Entries for the Tag: Food Policy

Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System
Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System

Long relegated to the domain of the market, food is increasingly becoming a subject of discussion for planning academics…

The Urban Hunger Problem: Causes and Solutions
The Urban Hunger Problem: Causes and Solutions

…As mentioned in earlier posts, three million NYC residents live in low-income neighborhoods like central Harlem, South Bronx, and…

Iowa’s Ag Secretary: The Most Important Election Race for Foodies
Iowa’s Ag Secretary: The Most Important Election Race for Foodies

The race for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture isn't typically the sexiest election battle to watch. Let's be honest…

Adrian Grenier Aims to Get Bluefin Tuna Out of Hot Water
Adrian Grenier Aims to Get Bluefin Tuna Out of Hot Water

Adrian Grenier played Aquaman on his hit television show, Entourage. Turns out that the actor protects oceans in real…

The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms
The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms

The following article by Willie Nelson, President and founder of Farm Aid, appears in Good Food - the…

The Localization of Agriculture
The Localization of Agriculture

By Lester R. Brown, Earth Poicy Institute Dec. 2009

In the United States, there has been…

Conserving and Rebuilding Soils
Conserving and Rebuilding Soils

Lester R. Brown

The literature on soil erosion contains countless references to the “loss of protective…

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers
Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

An article which first appeared on the web back in January is doing the rounds again. This time it’s…

Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn
Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn

image: jonathanvlarocca, Flickr Creative Commons

Urban Gardening is fascinating to me. There are so many reasons…

The new front in the culture wars: food
The new front in the culture wars: food
By Brent Cunningham and Jane Black

If you shelled out $10 a pound for a…

The Locavore’s Dilemma: Local Food, Continued
The Locavore’s Dilemma: Local Food, Continued

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I have received a lot of interesting and useful comments on

What does “organic” really mean? Understanding food labels
What does “organic” really mean? Understanding food labels

In the food world, organic generally means food grown or raised naturally – without synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones…

Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy
Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy

Last week, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa announced its plan to boost…

Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy
Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy

Last week, Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD, extension educator at the University of Connecticut, wrote in this newspaper about…

Plan promoted to boost Iowa local food production
Plan promoted to boost Iowa local food production

A proposal to boost local food production in Iowa could create hundreds of jobs and bring in an estimated…

MyFreshOpinion: Walmart/Obama reactions show need for better discourse on food policy
MyFreshOpinion: Walmart/Obama reactions show need for better discourse on food policy

In a joint announcement this week, Walmart and Michelle Obama unveiled “a comprehensive effort to provide its customers with…

Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food
Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food

Parents shouldn’t look to the labels on the front of food package for guidance on picking the healthiest products…

Dear Secretary Vilsack, Please Consider Your Decision and the Fate of the American Children
Dear Secretary Vilsack, Please Consider Your Decision and the Fate of the American Children

Update January 27 2011 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack this afternoon announced that the agency will fully deregulate Monsanto’s…

Food News Update: Organic Milk Healthier Than Regular
Food News Update: Organic Milk Healthier Than Regular

Greener Pastures: Study Shows Organic Milk Healthier than Conventional

A recent study published in the…

We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa
We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa

Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem…

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