mean that we should have it. Having what we want isn’t necessarily what’s best for the world.”

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Economic justice at core of food justice

Reading the Peacemaking Program’s blog this evening, I was reminded of the great talk Roberto Jordan presented at this year’s Peacemaking Conference. The Presbyterian News Service posted a story on the keynote presentation by Rev. Jordan of Argentina. He is…

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seattle youth garden works rocks

Seattle Youth Garden Works is awesome, and I’m trying out this widget from change.org which allows you to give to the project. Go for it. Or start a fundraising page for them. Just click below… Interview with Marcus and Susan…

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obese children

As many as one in three children and adolescents are obese in the United States. Here are some recent articles on the topic thanks to Virginia Clarke of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders: A Plan for Overweight Kids…

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Food Crisis U.S.A.?

Mark Winne, a food justice activist, author, and former director of the Hartford Food System (a grantee of the Presbyterian Hunger Program) helps change the angle from which we view the high food price issue and focus on the importance…

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hungry for profit (not me!)

When I woke up this Sunday morning (day three of the fast), my heart was still pounding. So I thought I would drink some organic grape juice, but didn’t have any in the house. I didn’t know when Rainbow Blossoms…

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Food Films Galore

Thanks to friends in the sustainable ag world for the list below of films on the ever-popular topic of food. There are some additional ones on the Presbyterian’s Food and Faith site. Plus, at the bottom of this post are…

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A Decent and In Order Pantry

So one afternoon, in the middle of a larger cleaning and organizing frenzy, I found myself newly in procession of a number of pantry organizing glass bins. They are so cool they have a chalkboard paint area where I can write the name of the contents as I please. They are square, they come in various sizes, and the line up very orderly on the shelf. I love them. I love looking at them. And… I smell a whiff of idolatry whenever I gaze upon their neat, orderly presences.

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got food?

I really did want to start the week with some hopeful news. Then I picked up the New York Times and, while not good news, at least there is a small (albeit bitter) measure of vindication. You see, I’ve been…

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Talking ‘Bout Serious Change

I want Upton Sinclair’s change. I want God’s change. I want the change that gets us out of thinking and living “better grab all that I can get ‘cuz there won’t be enough” and into trusting the life-giving Commandments to love God and to love our neighbor.

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