Tag: Food Justice

Blog Action Day 2010: Water, a Plastic Privilege

| October 15, 2010 | 15 Comments
Blog Action Day 2010: Water, a Plastic Privilege




Standing on the shores of the blue Pacific Ocean on Billionaire Row in La Jolla, California, it’s easy to think that everything is limitless and available. And everything is ours for the taking. Including water. Last year on Blog Action Day, we wrote about Climate Change. No climate change isn’t over – did you not […]

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Guest/Harmburger

| September 10, 2010 | 13 Comments
Guest/Harmburger




We are excited to introduce our newest guest, Leva, who hails from the Land Down Under (Melbourne, Australia). We might even be able to convince her to become a regular contributor! Leva is a nutritionist. She’s also kind of vegetarian. Kind of, in that on the day she decided to become vegetarian she ate a huge […]

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Contemplating Meat on a NC Beach

| July 28, 2010 | 18 Comments
Contemplating Meat on a NC Beach




This past weekend was the annual trip to the Wilmington beaches, where I got sunburned (always forget that spot) and thought I broke my toes (I didn’t) and the ocean took my sunglasses (bye, bye, Calvin Kleins). I also was the entertainment of the day as I managed to capsize a kayak carrying a 300-pound […]

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Faith in Rescuing Food

| June 25, 2010 | 9 Comments
Faith in Rescuing Food




Do you ever wonder how food banks get their food? Do you ever wonder how people without enough get their food? Do you ever wonder if food banks run out of food? Food banks rely on the goodness and kindness of businesses, volunteers, and supporters. It isn’t easy, but it requires hard work, dedication, and […]

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Photo of the Day: Revolutionary Gift

| June 4, 2010 | 6 Comments
Photo of the Day: Revolutionary Gift




A gift from dear foodie blogger friend Mardi of eattravelwrite. If you haven’t signed Jamie Oliver’s petition to revolutionize school food, you can do so here.

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Got (Drugstore Cow) Milk?

| June 2, 2010 | 16 Comments
Got (Drugstore Cow) Milk?




Got milk? While there is debate out there (i.e. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study – good read if you haven’t yet) about cow’s milk and its benefits and dangers, a lot of us drink milk or at least give it to our children. But do you know where your milk comes from? If you […]

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In the Land of Plenty

| May 19, 2010 | 3 Comments
In the Land of Plenty




Spring is a marvelous time to live in Southern California. While the rest of the country is still pulling itself out of winter we’re enjoying the first harvests of the year – avocados, strawberries, squash, melons. We are so spoiled with fresh, local food here and I think it probably gives us a warped sense […]

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Alert: Child Nutrition Month!

| April 13, 2010 | 8 Comments
Alert: Child Nutrition Month!




Can you be obese AND hungry? According to Joel Berg, executive director of the New York Coalition Against Hunger, “Hunger and obesity are often flip sides to the same malnutrition coin…Hunger is certainly almost an exclusive symptom of poverty. And extra obesity is one of the symptoms of poverty.” According to nationwide statistics, 18.5% of […]

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Play is the Thing: 4YG to a Tastier World

| March 25, 2010 | 9 Comments
Play is the Thing: 4YG to a Tastier World




I don’t about you, but I need something to cool down from ZomppaPatty’s pretzels…so I’m going to bring the heat down a few notches and talk about an afternoon I spent with runny-nosed, knee-scraped kids. It’s no surprise anymore to hear about the horrific statistics on childhood obesity (i.e. obesity rates have tripled, $150 billion […]

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Photo of the Day: International Women’s Day

| March 8, 2010 | 3 Comments
Photo of the Day: International Women’s Day




Today, March 8, 2010 is International Women’s Day, the theme this year is: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all. This includes equal rights to food. According to the World Food Programme, a child dies of hunger every six seconds? That’s SECONDS. Please take a moment to show your solidarity against hunger in support of […]

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