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Berkeley’s Miguel Altieri on 4 Problems With the Stanford Organic Study

By on 09/10/2012 in Uncategorized with 7 Comments

In the US, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has been causing a furore. My friend and comrade Miguel Altieri shared these ideas on a discussion list, which I’m reposting here with permission. Keep Reading »

No justice, no piece. Support …

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No justice, no piece. Support the striking Palermo Pizza workers – boycott, donate and picket! http://t.co/VLlo6nIt

More than fifty million Americ…

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More than fifty million Americans were food insecure last year – up 1.3m from 2010. http://t.co/jmHtFER4

WIsh I were a graduate student…

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WIsh I were a graduate student again, if only to take Andrej Grubacic’s classes http://t.co/jz3yhMhy

You wouldn’t regulate slavery….

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You wouldn’t regulate slavery. Why regulate #LandGrabs GRAIN makes the case against the grabbers code of conduct. http://t.co/RxpBge7p

Maywa Montenegro’s Food Waste Linkorama

By on 08/25/2012 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Berkeley’s excellent Maywa Montenegro sent this fine romp through the latest food waste links, each one of which is a winner. Many thanks MM!

The new NRDC report on food waste gets some media attention. “Americans are throwing away 40 percent of food in the U.S., the equivalent of $165 billion in uneaten food each year,” writes Environmental Leader, a trade publication. While losses come at each step in the supply chain — from farm to processor to retailer to household – The Atlantic digs through the report and notes, “by far the most significant point of waste is at the consumer level…. A family of four can lose more than $2,000 per year in uneaten food.” Meanwhile, the Times Green Blog focuses on thepredominant reasons for wastage (science says: inconclusive data!) and the ecological upshot (25% of freshwater resources go into the life cycle of wasted food). Searching for the silver lining, NPR’s Salt blog looks at 5 innovative ways folks around the world are “combating waste and rerouting food to where it’s needed.” And Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, maintains a website entirely dedicated to wasted food, featuring a FlickR set of funky-shaped veggies, and links to everything from Apps for food recovery programs to recipes for unsellable-peach salsa. Bloom’s gallery is particularly worth a visit, if only to glimpse the Mutato Project, a German photographer’s homage to non-standard food.

MT @abahlali_abm Deeply moved …

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MT @abahlali_abm Deeply moved by Ayanda Kota’s statement on the Marikana massacre in #SouthAfrica http://t.co/aLBPQuBN

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Never thought I’d be able to write this: Thanks Jake Gyllenhaal for the endorsement! Help us hit $60k in 12 hrs? http://t.co/WNPBVJu9

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Wish I could make this ace sto…

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Wish I could make this ace story-changing conference! Food + Justice = Democracy, Sept. 24, Mpls (@FoodPlusJustice) http://t.co/W6WqQCfB