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Banking on the Harvest

Cross posted from Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet. In the Maradi area in south central Niger, where 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, the months before the harvest are called β€œthe hunger season.” From mid-July to mid-September, food supplies are at their lowest and most families only eat one meal a …

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Eating Vegan: Folic Acid

Folic acid actually refers to a synthesized version of Folate, a B vitamin, so you’ll often hear the two used interchangeably. The recommendation for folate is 400 micrograms per day and 600 micrograms for pregnant women.

There are tons of plant sources for this important vitamin! Here are just a few.

Young Women Farmers for Change: Three Fresh Ideas to Stir Up Our Food System

Fresh ingredients go a long way in adding flavor to any dish.Β  The same culinary theory holds outside of the kitchen in other contexts as well, as evidenced at the 13th annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference this past week in Des Moines, Iowa.Β  Over 500 activists from around the country gathered to connect, collaborate …

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Step Up to the Plate: Four steps for women to cook up a new food system

Someone needs to review first grade math. Talk about an unequal equation: Women make eighty-five percent of household food purchase decisions and own fifty-percent of our nation’s farmland. Women, particularly those over 55, add up to the largest and fastest growing group buying new farms today. So why then have women, historically, been so underrepresented …

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See Jane Grow: Women Farmers Sow Seeds of Hope

Call it a chick thing. Call it too many episodes of “Little House on the Prairie” growing up. Call it a quest for crafting a livelihood around our inner female pioneer, wanting to create businesses around our passions for food, the land and leaving this world a better place. While the number of farms in …

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