Posts Tagged ‘farm bill’

Wes Jackson Speaks Out for Sustainability

Wes Jackson Speaks Out for Sustainability

This is a speech that Wes Jackson, president and founder of the Land Institute, gave at The Monterey Aquarium’s 2009 Cooking For Solutions Media Conferences, speaking out for sustainability.

Oregon Food Bank: Hunger & Food Insecurity In Epic Proportions (video)

Oregon Food Bank: Hunger & Food Insecurity In Epic Proportions (video)

In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need
And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.

Hacking the Food System In the Public Interest

Hacking the Food System In the Public Interest

How do you turn an unwieldy piece of massive, but vital legislation, into something immediately relevant to the public, at large?

Oregon Food Bank: Hunger & Food Insecurity In Epic Proportions-2 (video)

Oregon Food Bank: Hunger & Food Insecurity In Epic Proportions-2 (video)

We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Stands Up for the 90% of Local Farmers

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Stands Up for the 90% of Local Farmers

Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.