Farm Bill Friends, After a couple weeks of dormancy, the 2007 Farm Bill is back on the Senate floor. In the spirit of advent we are calling on you to “Be Ready” and “Wait Patiently” for coming alerts on farm…Read more »
Land preservation by buying less meat?
While we wait for congress to get back to work on the Farm Bill, let’s take a look at this first study to look at the impact of complete diets. While it is commonly said that changing one’s diet compares…Read more »
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…Read more »
Healthy eating habits “commercials” by high schoolers
Happy Thanksgiving! These short videos were created by University City High School students interning with the Urban Nutrition Initiative over the past several summers – each summer they created one or two of the public service announcements you will see…..Read more »
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…Read more »
Stated Clerk Urges Farm Bill Reform
This weekend the Louisville Courier-Journal ran a Letter to the Editor from Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly PC(USA) calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to continue to his support for meaningful commodity program payment limits such as…Read more »
It’s the Agronomy, Stupid
Yesterday, Tom Philpott did a masterful job explaining why gutting subsidies shouldn’t be the focus of Farm Bill reform efforts. He zeros right in on overproduction as the real culprit and calls for support of the Dorgan Grassley amendment to…Read more »
Farm Bill on Senate Floor: Call Now!
The Farm Bill comes to the Senate floor today. Debate is scheduled for two weeks. However, important reform amendments to Title 1, home of subsidies to farmers of the “big five” commodities (corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and cotton) are expected…Read more »
A Fair Trade Coffee Prelude . . . before the Farm Bill alerts begin!
This is a great little 8-minute video about Equal Exchange, produced by the Zana Network as part of their “Bright Green” series on progressive small businesses. Also from the Bright Green series is this piece about the Cafe Verde Food…Read more »
Farm Bill Tuesday: Actions for Senate Markup
This week (actually, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24) the Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to markup their version of the farm bill. Many of our action alerts over the past few months have pointed to this week. Today, we highlight two…Read more »