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Cool food-related initiatives, research, movies, and projects

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The Cost of Food: TidBit of the Day

| April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
The Cost of Food: TidBit of the Day

One out of six children in Philadephia goes hungry every day. Director Jamie Moffett’s new documentary, The Cost of Food, follows what happens to 40,000 donated seeds to the Philadelphia Prison System by a horticultural society. See how one person CAN make a difference in fighting hunger. Check out their trailer or contact them to […]

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Hunger Hits Home: TidBit of the Day

| April 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
Hunger Hits Home: TidBit of the Day

Our friends at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is part of the Share Our Strength network. Their No Kid Hungry team and Food Network have partnered to produce a new documentary that will be aired April 14 on the Food Network. This documentary examines childhood hunger. Jeff Bridges (yay, Jeff Bridges!) narrates. Click here if you […]

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Single Source Suppers, NC: TidBit of the Day

| April 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Single Source Suppers, NC: TidBit of the Day

Thanks to our guest contributor, Michael, of Daylight Magazine, a non-profit focusing on using art to highlight issues of social importance. Michael is here to tell us of an exciting new initiative based in North Carolina that promotes local food, local community, and local fellowship! Welcome, Michael! Founded in 2003, Daylight is dedicated to using […]

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A Quiz That Will Feed the Hungry: Tidbit of the Day

| December 9, 2011 | 2 Comments
A Quiz That Will Feed the Hungry: Tidbit of the Day

Many of you may have already come across this great campaign and collaboration between the World Food Program and LG Electronics. They have created a quiz to help feed the hungry in Ethiopia. For every person who takes this short quiz about hunger in Ethiopia, LG Electronics will provide a meal to a hungry child. LG […]

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Global Grocer: TidBit of the Day

| December 7, 2011 | 2 Comments
Global Grocer: TidBit of the Day

The folks at Food & Water, an organization that works hard to make sure that our food, water and fish “safe, accessible and sustainably produced” have come up with this incredible interactive resource to find out where a lot of your food comes from. Those of you in the U.S., chances that your tomato was […]

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A Farming Way of Life/Guest: Tidbit of the Day

| October 13, 2011 | 2 Comments
A Farming Way of Life/Guest:  Tidbit of the Day

A Farming Way of Life is a documentary film project that offers a glimpse into the lives of locally-based farmers committed to the practice of organic and sustainable agriculture. This project profiled three inspiring small-scale family farms from around the Triangle region of North Carolina and connects the viewers to farming as a way of […]

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The Color of Food: TidBit of the Day

| September 13, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Color of Food: TidBit of the Day

Farmer’s markets have become such a mainstay and weekly community gathering place in so many cities. But, if you’re like me, you may have noticed how conferences and discussions of eating healthy, local, organic foods tend not to represented by many of those impacted by an unjust food system. People of color often still remain […]

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Chipotle Goes Back to the Beginning: TidBit of the Day

| September 5, 2011 | 4 Comments
Chipotle Goes Back to the Beginning: TidBit of the Day

Our friends over at BiteSize Movie (follow them, if you don’t already!) got the heads-up video about Chipotle, one of my favorite fast-food restaurants. I usually try and avoid fast food, but when I’m in an airport and my options are slim, I am always delighted when I find a Chipotle. Not only are their […]

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How Do You Put It All Back? TidBit of the Day

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
How Do You Put It All Back? TidBit of the Day

Hurricane Irene has certainly shown her ferocity throughout the East Coast. There are still towns and cities under water, with bridges and roads wiped out. Now comes the slow process of rebuilding, one with which Joan Gussow is  familiar. Who is Joan Gussow (forgive the terrible photos from that post – that was one of […]

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Tanka Bar: TidBit of the Day

| July 22, 2011 | 1 Comment
Tanka Bar: TidBit of the Day

      This July, at the Fancy Food Show in Washington, DC, I was able to visit the Native American Natural Foods center and learn more about companies that are working to revive traditional culinary practices of the original Americans.  One of these companies produces the Tanka Bar. Centuries ago the Lakota Native American people in […]

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