Tag Archives: health

November 2014: Food For Just-Us

24 November 2014

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San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, located in the southeast corner of the city, was once a thriving Black community. Over the last several decades, the neighborhood has become a tragic example of what happens when communities of color are marginalized and experience institutional and structural racism. Concentrated poverty, environmental injustices, high rates of chronic diseases, and […]

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Walk with a Doc

17 March 2014

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Walk with a Doc, along with the City of Berkeley, Ecology Center, Lifelong Medical Care, and Heart 2 Heart held a free community event in Berkeley’s San Pablo Park on Saturday, March 15th. Walk with a Doc is a national, non-profit program that coordinates events across the country in community parks that focus on bringing […]

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Community Vulnerability To Climate Change

12 December 2013

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By Sarah Schmitt, Administrative and Climate Change Intern Greenhouse gases exist in the atmosphere causing a natural greenhouse effect responsible for warming the planet to a temperature conducive to human survival. The natural greenhouse effect is enhanced by increased amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activities such as the combustion of […]

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Wild Edibles- Nettle, Dandelion, and Mallow

5 December 2013

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By Christopher Loomis, Communications Intern All information posted in this wild edible blog series is generalized, presented for informational purposes only, not medical advice, and presented “as is” without warranty or guarantee of any kind. Readers are cautioned not to rely on this information as medical advice and to consult a qualified medical, dietary, fitness […]

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How I Ended Up On Food Stamps

3 December 2013

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By Moxie Jean Loeffler, CFJC Health Policy Advocacy Intern When I first heard of SNAP, I didn’t know that I had once been on it myself.  The name had changed from “food stamps.” SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  To anyone who knows me, because I am middle class, educated and white, it might […]

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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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Protecting Health in a Changing Climate

19 July 2013

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by Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH Originally posted on The White House website. Dr. Linda Rudolph is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her work on the front lines to protect public health in a changing climate. In 2004, I was the local health officer and public health director in Berkeley, California. We […]

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Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change

25 June 2013

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June 25, 2013 Contacts: Erin Middleton emiddleton@cafoodjustice.org 510-547-1547  Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change with New Plan  Oakland, CA – Today, for the first time in his presidency, President Obama laid out the framework for his new plan to address climate change. The plan outlined four key steps in taking action against climate change: […]

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What’s Your Take on the Farm Bill Process?

25 June 2013

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Featured image cross-posted from Florida Organic Growers Below are some of our thoughts, what are yours? Email us at foodtalks@cafoodjustice.org. Posted  June 19, 2013 Senate Farm Bill 101 Marine Dageville, Climate Change Intern The Senate Farm Bill was passed on June 10th, 2013 with a margin of 66 to 27.  The bill, coauthored by Ag Committee […]

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Moving Forward on GMO Labeling Legislation

5 June 2013

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By Cassidy Bennett, Website and Communications Intern As the Farm Bill painfully moves through the Senate and the House, hopefully to be passed before the recess in July, progress is being made across the nation for food justice. On Monday, June 3, Connecticut state legislature passed a law (134 yes to 3 no) to require […]

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