Archive for the 'Food' Category

Food Bank Federal Funding Cut: Hunger Cuts Deep

Filed under: Economy | Food — by Will Kirkland 08/22/2011 @ 3:52:32 PM
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“Funding for the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program program was cut 40 percent by Congress in this year’s budget – from $200 million to $120 million.

For the first time … [Keep reading >>]

Salmon Back But for How Long?

Filed under: California | Environment | Food — by Will Kirkland 07/25/2011 @ 9:10:55 AM
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Salmon fishing excellent for 1st time in years

reads the headline in a SF Chronicle article dated July 24, 2001.

Fishermen are shown with grins as wide as the 38 pound fish … [Keep reading >>]

Food Prices to Double by 2030 Says Oxfam

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment | Food — by Will Kirkland 05/31/2011 @ 9:14:46 PM
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The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented reversal in human development, Oxfam has warned.

The world’s poorest people, who … [Keep reading >>]

Fasting for Those Who Go Hungry

Filed under: Citizen Action | Food — by Will Kirkland 04/15/2011 @ 11:26:08 AM
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” 28 Members of Congress are joining 35,000 Americans in former Congressman and Ambassador Tony Hall’s Hungerfast — an effort launched March 28 to demand that the budget deficit not be balanced … [Keep reading >>]

Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto

Filed under: Food — by Will Kirkland 04/11/2011 @ 9:11:27 AM
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After 12 years of battling to stop Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s organic farmland, the biggest retailers of “natural” and “organic” foods in the U.S., … [Keep reading >>]

Foodie Fasts To Protect the Powerless

Filed under: Action! | Compassion Watch | Food — by Will Kirkland 03/30/2011 @ 8:15:39 AM
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Mark Bittman, whose “Minalmist” cooking show on PBS I have often cribbed ideas from, has a piece on the Op/Ed page of today’s NY Times.  It doesn’t appear that he … [Keep reading >>]

Seafood Watch

Filed under: Environment | Food — by Joyce Cole 11/7/2010 @ 10:39:15 AM
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What seafood is sustainable/healthy to eat, and what is not?  Here’s the list from the Monterey Aquarium. … [Keep reading >>]

Super Weeds Choke Fields

Filed under: Food | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 05/4/2010 @ 6:44:43 AM
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This on the business pages:
Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led … [Keep reading >>]

Food Dumping in Kenya

Filed under: Africa | Food — by Will Kirkland 04/20/2010 @ 12:11:54 PM
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Of  all the unforseen consequences of a smallish volcano in Iceland, throwing out tons of food in Kenya has to be one of the last to be thought of.  It … [Keep reading >>]

Organic Milk Producers In Deep Trouble

Filed under: Economy | Food — by Will Kirkland 05/29/2009 @ 2:08:35 PM
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Very sobering article in the NY Times today about the rise and fall of the organic dairy farmer.

[When Ken Preston turned his dairy farm organic in 2005] his income soared … [Keep reading >>]

Farmer-Veteran Coalition

Filed under: Food | Veterans — by Ruth Friend 04/10/2009 @ 4:26:24 PM
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A nice reminder of good, innovative relationships shaping up between farmers and veterans came my way the other day. I thought many of you would like to know more both … [Keep reading >>]

Composting Gone Wild

Filed under: Food — by Will Kirkland 04/1/2009 @ 8:37:15 AM
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Dang! Here’s a business model that past me by, back in the day of saving our daily scraps and turning them into our garden compost pile. … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

It is impudent in the extreme for this man to go around Europe haranguing people on their duties to civilization when his own country presents one of the most lawless aspects of modern life the whole world affords.

Roger Casement
Irish Human Rights Champion

commenting on Teddy Roosevelt's 1910 Guildhall
speech telling Great Britain to either rule Egypt or get out.

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