Podcast Link! Co-host links: The Real Food Chain Rich Bowden Writing World Organic News Welcome to Season 3, episode 1, the first in our series on Wholefoods in the marketplace. This week, as an introduction to the new season, The Real Food Chain’s Rich Bowden reads from an article written for The Real Food Chain’s […]
Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez was tying grape vines at a farm in Central California, when the temperature soared well above 95 degrees. Only a few days in the country, this undocumented field worker, who didn’t have easy access to water, shade or the work breaks required by law, passed out from the heat and died […]
I am a local type person because I want all of my neighbors to benefit when the economy is “local”! I live in a town that kept Walmart out of town, McDonald’s is so far from all of the other restaurants downtown, and Subway must have been located in town as a concession to some […]
We have to change our narrative around climate change. Our government tells us that we are too small here in New Zealand to make any positive impact on climate change. But we have been leaders in social change. We were the first nation to give women the vote in 1893, we have been world leaders in social policy and were the first in the Western alliance to take significant action against nuclear proliferation. We can lead with climate change do – or at least do our bit to help.
Growing the local food system generates multiple benefits for the community. As we strengthen the system, we anticipate benefits for health and local economies. Into this mix we can create further syner…