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Will the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Affect Local Food Producers?

Civil Eats 12/13 8:00P Danielle Beurteaux
Six years ago, Jenna Huntsberger started selling handmade pies, quiches, and cookies, from a stall at a farmers’ market in Washington, D.C. Now, her baked goods company, Whisked! , relies on wholesale...

How Coca-Cola Invented Christmas As We Know It

Alternet 12/13 5:21A Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! The fat old white man clad in red is a marketing gimmick. Let s consider replacing him. When you see Santa today, all fat and jolly and rosy-cheeked, you’re seeing an...

Bipartisan Bill Might Seed the Future of Organic Farming

Civil Eats 12/11 9:00P Lisa Held
The last Farm Bill cost taxpayers an estimated $489 billion. But less than 1 percent of that funding was spent on agricultural research. And a tiny piece of that 1 percent went specifically to organic agriculture research, via the U.S. Department...

Is Capitalism a Barrier to Food Justice?

Civil Eats 12/7 9:00P Claire Luchette
No consumer, farmer, or activist participates in the food system without also participating in capitalism. To Eric Holt-Giménez, the director of Food First , this is a basic truth that’s too often overlooked in the struggle to change our broken...

Grain Mills Can Be Cornerstones of Local Food Economies

Civil Eats 12/5 9:00P Lela Nargi
Mark Fischer surveys the boxes of organic Redeemer wheat sitting on the worn wood floorboards of his Castle Valley Mill , awaiting pickup. Like most of the grains Fischer cleans and grinds here on the...

Trump's USDA Just Made School Meals Less Healthy

Alternet 12/4 8:00A Marion Nestle, EcoWatch
Yet another ill-advised rollback of Obama-era regulations—and this time, it s children who will pay a terrible price. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced  its revised school meal...

Our Food System Is Racist: Here's How to Fix It

Alternet 12/1 8:00A Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First, M
From labor abuses to diet-related diseases, people of color suffer disproportionately in our capitalist food system. The following excerpt is from  A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the...

13 Ways to Feed the Planet Amid the Climate Crisis

Civil Eats 11/23 9:00P Raj Patel
Changing the food system is the most important thing humans can do to fix our broken carbon cycles. Meanwhile, food security is all about adaptation when you’re dealing with crazy weather and shifting growing zones. How can a world of 7...
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