Tag Archives: healthy food

Tell House Leadership We Need a Farm Bill

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): While news of the federal government shutdown is dominating the news, Congress has failed in another serious way. On October 1, laws governing our nation’s food and agriculture policies expired. Congress failed to … Continue reading

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Congress Needs to Pass a Good Farm Bill, and Quickly–Take Action

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): In the next few weeks, Congress has the opportunity to pass a full Farm Bill that invests in fair, sustainable food and farming. Help us make some noise and push both … Continue reading

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Tell Your Representative that the Farm Bill Should Promote Healthy Foods

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): Do you like healthy, locally produced food? The House of Representatives is moving toward passage of its version of the Farm Bill (no number available)—the major piece of legislation that directs food and … Continue reading

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Healthy Food, Healthy Economies—July 31, Webinar

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2 p.m. – 3:15 a.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pacific Go to https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=sptyk26urbmb&msource=healthy to register. Brought to you by the Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative, … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Healthy, Sustainable Food Production in the Farm Bill

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Billions of federal taxpayer dollars are used to subsidize unhealthy, processed foods instead of the fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Congress … Continue reading

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“Food Stamped” Screening at Just Harvest Annual Meeting—June 21, Pittsburgh

From Just Harvest (http://www.justharvest.org/):   Just Harvest’s annual meeting will feature the Pittsburgh Premiere of ‘Food Stamped’ – a documentary by Shira and Yoav Potash. The screening is open to guests.   Where: United Steelworkers – 60 Boulevard of the … Continue reading

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Start a Garden in Your Community of Faith!

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org):   From backyards, to window sills, to growing numbers of religious institutions, gardening is sweeping the country.  In this second week of GreenFaith’s Food Month, we’d like to encourage you to start a garden at your house … Continue reading

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New Lenten Devotional Connects to Healthy Food

From Church Health Reader (http://www.chreader.org):   Many Christians prepare for Easter Sunday by honoring Lent, which is traditionally a time when we practice sacrifice as a way of remembering Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. While some Christians “give up” a … Continue reading

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President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Includes Restoration of SNAP Cuts

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2011 – The budget released by President Barack Obama today provides strong support for the federal nutrition programs and the anticipated growth in those programs – … Continue reading

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A Food Manifesto for the Future

Shared by the New Community Project (http://www.newcommunityproject.org):   February 1, 2011, NYTimes Mark Bittman   For decades, Americans believed that we had the world’s healthiest and safest diet. We worried little about this diet’s effect on the environment or on … Continue reading

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