Tag Archives: food security

Interview with Michael Pollan |AlterNet

Here’s a fascinating interview with Michael Pollan (author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma) on everything from picky eaters to the reformation of the American food industry. Definitely worth the read!

Michael Pollan: We Are Headed Toward a Breakdown in Our Food System | Environment | AlterNet.

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Bringing the People Behind Our Food to Life

In part 1, Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resource Center, defines what constitutes a strong local food economy, and how farming has evolved since the 1930’s. Meter, a consultant who specializes in helping strengthen local communities, says more people want to know where their food comes from, and how it’s produced. Industrialization of the food system, and the problems of food safety, and a long list of other problems has reinvigorated communities across America to evaluate how they may build and promote their own local food economies. The benefits can be substantial to the local environment, local economy, and culture.

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Chefs Changing Lives with Food – NYTimes.com

Highly-trained chefs are giving up high-paying careers serving the wealthy in order to work in shelters and addiction programs, teaching the skills of the kitchen and of life to people who need it most. This reminds FamilyWorks of our local version: FareStart. Check it out and support the recovery, job skills training, and delicious food they have to offer!

 


 

 

 

American Album – Finding Purpose in Serving the Needy, Not Just Haute Cuisine – NYTimes.com.

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Beyonce Teams up with Feeding America

See how Beyonce is helping fight hunger – and join the cause if you can!

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Photo of the Day

Microsoft collected these cans and more as part of a Feeding America Food Drive. The food will be donated to local food banks. Thank you, Microsoft!

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Hunting and Gathering for Sustainability

Local farms, trying to stay afloat in this era of large agribusiness, are getting creative in their selling tactics. One local farm, in an effort to promote sustainability, invited several local top chefs to experience harvesting and butchering first-hand. These chefs butchered a goat, collected pine nuts from pine cones, and got milk for their cooking – all in one place. Sustainability, supporting the local economy, and getting in touch with one’s food – all admirable goals, if you have the stomach for it. Do you?

The Seattle Times: Local News: Tiny farm wants to change the world — one chef at a time.

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Foreclosure Crisis Hits Poor Renters Hard: Evicted Families Have to Fight to Live Together | AlterNet

First the economy went sour, and now we focus on how it is affecting us all. But this article has data to show that while yes, the poor economy is affecting us all, it is affecting some of us more than others. Click the link below for the AlterNet article.

Foreclosure Crisis Hits Poor Renters Hard: Evicted Families Have to Fight to Live Together | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet.

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