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Did You Eat Today? Thank a Food Worker

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The most under-reported  and neglected aspect of the good food movement is the 20 million workers who toil every day — often under inhumane conditions — harvesting fields, killing and cutting up animals, packing boxes, driving trucks, cooking meals, ringing up orders, serving tables and cleaning up the mess. Recognizing this reality is the idea… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: George Stanley McGovern, 1922-2012

Opinion

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George McGovern, 1972 Democratic Party presidential nominee and former U.S. Congressman and Senator from South Dakota died Oct. 21 at age 90. He was a World War II pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber, flying 35 missions over Nazi occupied Europe, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and other air medals. Between his service in the… Continue Reading

New Congressional Scorecard Grades Lawmakers on Food Policy Votes

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If you follow politics, you may have noticed there are loads of scorecards that grade politicians. Each special interest seems to have at least one such report card. Environmentalists, for example, have the League of Conservation Voters, gun rights advocates have the National Rife Association and concerned taxpayers have the National Taxpayers Union. Each group… Continue Reading

North Korea May Need Emergency Food Supplies

United Nations food agencies are assessing whether to begin an emergency operation in North Korea to help millions of people at risk of hunger, according to an Agence France-Presse report. North Korea made the formal request, Radio Australia News reported. The country has been hit hard by a harsh winter, the increase in global food… Continue Reading

Isn't It Hunger?

Opinion

The New York Times headline shouts:  “Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High.”  President Obama says:  “hunger rose significantly last year.”  But, researchers for a Department of Agriculture report will only say that people are experiencing “food insecurity” or even “very low food security.”  This latter terminology is politically motivated doublespeak.   So why is… Continue Reading