Browsing the "Food Politics + Justice" Category

21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress

November 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!)


Just Like Parents, the Food Baby Eats Hinges on the Growing Economic Divide

November 6th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The food baby eats, just like adults, hinges on the economic divide and socioeconomic class. And these economic choices may impact their health and eating habits later in life. That’s the finding of a new study out of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Clean water from oysters? You betcha.

October 30th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Oyster populations are waning, and the impacts could be more profound than the end of raw bars as we know it. How are oysters and clean water linked


BuyPartisan App Helps You Vote with Your Wallet

September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about voting with your wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know where your food dollars are really going. Even when you try to support smaller brands, you never know whether they've just sold to a large corporation that you don't want taking your money


150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project is Coming

September 12th, 2014 | by Chris DeMorro

Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same



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