While national food days can be proclaimed by politicians, charities, product marketers and industry associations, it turns out most of them were made up by a single U.S. food blogger.
In 2006, John-Bryan Hopkins noticed there were only 175 food holidays, so he decided to fill in the rest of the calendar himself. He made up National Onion Rings Day, National Tater Tots Day, National Froot-Loops Day, and this one that falls on March 6:
by Jürgen Kraus and Heiko Thiele / GRAIN Right to land and seed - Food sovereignty in times of climate change A film by Jürgen Kraus and Heiko Thiele Camera & film editing: Heiko Thiele Production: Zwischenzeit e.V. “Food sovereignty” is the main political demand of the landless and peasant movement in Bangladesh in times of climate change and intensifying land conflicts. The concept of food sovereignty is based on the right to grow their own food, with own seeds and in an ecologically sustaina
On this International Migrants Day (December 18), Grassroots International pays tribute to the courage and dedication of many of our partners and allies, internationally and in the U.S., who are working at the intersection of migrant justice and resource rights.
Some members of the U.S. Congress don’t want you to know how the food you eat strains natural resources. That’s the meaning of a statement attached to the omnibus federal spending bill Congress sent to President Obama last Saturday.
When Thomas Carlson and Philip Stark find a foot-tall dandelion growing out of the sidewalk on Hearst Street, it’s all they can do to contain their excitement. “Oh wow! Now that is robust!” Carlson exclaims. They won’t eat this one; it’s too close to cars and exhaust. But wow, just look at that beauty!
Addressing gender inequality in agriculture would result in a much-needed increase in global food security.CGIAR Climate's insight:Gender is clearly an issue in the farming sector of developing countries.
The movement for a clean, sustainable food supply built up quite a head of steam in 2014. Many of this year’s happenings had me and my colleagues at NRDC cheering; some had us shaking our heads—and rolling up our sleeves....
From the Saami in Europe, to the Maori in New Zealand, indigenous communities are creating and maintaining rich biocultural landscapes. A biocultural landscape is a holistic system of culture and nature that has been shaped by human management over long periods of time. Food Tank produced this video highlighting how biocultural landscapes can benefit the health of both people and the planet. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
Last month’s impressive Black Friday protests at a reported 1,000 Walmart stores highlight the growing movement against the company’s low wage culture. As the nation’s largest private employer, Walmart has done more than any other company to reinforce income inequality. With an average wage of $8.81 per hour, Walmart keeps its labor expenses low by... Read More
The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University's International Quality of Life Laureate Award....
As well as being masters of water engineering, the Romans also engaged in a long distance trade in water across the Mediterranean - embodied in grain, oil, wine, cloth, metals and other goods. They also discovered the food-water-energy nexus - and not in a good way. We need to heed the warnings from Roman history.
Whole Foods and Lebanon may seem like odd bedfellows, but on the matter of dairy products, they’re of one mind. Both have shown distaste for the antifungal known as natamycin, which is commonly used to preserve cheese. The preservative appears on Whole Food’s “Unacceptable Ingredients for Food” list and has...