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How to Keep Your Quinoa Consumption Ethical

If you follow sustainable food news, chances are you ran across some stories recently about quinoa that made your heart a little bit sad. The gist of the narrative is that because people in wealthy we…

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Man Wins $7 Million in “Popcorn Lung” Lawsuit

Hot coffee! When most of us hear those two words together we think something like, “morning” or “fuel for the day,” not a multi-million dollar payout. But back in 1994 a New Mexico woman spilled a 49-…

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Eat Local, Shop Local

  I've had a few excellent conversations lately about the true meaning of "food security." In the past, the conversation has centered around the need to bring grocery stores into low-income n…

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Food Justice and the Occupy Movement

  Last week, I attended Occupy Oakland’s general strike. It was a very positive experience for me. Although the movement is rooted in a deep frustration and sense of injustice, the protesters …

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The Political is Personal

  On Monday, I had a fascinating conversation with two women who are starting a website about women and politics. But it's not what you may think.  It's not a website dedicated to celebrating …

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Workers’ Rights and Food Justice

  As an intern with the food justice organization People's Grocery in Oakland, California, I attend regular discussion groups with the other interns, in which we examine various issues of impo…

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Real Eating with Oakland’s People’s Grocery

  Earlier this month, I began an internship with People's Grocery, a food justice organization that manages an urban farm and works to provide access to healthy food to those living in low-inc…

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people are talking

When I volunteered at a crisis line, instead of suggesting reasons why callers shouldn't kill themse…

Darlene....QUIT twisting words !! I asked VINU if that was one of his motivations here because he ha…

Real butter is good for kittys who get hairballs

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