Archive for April, 2012

MT @StirToAction: a new accoun…

By on 04/24/2012 in Via Twitter with No Comments

MT @StirToAction: a new account of the criminalisation of Food Not Bombs by co-founder Keith McHenry – http://t.co/wKiEGxSF

Thx @vishrutarya for getting t…

By on 04/23/2012 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Thx @vishrutarya for getting the word out about ‘#Earthday and #Occupy make a baby.’ http://t.co/bspGZBkw @occupyfarm and #foodsovereignty

Earth Day and Occupy make a Baby: Food Sovereignty

By on 04/23/2012 in Uncategorized with 5 Comments

The idea of “food sovereignty” is nearly 20 years old, and most folk still don’t quite know what it means. To be fair, the term ‘sovereignty’ does no-one any favours. It sounds like it might have something to do with nation-states. It could also be a slightly more pretentious way of saying ‘food self-sufficiency’. In truth, the one liner version of food sovereignty is fairly simple: “it’s about having a democratic food system for the first time”. Which almost immediately begs the question: so what does this actually look like?

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Solidarity with Honduran Farmers’ Movement

By on 04/20/2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggle, isn’t just about slogans and marches. Honduran peasants began massive land occupations this Tuesday, and are paying the price. Below, a letter from La Via Campesina in solidarity with the 3000 families on the front lines. Keep Reading »

Water privatization hurts the …

By on 04/19/2012 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Water privatization hurts the poor, but the World Bank does it anyhow. Rap *that* away, Jim Yong Kim. http://t.co/rkP8Dplo

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Autism is linked to maternal o…

By on 04/18/2012 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Autism is linked to maternal obesity: http://t.co/Wt7V2hXg and the industrial food system http://t.co/OtJb8j62

RT @FERNnews: RT @bittman: If …

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RT @FERNnews: RT @bittman: If your food’s in plastic, what’s in your food? http://t.co/NnV6NyzH

Happy International Day of Pea…

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Happy International Day of Peasant Struggle! Land to the Tiller! #LaViaCampesina http://t.co/0QQoxjgw!

Food education debate isn’t ne…

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Food education debate isn’t new: Joan Dye Gussow (1979) asks Can the Food Industry Afford A Healthy America? http://t.co/1aRyw4S4 h/t DBS