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Farm Bill Moving to Conference

25 October 2013

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October 25, 2013 Congress has passed the necessary legislation to get government running again, however the national budget and debt ceiling limit discussions are far from over, and are expected to resume in time for their deadlines on January 14th and February 7th respectively. Our government may be back on its feet (temporarily), but our […]

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Adaptation Vanguard

15 April 2013

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Over 500 people from across the nation convened at the inaugural National Adaptation Forum in Denver earlier this month. The conference was about how we, our communities and our nation can be prepared for climate change impacts, such as superstorms, droughts, insect vector born disease outbreaks, flooding and sea […]

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Third Annual Food Sovereignty Prize: Food for the People and by the People

1 December 2011

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By Courtney Hendrix, Intern The Third Annual Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded and celebrated at the Marriot in downtown Oakland, as a part of the Community Food Security Coalition’s 15th annual conference. Brasil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) were the 2011 winners, with the Movimiento Campesino a Campesino, the South Central Farmers, and the Grow BioIntensive […]

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The Power of a Community: Our Food

21 November 2011

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Intern From the start of our planning for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference, the local host committee held the intent that this conference would be focused on the community and city hosting the conference, not just the individuals who had the great fortune to travel to the host location. Our […]

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Faces & Visions of the Food Movement: Y. Armando Nieto

7 November 2011

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November 7th, 2011  By Jen Dalton (Civil Eats) Over 1,000 people have gathered in Oakland, California to attend the Community Food Security Coalition Conference today, an annual gathering that, as Nieto says, is “a real opportunity to organize and a call to action to take back our food system.” We are just steps from the tent city […]

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Taking Back our Food System

24 October 2011

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By Armando Nieto, Executive Director With two weeks to go before the November 4-8th CFSC Food Justice Conference in Oakland, all efforts and communications are focused on building momentum for Conference participation as a benchmark in the larger call to action—Taking Back Our Food System. If you haven’t registered or cannot do so, visit the […]

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TEDxFruitvale’s idea worth spreading: farmworkers as people, not just items in the production chain

19 October 2011

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate Every food item you buy has a back story—a story many food industries never mean for you to hear. The story could be that of a 12 year old boy, forced to work in the fields 16 hours a day, who earns only 1.4 cents per pound of tomatoes […]

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A Call To Action!

23 September 2011

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by Armando Nieto Today is the last day of summer, and as we prepare for what promises to be one of the most memorable fall seasons in recent memory, your CFJC staff has made some mid-course corrections. First, we will forego our September monthly CFJC Member Public Policy call in order to better prepare for […]

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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

26 May 2011

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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

 About time I sat down to write about the meetings in which I’ve participated “back east” over the past two weeks. My first stop May 17th was Washington, D.C., where CFJC convened the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Summit along the Public Health Institute, American Farmland Trust, Center for a Livable Future at John Hopkins University, […]

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Healthy Farms Healthy People Summit

26 May 2011

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Helen Dombalis, Policy Associate, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition A diverse group of over 100 farm, food, and health stakeholders came together in Washington, DC Tuesday and Wednesday for Healthy Farms Healthy People: A Farm & Food Policy Summit for a Strong America.  The summit was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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California Youth “Strengthen Their Roots” in Largest Food Justice Gathering

21 February 2011

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This past weekend, CFJC staff and coalition partners Food & Water Watch and Pesticide Watch joined over 300 students from nearly 40 universities across California in the 4th Annual “Strengthening the Roots Food and Justice Convergence” in Santa Cruz for the largest gathering yet in the west coast on the connections between youth, food sustainability, […]

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Deadline: Food Policy Conference Workshop Proposals Due Friday, January 28

20 January 2011

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The most comprehensive national conference on local and state food policy in the US–the Food Policy Conference–is being held in Portland from May19-21. The Community Food Security Coalition is soliciting workshop proposals until this Friday, January 28, 2011.

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