The Food Dialogues: New York
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted the New York Food Dialogues on Nov. 15. Farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media attended the in-depth conversations on today’s most provocative topics concerning food and its production – antibiotics, biotechnology, and media, marketing and healthy food choices.
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Let others know why you buy non-GMO!
We’re looking to assemble a huge Non-GMO Click and Send Revolutionary Army. If you enlist, your job is simple. Several times a week until the election we will send you an email/post. Immediately pass it on, post it, tweet it, watch the clip, download the podcast, keep the message circulating in all the social media ways you know how.
Starting the BUZZ, Whole Foods sez it’s all about the Bees!
At Whole Foods Market®, we’re passionate about a healthy planet filled with safe, reliable and delicious food. That’s why we’re raising awareness and building partnerships to help support endangered honey bee populations. wholefoodsmarket.com/
THE UNHAPPY TRUTH ABOUT SODA
The Real Bears, Animated Short Film Takes on Big Soda
Features Original Song by Jason Mraz, Executive Creative Director: Alex Bogusky
The Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC)
The mission of the Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) is to mobilize our food and farming community to create healthy and viable futures for America’s veterans by enlisting their help in building our green economy, rebuilding our rural communities, and securing a safe and healthy food supply for all. http://www.farmvetco.org/
Michelle Obama’s Garden
In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.
The Good Food Revolution, Growing Healthy Food, People & Communities.
“From the plots of his Milwaukee urban farm to low-income communities across America. Will Allen has shown us a new type of heroism. Through The Good Food Revolution, Allen recounts his effort to reclaim his family’s heritage and, in doing so, confronts lingering disparities in racial and economic justice. As the champion of a new and promising movement, Allen is skillfully leading Americans to face one of our greatest domestic issues-our health”. President William Jefferson Clinton
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
In agriculture, minerals and soil organisms such as bacteria and fungi play key roles in maintaining a healthy, balanced soil. They extract soluble nutrients from organic waste and transform it into humus or compost to amend soil…
Prince Charles Advocates for Food Sustainability
May 4, 2011 – The Prince of Wales told an audience of students and faculty that the model of food production prevalent in the 21st century world just doesn’t work.
You care, tell us why!
We Have the Right To Know. 92% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. FOOD INC. and filmmaker Robert Kenner tell a compelling story regarding “Your Right To Know”. Send in a Petition under the “Take Action Now” menu.
For two years, Discovery High School special education teacher Stephen Ritz used vertical garden plots known as “green walls” to teach science and technology. He grew crops such as tomatoes and celery with his students, who sold some of the produce at school and donated the rest to a local food pantry. Great Guy, Great Video. Check it out.
Animal Welfare APPROVED, Auditing the raising of farm animals. Know how your food is raised.
The Animal Welfare Approved program audits and certifies family farms raising their animals humanely, outdoors on pasture or range. Farmers who earn the AWA seal benefit from having a third-party verification of their high-welfare practices and consumers benefit by knowing that the humane label means what it says. animalwelfareapproved.org
Plant a Row for the Hungry!
Plant A Row is a public service program of the Garden Writers Association and the GWA Foundation. Garden writers are asked to encourage their readers/listeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate their surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens and service organizations to help feed America’s hungry. GardenWriters.org
Changing the minds, bodies and way of thinking, of youth across America
Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen
We have the power to make a difference. Find something or someone that moves you… you can make a difference and I promise it will make you and that neighbor in need feel something magical.
Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. We provide the information and recipes you need to start each week with healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives. Our goal is to help you reduce your meat consumption by 15% in order to improve your personal health and the health of the planet.
Gary Openheimer “No Food Left Behind”
AmpleHarvest.org connects 40+ million Americans with excess food in their garden and local food pantries. Garden by garden, home and community gardeners and other growers are fighting hunger and malnutrition in America.