Tag: Food Justice

Leading the Way Out of America’s Food Desert

| August 6, 2013 | 6 Comments
Leading the Way Out of America’s Food Desert




A few weeks ago, 12 young intrepid food advocates joined Zomppa Education Director Leanne and her team for a weeklong Zomppa Summer Workshop focused on: Global Citizenship and Food Justice in Durham, NC. Held in donated space by the generous Terreiro de Arte e Cultura, a capoeira studio, the ZomppaKids shared, learned, and cooked. Leanne’s energy and […]

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The Color of Food: TidBit of the Day

| March 1, 2011 | 5 Comments
The Color of Food: TidBit of the Day




We’ve talked a lot about inequity in access to healthy food in the U.S. and abroad, but what about inequity in the food system, that is the production, processing, distribution, and service of food? Do you think race in the U.S. plays a role in food service workers and producers? The Applied Research Center, a […]

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Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day

| February 22, 2011 | 5 Comments
Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day




On February 12, TedX Manhattan held a session on “Changing the Way We Eat.” Some amazing speakers…it’s a bit long, put it on while you’re cleaning or cooking, it’s worth your time. Check out the site for more, but some highlights from Session 1: Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com Importance of family […]

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Guest/5 Ways Edible Gardens Make Kids Smarter and Healthier

| February 17, 2011 | 13 Comments
Guest/5 Ways Edible Gardens Make Kids Smarter and Healthier




Welcome our newest guest contributor, Alice Bumgarner, who is the coordinator and founder of the George Watts Montessori edible garden. George Watts is a elementary Montessori school near downtown Durham. Mom of two, Alice also develops the accompanying curriculum for this garden, which is actually three – a fruit garden and arbor, a courtyard full […]

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Food histories, philosophies and complexities

| February 15, 2011 | 7 Comments
Food histories, philosophies and complexities




Has healthy eating today become synonymous with reading Michael Pollan books, being a vegan or paying a lot for “organic” food? The answer to this is complex. There is much to be said of popular journalists like Pollan whose work has reached many in the U.S. who otherwise may not have become conscientious about the […]

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Goodbye

| December 30, 2010 | 12 Comments
Goodbye




As 2010 comes to a close, we all have a tendency to look back, reminisce, wonder. Some of us regret what we did…or did not. Some of us are thrilled that we did…or did not. Some of us saw new births (Beanie Baby!) and joys (Leva’s new bump!). Some of us saw heartache and loss. […]

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TidBit of the Day: Rising Food Prices and Phosphorus

| December 22, 2010 | 5 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Rising Food Prices and Phosphorus




The TV is buzzing about rising food prices – in 2008, 40 riots occurred to protest these rising costs. Little known is that diminishing sources of phosphorus is having an impact on these fluctuations. What the heck is phosphorus? According to Foreign Policy (an article you should read), phosphorus is “used extensively for a variety […]

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TidBit of the Day: Open Sesame!

| December 15, 2010 | 6 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Open Sesame!




I love Sesame Street. It’s how I learned English and Spanish and counting and how neighbors help neighbors. I thought the whole world looked like Sesame Street – people and monsters of all colors and shapes and abilities chatting it up. Source: Sesame Workshop So I was no doubt super stoked when I got an […]

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I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions

| December 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions




Now that Thanksgiving is over and I’m at least 8 pounds heavier, it’s time to…keep eating. One of the best parts of the holidays is the mornings after…and the hearty breakfasts that will last you through the morning without stuffing you like the turkey did. The mornings after the football games (did you see the […]

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TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac




Wonder why a salad costs more than a Big Mac? Check this out. Source: Good Medicine In a time of budget cuts, why does so much go towards subsidizing fast food? It’s tough…on the one hand, there are real farmers who cannot escape this subsidy racket and have to make a living; on the other […]

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