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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sustainable Farming CAN Feed the World

BETH DOOLEY covers Joel Salatin recent speech at The Bell Museum. –
This past Sunday, the prettiest of the year so far, why would 300 people forsake biking, gardening, or napping for a lecture in the dark Bell Museum Auditorium? To hear Joel Salatin, the “libertarian, Christian, capitalist, environmentalist” grass-farming evangelist of Omnivore’s Dilemma, and the movies FRESH and FOOD, INC. fame.
If you’ve gotten this far, you might be familiar with the ideals of the movement: the industrial commodity system is dangerously wreaking havoc on the quality of our …

Agriculture, Environment, Featured, Food »

[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Food, Inc. on PBS

The Academy Award nominated documentary film, Food, Inc. premiers on PBS’s POV April 21st! Watch the trailer and tell you friends. Check your local listings for the broadcast schedule, and visit the POV website to download materials and posters to host a viewing party or potluck.
If you don’t have television access, you can watch Food, Inc. online (Food, Inc. will be streaming in its entirety from April 22 to April 29, 2010)
About Food, Inc.
American agriculture has in many respects been the envy of the world. U.S. agri-business consistently produces more …

Everyday Practitioners, Featured, Food »

[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ethical Eating and Lent

I wanted to let everyone know about a great new blog by Rachel Neftzer where she chronicles her efforts to eat ethically during Lent. Inspired by reading Everyday Justice, she decided to figure out what it would take for her to eat consciously this season. She writes -
So following Julie’s example, I’ve decided that this year for Lent I will begin the process of sorting through what it looks like to eat ethically. Part of this commitment is sharing the information that I find in this blog. I’m …

Agriculture, Featured, Food »

[10 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
The Real Price of Cheap Food

Reposted from Alternet –
Award-winning food journalist Michael Pollan was invited to speak on October 15 at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo but after pressure from a university donor who is chairman of the Harris Ranch Beef Co., the university changed his speech to a panel discussion.
Pollan, whose works include The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto is the Knight Professor of Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s also no stranger to attacks from …

Agriculture, Child Labor, Featured, Food »

[4 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Children Found Working in U.S. Blueberry Fields

From ABC News -
Walmart and the Kroger supermarket chain have severed ties with one of the country’s major blueberry growers after an ABC News investigation found children, including one as young as five-years-old, working in its fields.
The children were discovered at the Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, in South Haven, Michigan, this summer by graduate school students working with ABC News as fellows with the Carnegie Corporation.
A five-year-old girl, named Suli, was seen lugging two heavy buckets of blueberries picked by her parents and brothers, aged seven and eight.
An 11-year-old …

Featured, Food, How-to Guides, Organic, slavery »

[5 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
How to Have a Green Halloween

So I find myself wondering what to do about Halloween this year. No, not the typical Christian “should I celebrate it or not?” dilemma (more on this on a couple of weeks), but more of a quandary as to what sort of candy to hand out. Unless you are an evil grinch (or a fundamentalist Christian) you give out candy at Halloween. It’s the one night of the year when you are guaranteed to actually meet your neighbors as people get pulled out of the safety of …

Agriculture, Featured, Food »

[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chipotle and Fair Wages

Jonathan Blundell just posted an exchange he had with the PR people at Chipotle regarding the wages they pay to the farmers who pick their produce. Chipotle has been under much pressure recently to ensure that it’s workers are paid a fair wage. They say they are working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to attempts to bring better wages to the farmers. Agreements have been made to increase the wages of farm workers – most of who get paid nearly nothing and work in near slave-like …

Action Alerts, Featured, Food, human trafficking, slavery »

[3 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
Fight Slavery at the Grocery Store

The End Human Trafficking site has a great post up on 7 Ways to Fight Slavery at the Grocery Store. It lists seven common foods that are tainted by human slavery and suggests shopping habits to avoid supporting those practices of slavery. While the slave connection to foods like chocolate is fairly well known, it may be a surprise to read how slavery taints even our seafood and strawberries. So check out the post and find out how you can avoid supporting systems of slavery when you …

Featured, Food, Reviews »

[6 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Food, Inc.

“The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it ” – Food, Inc.
I recently headed out to a sold-out showing of the documentary Food, Inc. at Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse. Generally, getting dinner and drinks along with my movie is my favorite “night out” activity, but in watching a film which critically examines our industrial food system, it was a bit strange. Granted, all around me I heard orders for veggie …