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Mapping Food Justice

Mapping Food Justice

by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 8:15AM

An interactive map produced by activist Natasha Bowens charts farming and food justice initiatives owned and operated by people of color across the country.

Topics: How We Eat

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

by Von Diaz on September 23 2013, 7:00AM

Prisons are big business in upstate New York, but many are closing. Milk Not Jails is working to promote a new industry in the state’s shifting rural landscape.

Topics: Criminal Justice, How We Eat

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

by Rinku Sen on February 11 2013, 9:31AM

If you love food, and if you love people, Saru Jayaraman’s new book new book wants you to help ensure the sustainability of both by taking a look into restaurant workers’ lives.

Topics: How We Eat, Movement

Cory Booker Feeling 'Hunger Pains' Because He's Under-Eating

Cory Booker Feeling ‘Hunger Pains’ Because He’s Under-Eating

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 9:25AM

Booker started the food stamps challenge on Tuesday and by Wednesday he was already having what he called “hunger pains.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Cory Booker's First Day on Food Stamps: Can't Afford Coffee and Long Periods Without Food

Cory Booker’s First Day on Food Stamps: Can’t Afford Coffee and Long Periods Without Food

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 11:11AM

For the next seven days, and at a time when Congress is considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal program, Booker will put himself in the same position as 850,000 other New Jerseyans who receive food stamps each month.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Cory Booker Plans to Live Off Food Stamps for One Week

Cory Booker Plans to Live Off Food Stamps for One Week

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 12:39PM

Booker’s decision came by way of a challenge after Twitter user “Twitwit” told him that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

One Activist's Fight Against Walmart's Food Justice Takeover

One Activist’s Fight Against Walmart’s Food Justice Takeover

by Yvonne Yen Liu on September 12 2012, 9:51AM

LaDonna Redmond thinks that more communities should be more involved in what they eat, and where their food comes from.

Topics: How We Eat

Food Stamps, Poor-Shaming and the Very Scary 2012 Farm Bill

Food Stamps, Poor-Shaming and the Very Scary 2012 Farm Bill

by Akiba Solomon on July 26 2012, 9:58AM

Why we can’t afford to have moralistic debates about the choices desperate parents make as they try to feed their families.

Topics: Gender, Economy, Food Stamps

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 13 2012, 8:56AM

A former warehouse worker and a slow food advocate who’s father washed dishes for 19 years discuss how their twin movements for healthy food and fair jobs can restore humanity to the food system.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2011, 9:50AM

Now’s a good time to show some gratitude to the country’s food workers.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Michelle Obama: Major Chains Can Make Healthy Foods Affordable

Michelle Obama: Major Chains Can Make Healthy Foods Affordable

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2011, 10:04AM

With Wal-Mart and Walgreens signing on to the deal, an apple a day might be easier to get these days for the country’s poor communities.

Topics: Health

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Infographic

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 3:00PM

A new interactive map by the USDA tracks food access across the United States.

Topics: Health

The Growing Food Crisis, and What World Leaders Aren't Doing About It

The Growing Food Crisis, and What World Leaders Aren’t Doing About It

by Michelle Chen on April 22 2011, 9:00AM

Rising food prices have plunged more than 44 million people in to poverty in the past year. That’s just the beginning.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Global Justice

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

U.S. Lags in School Lunch Makeovers, and We've Got Photos Photo

U.S. Lags in School Lunch Makeovers, and We’ve Got Photos

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 5:18PM

Too bad there’s no late pass for student health.

Topics: How We Eat

America's Food Sweatshops Infographic

America’s Food Sweatshops

by Yvonne Yen Liu on February 17 2011, 9:46AM

A new study from Colorlines’ publisher, the Applied Research Center, reveals deep inequity in the food system.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat

Michelle Obama's Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

Michelle Obama’s Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

by Kai Wright on February 9 2011, 1:12PM

As the first lady celebrates the year anniversary of her anti-obesity campaign, and keeps pressure on industry.

Topics: Kai Wright

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

by Kai Wright on August 15 2010, 11:50AM

Commenter Gordo chimes in with a smart idea from Minneapolis: Mini-markets

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems Photo

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on August 13 2010, 3:30PM

We’re glad Michelle Obama’s got our back, but here’s what some folks are doing on their own—and what you can do too.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

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