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Did Poor People Break the Food System? A 1% Story

Did Poor People Break the Food System? A 1% Story

There has been a lot of talk about the 1% lately. Generally, we mean the 1% of folks in the United States who control far too much of our nation’s wealth.  We mean the 1% making millions of dollars each year.  We mean the 1% whose income increased by 275% from 1979-2007, while the poorest… Read more »

Hey Poor Kids, Get Moving Now!

Hey Poor Kids, Get Moving Now!

Is it time to reintroduce child labor as a solution to the obesity epidemic afflicting our children? A speech last week by Michelle Obama extolling the virtues of exercise as a key solution to childhood obesity, and Newt Gingrich’s bold proposal to allow children as young as 9 to replace adult janitors at schools with… Read more »

Big Food Infographic

Big Food Infographic

Fascinating infographic on the consolidation of the food industry. What is it missing? The economic concentration of food service companies (stay tuned…). Source: Frugal dad  

Real Food, Real Jobs at CFSC Food Justice Conference!

Real Food, Real Jobs at CFSC Food Justice Conference!

We’re looking forward to this year’s Community Food Security Coalition conference, and we suspect you might be too.  So let’s meet up! We’ll be participating in the following sessions for sure: Poster Session Monday, November 7, 4:45 – 6:15 pmEast Hall Find Real Food Real Jobs with the poster, “Campus Cafeterias: An Emerging Food Justice Model?”… Read more »

Growing a Passion for Food and Justice at Pomona College

Growing a Passion for Food and Justice at Pomona College

On Monday, October 24, over 75 Claremont College students, faculty, staff, and community members joined workers from Pomona College dining halls to celebrate Food Day. The event began with New Haven Alderman and Yale cook Frank Douglass leading Pomona workers and students in preparing a meal of recipes made in the Yale dining halls, including… Read more »

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