Food and Farm Policy

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food and Budget Shortfalls

In the last month or so we’ve seen food prices hitting record highs and budget discussions around food get heated. That and more in this Issue Update.

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Nathan Moore Webcast to Support Community Garden and HeadCount

Nathan Moore’s Hippy Fiasco experiment will involve a live webcast tonight that raises money for HeadCount and the Staunton Community Garden. Tune in from 9-11 PM.

Posted in Music and Activism, Food and Farm Policy

LA School District: The (Food) Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The LA Unified School District banned Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” show from its school buildings, prompting outcry and some clever sidestepping by TV’s most famous healthy chef.

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Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food Fights

If you look at some recent headlines, you can see that food is a frequent point of contention. Whether it’s Taco Bell, pork production, or genetically engineered alfalfa, opinions differ and billions of dollars are at stake.

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Hipsters With Dirty Hands: America’s New Farmers

Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a feature on a growing trend: the newfound popularity of farming among America’s young people.

The Strokes to headline Sweetlife Festival

The Strokes will be headlining this spring’s annual Sweetlife Festival, a music festival that explicitly supports and promotes healthy eating and living green.

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Indie Rockers Mock Hipsters in Portlandia

IFC’s new series Portlandia takes a swing at hipsters; and indie rockers like James Mercer and Colin Meloy are here to help them do it.

¿Usted Quiero Taco Bell?

With the recent lawsuit filed against Taco Bell many Americans are suddenly wondering just what is inside that delicious little late night treat.

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Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Name Your Food?

There is talk in the commercial foods sector of creating a standard for “humane” food.

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Soda with a Red Bullseye

You’ve heard of the War on Drugs. The War on Terror. The War on Poverty. Well, get ready for the War on Soft Drinks.

Posted in Food and Farm Policy, Health Care Reform