Posts Tagged: solutions

Food and sustainability: finding solutions!

A whole issue devoted to FOOD and SUSTAINABILITY! Introducing you to Kids Can Make a Difference and their Finding Solutions Newsletter. You can sign up for the newsletter on their home page. 1) About this issue…by Jane and Larry Levine and Christina Schiavoni 2) WhyHunger at 35: making connections, building the movement, sticking to its roots…by Alison Cohen 3) Bringing lasting change to school food: how we do it, and how you can, too…by Meredith Modzelewski 4) Just eat food …by Joan Dye Gussow 5) Eat the sky: the food and climate connection…by Anna Lappé 6) Camel farming in Tanzania…by Donna Stokes

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“Welcome to the Nightmare, Welcome to the Hope” (Cancún # 2)

Traveling through Cancun has been a profound and empowering experience. It was ironic, as I spent more time in Cancun, the reality of the United States became clearer. Here in the states we’re told that consumption and growth are the keys to progress. In the Global South they are told that you must work for a corporation’s workshop, and your land is no longer yours but a tool for exploitation. The chasm between reckless consumption and consumerism, and social and environmental degradation is vast and creates the actual reality in which we all live: the climate is warming at an alarming rate, world food supplies are dwindling, and the natural world is being eroded beyond the possibility of being healed.

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