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Millennium Consumption Goals—Part 2

The Millennium Consumption Goals are moving forward—and thanks to all the great comments we received, they’re getting more nuanced too!

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Tags: Consumption, Economy, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Policy

Is the Food and Safety Modernization Act of 2009 necessary?

As a result of recent foodborne illnesses from crops such as spinach, peppers, and peanuts the Food Safety Administration has proposed the Food and Safety Modernization Act of 2009 to protect the health of consumers. Though this act may be beneficial to the general public the organic farming ind...

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Tags: Fda, Food, Organic food, Policy

AM Inspiration: The Bean Eaters - Not a Casual Affair

Many people are seeking to cut down their meat intake for environmental and health reasons, but having beans for dinner doesn't have to equal what Gwendolyn Brooks called "a casual affair." The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair. Dinner is a casual affa...

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Tags: Bean, Diet, Food, Globaliation, Gwendolyn brooks, Latin america, Mexico, Nutrition, Poetry, Protein

Morning Inspiration: The Air Will Not Deny You

To help you ease your way into the week, here's an excerpt from a gentle poem by the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinke. Dedication by Wole Soyinka for Moremi, 1963 The air will not deny you. Like a top Spin you on the navel of the storm, for the hoe That roots the forests plows a path for...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Poem, Sweet

Green Dieting Without Gimmicks: Seeking a Healthy Relationship to Food

Food is as essential to the environmental movement as it is to life. From genetically modified and organic produce, deforestation and meat consumption, transport and fossil fuels, packaging and paper/plastic...to waste, food cuts across our most basic relationship to the environment. Perhaps no o...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Social, Tips

Green Kitchen Fodder

I am new to independent living. I only recently departed my lovely college campus where I could easily hop into the dining hall when I wanted a meal. I also lived in on-campus housing, which meant I paid a flat rate for the semester no matter what utilities cost. Thus, I had no incentive to be su...

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Tags: Cater to the earth, Food, Food waste

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, All Gone

Look there beneath the waves it's a whale! No it's a shark! Maybe a salmon? Oh wait it can't be any of them because they're all dead...........Seriously, though that could really happen by 2050 if predictions of one study reported in Science comes true. Of course this won't happen because the aut...

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Tags: Fish, Food, Ocean, Overfishing, Responsible, Seafood, Sustainable, Water

Call your Representative: Support the Food Safety Enhancement Act

The folks over at Civil Eats have compiled a helpful list with your representative and his or her phone number and position on the Food Safety Enhancement Act, "the largest reform to food safety since 1938." It's as simple as heading over to their blog for the simple instructions, picking up the...

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Tags: Food, Lawmakers, Policy, Regulations, Representative, Safety

Food Expiration News and Soy Products

Jonathan Bloom's Wasted Food Blog is always a great resource for an issue that affects institutions, restaurants and individuals alike: how to organize ourselves so that we use the best of food before it becomes its own doppelganger. One of the strengths of the blog is that he references other co...

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Tags: Bacteria, Food, Fresh, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Safety, Soy, Tofu, Trash, Waste

Globalization, Food, and Piracy

A recent post by Mother Jones asked Somali Pirates=Environmental Avengers? The roots of these modern-day pirates, the article suggests, may lie in the shocking levels of pollution endured by Somali coast-dwellers. Not only is European pollution ending up on shore, but European ships are looting t...

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Tags: Africa, Food, Piracy, Policy, Scarcity, Shortage, Somalia

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