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EE101: The Hands That Feed Us: Labor in the Food... Registration, Berkeley

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Tickets will be available beginning April 15 at 10:00 A.M.---According to The Hands That Feed Us, a report by the Food Chain Worker’s Alliance, (co-authored by Saru Jayaraman in June 2012) more than 20 million people in the United States work in some capacity along the food chain.

EE101: Urban Adaptation and Edible Education

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Tickets will be available beginning April 1 at 10:00 A.M.---Urban agriculture has the potential to revitalize, educate, and nourish communities, and create local economies. What are some of the less visible benefits of urban agriculture? Why do Ron Finley and others have to fight to bring healthy food ...

Stand Up for Safe Food and Safe Workplaces

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Soon, a new certification system will assure that American farms meet rigorous safety standards and treat their workerswith the same great care they give to the fruits and vegetables they grow s...

How plants become zombies

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( —Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.


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Dani Shapiro is the best-selling author of the memoirs, Slow Motion and Devotion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Maga...

Big Food’s “DARK Act” Introduced in Congress

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Legislation introduced today by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) - christened the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” or DARK act by critics - would block any federal or state action to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

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A teen's science fair project led him to realize that changing fonts could save the U.S. government millions of dollars.

Climate change could make a hungry world much hungrier

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"All aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change," according to the new IPCC report.

EE101: Plant Genetic Engineering and the Future of... Registration, Berkeley

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Tickets will be available beginning April 8 at 10:00 A.M.---Genetically Modified Organisms have become a flashpoint of debate within the food movement. While technological developments can help provide resilient foods for a changing climate, many consumers remain skeptical. Michael Pollan and Pamela Ronald will discuss the risks and ...

Plowed Under

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Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.

[Letter from Bolivia]

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Who owns the world’s greatest superfood?

Guggenheim Fellowships for LaToya Ruby Frazier, Kathy Butterly, Xavier Cha, 175 More

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The list of 2014 Guggenheim fellowships is out, with 178 of the almost 3,000 applicants earning spots. The list of names, which follows below, includes Xavier Cha, Judith Belzer, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Sharon Hayes. (Pretty great lineup!) Thank you to Artforum for tipping us off to to ...

Wal-Mart Attempts the Holy Grail: Low-Cost Organic Food

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The chain teams up with Wild Oats to offer organic fare at lower-than-usual prices

Cooking with a Magic Touch

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Kirkus Reviews Blog: Children's: Cooking with a Magic Touch

Food Book Fair Screening: Food + Film

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Presented by Rodale BooksThe Food Book Fair will host the first New York screening ofthe documentary 'Fed Up' followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer LaurieDavid. A

Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

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Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

Study: Fad Diets Work (But Not Why You Think)

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Yale researchers look at all the fad diets and find one that works.

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

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According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising carbon dioxide

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For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies.

If You Care About the Conditions of Farm Workers, It's Probably Thanks to These Amazing People

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Leaders of the modern food labor movement talk about the legacy of Cesar Chavez, and new challenges to protecting worker rights.


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