Category: Food Freedom

Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

By Marco Torres Due to current levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today? Higher antioxidant levels, lower pesticide loads, better farming practices…

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For Our Food System’s Sake, Let’s Say “No” to Corporate Consolidation

By Anna Lappé, Lisa Palmer Mergers puts food workers and small-scale farmers at risk and increase vertical integration, hurting farm­ers’ ability to compete. (CD) When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their thoughts. In this interview with Ensia contributor Lisa Palmer for Ensia’s 2017 print…

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Codex Lazy Monkeys – Nutrition Committee Condemns 90% of World to Poor Health

  By Scott C. Tips, NHF President & General Counsel Codex Lazy Monkeys Codex Nutrition Committee Condemns 90% Of World To Poor Health At the beginning of this week December 5-9, 2016, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) became the very thing that Codex Secretariat Tom Heilandt warned against…

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Unhappy Holidays: Houston Police Force Homeless People to Throw Away Food

By Derrick Broze On Thursday, the Houston Police Department targeted a group of homeless advocates who were attempting to hand out hot food and gifts to the homeless. (AM) Houston, TX — Local activists attempting to hand out food and gifts were shocked on Thursday afternoon when Houston police forced the homeless to throw away…

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Milwaukee Opens First “Pay-What-You-Can-Cafe”

By Kristan T. Harris Tricklebee Cafe is a nonprofit cafe that offers fresh vegetarian meals. The cafe recently opened in Sherman Park. “We anticipate about 80 percent of our customers will pay our suggested price range that we have which is between $5 to $7,  but we don’t require that. If they can’t pay the full price, they…

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New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk

By Mike Maharrey On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation would allow holders…

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First Urban “Agrihood” In America Feeds 2,000 Households For Free

By Amanda Froelich Have you ever contemplated the fact that humans are the only species on Earth that pays to live on the planet? This continues, despite the fact that there is presently more than enough resources to care for every citizen. As a matter of fact, enough food is produced around the world to…

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