Posts Categorized: Hunger

hurricane ike and the church parking lot

Early Monday morning, I rode my bicycle down Frankfort Ave amidst the devastation from 75 mile-an-hour winds of the day before. Giant oak trees that had stretched to the sky two days prior lay on their sides – broken. I…

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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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Everybody Look What’s Going Down

The headline that grabbed my attention was posted on March 29th, 2008, High Rice Cost Creating Fears of Asia Unrest (New York Times). The author, Keith Bradsher, writes from Hanoi, “The price of rice, a staple in the diets of…

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Hopeful Edge in Ending Hunger

This summer, Anna Lappé gave one of the keynotes at the Presbyterians for Restoring Creation National Eco-Justice Conference. You can listen to hers and other great presentations related to Food and Fuel and download conference presentations here. Also, I just…

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What the World Eats

Imagine inviting yourself to dinner with 30 different families… in 24 countries. Imagine shopping, farming, cooking and eating with those families… taking note of every vegetable peeled, every beverage poured, every package opened. Well that’s what photographer Peter Menzel and…

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The end of oil; the start of tasty food

The title of the radio show appealed to me since Deconstructing Supper: Is your food safe? is a wonderful video that we lend out to groups for viewing around the country. You can see the lending library list here according…

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Farm Bill Tuesday: House Aftermath

Two multimedia pieces dealing with the complexity of the Farm Bill in the wake of the House vote last week. First, from today’s New York Times, an article and slideshow dealing with food aid called “Corn That Never Came.” And…

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Luke, Jesus, and Dinner

We are in the third year of the three year Revised Lectionary Cycle, which means we are deep in the Gospel of Luke. There is a lot of food in Luke. From the opening page where the baby Jesus is…

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First-ever cut in state food tax passes in Tennessee!

PHP celebrates the victory of Tennesseans for Fair Taxation (TFT), a group we’ve been able to fund with gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing. The first-ever reduction of the state’s high food tax has now passed both houses…

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