Because our story deals heavily with issues of food justice, sustainability, genetically modified organisms, and corporate control of the food supply, we’d like to use this page to share ways for you to get involved in these issues.
Some organizations working every day to improve food security, quality, biodiversity, and fight against food injustice:
Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment
Agricultural Justice Project
Real Food Challenge
Just Harvest USA
Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services
The Food Trust
Community Food and Justice Coalition
Non GMO Project
Some blogs that regularly post on food policy, politics, the farm bill, and general good eating:
Politics of the Plate
And a few articles:
- How John Muir is Revolutionizing the Farm-to-Table Food Movement
- “His observations on nature’s interconnected systems deeply influenced award-winning Chef Dan Barber’s new book, The Third Plate” – by Joe Fassler, May 21, The Atlantic
- Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made from Stem Cells
- Is cultured meat the solution to meeting increased demand with decreased impact?
- “Crop Diversity Decline ‘Threatens Food Security'” by Mark Kinver, Environment reporter, BBC News, March 3, 2014
- Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago – raising concerns about the resilience of the global food system, a study has shown.
- “The Truth About Genetically Modified Food” by David H. Freeman, Scientific American, August 26, 2013
- “Robert Goldberg sags into his desk chair and gestures at the air. “Frankenstein monsters, things crawling out of the lab,” he says. “This the most depressing thing I’ve ever dealt with.”
- “Why We Can’t Count on the Test-Tube Burger to Solve World Hunger” by Olga Khazon, The Atlantic, August 9, 2013
- High tech is all well and good, and lab-grown meat could have a positive impact on the environment, but global hunger is more often caused by problems with distribution than with problems of supply.
- “Breeding Nutrition Out of Food,” by Jo Robinson, New York Times, Sunday, May25, 2013
- We like the idea that food can be the answer to our ills, that if we eat nutritious foods we won’t need medicine or supplements. We have valued this notion for a long, long time. The Greek physician Hippocrates proclaimed nearly 2,500 years ago: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Today, medical experts concur. If we heap our plates with fresh fruits and vegetables, they tell us, we will come closer to optimum health.
- This health directive needs to be revised. (click to read more)
- “China’s Bad Earth” by Josh Chin and Brian Spegele, Saturday, July 27, 2013
- A powerful statement on the fallout from chemical manufacturing and overuse of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. As China’s rural areas give way to growing industry, the farmland suffers from toxic waste-water and heavy metal poisoning.
- “Food Nanotechnology“, a fascinating overview of the developing field of food nanotechnology.
- “Partial Reading: Monsanto’s Revolving Door” by Colin Kinniburgh, Dissent Magazine, March 30 2013
- An explanation and critique of the Monsanto Protection Act (a provision of the Agricultural Appropriations Bill) that somehow sneaked its way through Congress.