Wall Street-worker-turned-food-activist Robert Lee rescues food waste and turns it into nutritious meals for New York’s homeless.
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What happens when a 21-year old becomes chief cook on an anti-whaling ship? She writes a fascinating cookbook filled with easy vegan recipes and sea tales.
The Farm Sanctuary Walk for Farm Animals is coming up soon – here’s how you can get involved.
This Earth Day, put your actions where your mind is — join honk-and-wave protests across the country, to demand corporate accountability in food labeling — boo, Kellogg’s! — and raise awareness about GMOs.
“There’s no doubt that the food system is broken. More than 1 billion people are obese, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night, and at least 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.” So begins the press release for a newly launched think tank founded to improve agricultural sustainability, help us get healthy, […]
That’s no typo in the headline! Director Zofia Hausman is working on a food film about four “Agtivists:” food activists who are fighting the GMO movement.
Occupy Monsanto is an internationally decentralized movement seeking to force GMO labeling and keep big biotech’s influence out of food policy in government.
Bigotry, Chicken, and Capitalism: Implications of the Chick-Fil-A Controversy on the Politics of Food
Chick-fil-A’s conspicuous homophobia and anti-gay bigotry prompted protests and boycots all over the country this week, by LGBT and progressive activists. On Wednesday the fast food chain also saw record sales, as fellow bigots flocked in droves to support the chain’s anti-gay policies during ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ By galvanizing both the progressive community and right-wing homophobes to ‘vote their dollar,’ has the controversy opened a Pandora’s box of conscious consumerism and corporate accountability? Here’s hoping!
Last month EDB reported on a new grass-roots organization seeking GMO labeling through direct consumer action. Faced with Monsanto’s corruption of democracy Connecticut and Vermont earlier this year, GMO Free USA formed to take the labeling issue directly to food manufacturers. The group announced its first action campaign yesterday: boycott-bazookas fire initial rounds this week at the Kellogg Company, demanding fair labeling of their products containing GMO ingredients.
Consumers want GMO labels by an overwhelming majority, but Monsanto has deep pockets — and so far, sufficient political clout to override the democratic process regarding labels for genetically modified foods. In response to this sorry state of affairs, one CT voter turned anger into action and founded GMO Free USA. This innovative grass-roots group seeks to take the issue directly to food manufacturers, through massive consumer action.
This post is my last of three entries for the World Environment Day blog competition. I am now a top ten finalist — every vote counts toward the grand prize of becoming the correspondent for WED2012 in Brazil!
So you’ve decided to become an environmentalist. First, I think it is helpful to know that this label doesn’t have to come with a lot of baggage. I believe it represents a certain mindset or inclination toward feeling compassion for our planet. This is in contrast to the common misconception that environmentalism only includes those who take extreme action in the name of the environment, though these actions are certainly on the spectrum of environmental engagement.
In California, a group called The Committee for the Right to Know is working on a ballot initiative to label GMOs.
You don’t have to be vegan to eat vegan food from time to time! Here are a few simple vegan meal ideas to get you started!