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Two contributions to the organ…

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Two contributions to the organic/nutrition bun fight – Miguel Altieri’s http://t.co/JIcCZ4ts and mine http://t.co/moLcmcwj

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Join us at the Stateside at the Paramount for an inspirational evening featuring writer and activist Raj Patel.

The author of bestsellers on food (Stuffed and Starved) and economics (The Value of Nothing), Patel is working on a new multimedia project with award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve James, the director of “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters.” The “Generation Food” project will show how ordinary people around the world are overcoming obstacles and “setting the table” for themselves, their communities, and generations to come using better, smarter ways of growing food and feeding the world than the industrial agriculture system.

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

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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

Never thought I’d be able to w…

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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