Posts Tagged ‘food politics’

Farm Together Now on Tour

Farm Together Now on Tour

February 17, 2011 There are many people behind the scenes who quietly go about growing/producing wholesome food and doing what they believe in everyday. Daniel Tucker, Amy Franceschini, and Anne Hamersky wanted to meet and talk to some of these people so spent the summer of 2009 traveling around the country to visit 20 different […]

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

February 11, 2011 The TED talks have garnered a following and popularity throughout the world – many folks like to listen to passionate thinkers and doers who are on the cutting edge in their field, whether it be design, science, technology, global issues…they are “riveting talks by remarkable people.” These talks have inspired other communities […]

Factory Farms: In The Can (video)

Factory Farms: In The Can (video)

The technical designation is CAFO, and it stands for “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation”. To their detractors, they are often referred to simply as “factory farms”. Although CAFO can be very broadly applied to farms with even small numbers of livestock, for those who are opposed to such operations, CAFO refers mainly to very large farms […]

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…

Rising Food Prices

January 11, 2010 Navdanya, Vandana Shiva’s website, reports even the simplest, most common foods, are rapidly climbing beyond the reach of many. “In 2007 the food price index calculated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by nearly 40 percent, compared with 9 percent the year before, and in the […]