by Cathy Snyder By 2030, the world's population will exceed 8.6 billion people, all of whom will need access to healthy food. Much needs to change if we are to meet the challenge. Americans waste as much as 40% of all food grown. Considering all the resources that go into producing that food, water, fertilizers, labor and fuel, this is clearly not a sustainable path for our … [Read more...] about Gleaning for the Future
Long a strong advocate for healthier food and small growers, Health Care Without Harm points out in a recent fact sheet what should be obvious: ag policy is also health policy (& climate policy). By supporting agribusiness and unsustainable crops, the US government makes a choice to undermine small growers that follow true organic principles, thus rebuilding the … [Read more...] about Ag policy is health policy
"Food matters" is probably the understatement of the year. Some of us are vegan, and some are carnivorous; some strive for a traditional, nutrient dense diet, and others follow a macrobiotic regime. But I think we all want food that is tasty & nutritious, food that is produced without toxic chemicals so it doesn't harm us or others, and food that is produced without slave … [Read more...] about Food Matters!
The Lafayette College Community Garden is my favorite place to be. But what makes it so special? The essence of community: I’m not just growing food for myself, but we’re all growing food for ourselves and our loved ones, together. Today, in our world of texting and take out, sometimes we forget what it is that makes us happy. When I take time to think about it, I realize that … [Read more...] about Jenn Bell: A Growing Community
by Jeffrey Frank There are growing concerns in our country about the health and safety of our food. And rightly so. In recent memory we have been exposed to contaminated beef, spinach, and seafood, and those are just the stories that got national attention. Most incidents get no attention. Our food supply is at once more safe and less safe than it has been at any time in … [Read more...] about Eating Locally