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Food News!

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Food News!

Recent news stories about food issues at home and worldwide

Stories about agriculture, gardening and food security appear in local and national news sources every day. These stories can help us contextualize the work we are doing on the Urban Farm as part of a larger, global movement working to address issues of sustainability, self-reliance, cultural preservation and environmental justice.

 

Some good sources for food news: New York Times online(subscription is free), Grist, or NPR, or use the Google news search.

 

Some key search terms: food security, community food security, farm to school, farm to cafeteria, farm to institution, local food, Slow Food, organic agriculture, Farm Bill, Green Revolution, food crisis, world hunger, school garden, urban agriculture, permaculture, community garden, farmer’s market, community supported agriculture, biodynamics, food miles, food safety, etc.

 

Articles and news stories:

 

Michael Pollan's collected articles, mostly from the New York Times Magazine:

http://www.michaelpollan.com/write.php

 

And now for a differing perspective:

"Cultivating Failure: How school gardens are cheating our most vulnerable students."

by Caitlin Flanagan

The Atlantic

January/February 2010

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/201001/school-yard-garden

 

"Food Inc. Director Robert Kenner speaks on the ills of the food system"

Grist

6/23/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-06-26-food-inc-kenner/

 

"USDA food-desert report points to need for a soda tax"

Grist

6/26/09

http://www.grist.org/article/usda-food-desert-report-points-to-need-for-a-soda-tax/

 

"New climate legislation overlooks a major GHG source: industrial ag"

Grist

4/2/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-04-02-cut-crap-markey-and-waxman/

 

"Toward a less efficient and more robust food system"

Grist

4/2/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-toward-a-less-efficient-and-more-robust/

 

"The Grass-Fed Menagerie"

The New York Times Magazine

4/2/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/05/magazine/05food-t-000.html?_r=1

 

"Pistachio Products Pulled"

New York Times

4/1/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/health/policy/02brfs-PISTACHIOPRO_BRF.html?ref=dining

 

"Investigators Find Source of Many Foods Untraceable"

New York Times

3/25/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/health/policy/26fda.html?ref=health

 

World Food Day USA

10/16/08

http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/

 

"The Food Issue"--a whole issue about food...issues.

The New York Times Magazine, 10/12/08

http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2008/10/10/magazine/index.html

 

"Farmer in Chief."

by Michael Pollan

The New York Times Magazine, 10/9/08

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?_r=3&ref=magazine&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

 

Video on South Central Farm in Los Angeles, which was bulldozed in 2006--an amazing example of grassroots urban agriculture uplifting a disadvantaged community, and a heartbreaking look at the farmers' ongoing struggle for food justice and community food security:

Part 1

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"Politics and the Dinner Table: Weighing Obama's and McCain's stances on food and farm policy."

By Tom Philpott

Grist, 10/2/08

http://www.grist.org/comments/food/2008/10/03/

 

"Take Half a Ton of Beef..."

by Steven Stern

New York Times, 9/30/08

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/01/dining/01whole.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin

 

"More foods getting labeled as US or foreign-grown"

From Associated Press

NPR, 9/29/08

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95181305

 

"Instead of eating to diet, they're eating to enjoy"

By Tara Parker-Pope

New York Times, 9/16/08

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/dining/17diet.html?ref=fitnessandnutrition

 

"Big Foot: In measuring carbon emissions, it’s easy to confuse morality and science"

By Michael Specter

The New Yorker, 2/25/08

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/02/25/080225fa_fact_specter 

 

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