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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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Where Has All the Water Gone?

3 August 2012

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By Christine Batten, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern Has your area been hit by the drought? More than likely, it has. As of Wednesday evening, half of the counties in the US have been considered “disaster areas” due to the perpetual drought. Illinois is suffering immensely; three-fourths of corn and over half of soy acreage […]

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Flash Mob for Food Justice

15 June 2012

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By Jessy Gill, Research and Community Outreach Intern On Thursday June 7th, California Food and Justice Coalition was invited to be the featured non-profit organization for the Yelp event “Welcome to the Jungle.” Esteemed Yelpers turned wild for this night filled with aerial acrobatics on silks secured to the rafters, electro pop music, and food […]

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Loving the Land and Each Other: Earth Day 2012

24 April 2012

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate “We are marching for the 99, we are marching for the 99!” rang the voices of hundreds of farmers, families, activists, and gardeners who had gathered at Ohlone Park in Berkeley on Earth Day to celebrate the land and the food we cultivate from it. The rally and march […]

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Food Trucks Being Targeted By State Assembly

2 March 2012

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Anita Wong, CFJC Intern I remember growing up in the Eastlake neighborhood of East Oakland and attending a local elementary school that had food carts doing their rounds every day after school. They offered a variety of cheap food items, including ice cream, popsicles, chips, and sodas and juices. My favorite snack I used to […]

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Lessons Learned—Food Justice

13 December 2011

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My Dear Friends: As we all celebrate a difficult year, I choose to believe it is also full of promise. But to fulfill that promise, we need your help. This November-December newsletter highlights expanded CFJC efforts made possible largely because of foundation support, and the volunteer interns and community members who have built the coalition […]

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Sacramento Kitchen Table Talk

30 November 2011

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Photo credit: realmountainvalues.com Molly Lawrence, CFJC Intern On a Tuesday evening, the six of us gathered together to build community around food. We met in my quirky apartment in downtown Sacramento; everyone sharing their delicious home cooked dishes, wine glasses merrily clinking. The conversation flowed organically (a combination of wine and positive vibes…). There was […]

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Eat Real: Reminiscing About Home

7 October 2011

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Intern Sitting on the green at the Eat Real festival with a cover of Gillian Welch playing on stage, a view of the bay carrying the outgoing sailboats, and delicious organic food being passed out in my midst, I felt a touch of home.  I came to the west coast two […]

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Why I pledge to never eat an out-of-season tomato again—especially not one from Florida.

23 September 2011

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by Rebecca Eiseman, CFJC Intern Barry Estrabrook’s Tomatoland, one of the hottest food books of the summer and mentioned in The Washington Post, NPR, The Chicago Sun-Times, and countless other blogs and publications, brings attention to an issue that is hugely important, but will that be enough? There is slavery going on in Florida. “[We’re] […]

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Experiencing the Importance of Local Food Systems

15 September 2011

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by Courtney Hendrix, CFJC Intern When I was young, I didn’t understand why my dad would plant a fruit and vegetable garden in our front yard. I remember looking out the front room window at the garden thinking, “Why does he have to plant that stuff there?” My dad was always in his garden but […]

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My Summer with CFJC

22 August 2011

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By Alyson Murphy, CFJC Intern With no previous experience in fundraising—the term “grant proposal” was not familiar to me three months ago— I was excited to try something new and gain some experience in the non-profit sector as a fundraising and development intern at CFJC this summer. I was drawn to CFJC because it paired […]

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How the CalFresh Drug Felon Ban Hurts Us All

19 August 2011

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Written by Nicole Willman, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern The federal debt-ceiling crisis may have been averted but plummeting stock prices and a newly downgraded credit rating are clear signs that the American economy is far from recovered. It should come as no surprise then that the numbers of people receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known […]

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