Tag Archives: food system

Change the Dialogue to Food Safety, not Organic

8 August 2013

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by Anaïs Dodson, Food Policy Research Intern On July 17, 2013 tragic news from India made headlines in the New York Times reporting that at least 23 children died from poisoned school lunches. As an anthropology student interested in food justice, the story revealed to me a paradigm that cannot go unnoticed. The same poisoning that […]

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Common Goals

5 August 2013

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by Adrienne Pollack, Food Policy Research Intern With 2014 swiftly approaching, I have directed more attention toward the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More popularly known as Obamacare, ACA launched in 2010 to provide universal, affordable health insurance—a few of the law’s reforms took effect in 2010, and the rest of the law will phase into […]

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Why Junk Food Can’t End Obesity

19 July 2013

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by Cassidy Bennett, Website & Communications Intern David Freedman’s cover article for the July/August 2013 issue of the Atlantic “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” outlines his opposition to much of the uprising food justice movement. As I was thinking about his article, articles written in response to his article, and related material, several points […]

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CFJC and Urban Adamah Farm Bill Workshop

13 July 2012

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By Christine Batten, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern As a new intern with CFJC, I am happy to report on our 9th successful Farm Bill Workshop of the year, held on July 9th at Urban Adamah in West Berkeley, CA. Urban Adamah is a one-acre organic community farm and Jewish environmental education center. Rae, farm […]

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Eat-In at UCSB: Demanding our right to local, healthy food with community in mind!

7 May 2012

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By Marissa Diebolt, UCSB Student At 11:45 am on the morning of Thursday, April 26th, 2011, I was thinking to myself, “Please, let this work.” Standing in the middle of the Arbor at UCSB gazing at the white tablecloths running down the length of our dining table seated for 75 people, freshly picked flowers in […]

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Earth Dinner

3 May 2012

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By Anita Wong, CFJC Intern In celebration of Earth Day, I hosted a Kitchen Table Talk (KTT) at my residence this past weekend. My guests were friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates, and co-workers of mine. They were all excited to have been included in a dinner that involved discussion around the one thing we all need […]

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Questioning GMOs

18 April 2012

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By Anita Wong, CFJC Intern The concept of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) was first introduced to me in a nutrition class several years ago. The promises of GMO foods were to increase resistance to disease, food production and food security. Today, over 85 percent of corn and soy crops are genetically modified by biotech companies […]

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Killer Strawberries

22 March 2012

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By Anita Wong, CFJC Intern Strawberries are a popular fruit that can be found year-round in grocery stores. A couple weeks ago, I purchased a small box of strawberries from my local Safeway because they were advertising a “buy one, get one free” deal. The following week in my Environmental Health class at SFSU, a […]

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UCSB Farm Bill Workshop

15 February 2012

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate The gorgeous scenery of the UC Santa Barbara campus was the perfect location to hold our latest Farm Bill 101 workshop, which aims to help communities connect the dots between local priorities and national food policy. While the sunshine, ocean, and greenery are enough to entice anybody to visit, […]

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Youth Empowerment and Growing the Movement

7 February 2012

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Research and Community Outreach Intern On Monday January 23rd CFJC was privileged to present a lesson on workers in the food system to the 7th graders of Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito. We covered the basics between small-scale agricultural practices and large-scale agricultural practices, including damages to the environment, major […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever: Our Tour to the Salinas Valley

6 December 2011

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By Rebecca Eiseman, CFJC intern When I was asked which of the field trips I would like to attend during the 15th annual Food Justice Conference, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to attend “Empowering Young and Immigrant Farmers in the Salinas Valley.” I feel so fortunate to CFJC and Food First to have had […]

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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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