Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Overcoming the divides

“The ‘Food Movement’ is a movement of well-fed, affluent, liberal/left elitist Westerners who think with their emotions rather than their brains,” writes Huffpost “super user” under the screenname Cybernia. Cybernia is not alone in voicing this criticism. In Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability, the editors write, “[The food movement] consists of a group [...]

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The work of the farmer not in our tastes of place…

but it should be in our minds. This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week. For more information, check out this brief summary with links and drawings from Grist.org: http://grist.org/food/national-farmworker-awareness-week-highlights-a-dirty-labor-plight/  

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Marching in the face of status

Over spring break I joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in the last legs of their celebration of the New Day for farm workers, the 200-mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food. According to their website: The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs [...]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

An interesting approach to wasted food

I recently received an email with the following from the COMFOOD elist (which is sometimes worth the absurd amount of emails it bombards you with): “Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch is in the news this week for his announcement that he plans to open an urban grocery in Boston (Dorchester) that sells foods that [...]