Food matters for personal, public, and planetary well-being
Food for Thought: An Exploration of Eating and Worker Organizing
Ethical eating includes supporting the people throughout the food chain who bring food to our tables. Come to Chicago, a nexus of America’s food industry and an economic engine since the Industrial Revolution, to learn how to use your power as a consumer to improve the lives of U.S. food workers.
The American poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago the "Hog…Continue
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This new website focuses on resources designed to improve healthy food access in communities, build local economies, and enhance public health. Tap into a learning network that's using retail strategies to connect consumers to healthy food.
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Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual multi-day training event in Washington, DC whose purpose is to educate and train people of faith to be effective advocates for justice. The last day is reserved for lobbying your members of Congress on Capitol Hill with others in your district or state.
I attended last year's event and was impressed by the quality of the presenters, workshops, and keynote speakers. Every year the focus changes. Last year it was Economic Justice. This…Continue
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Craig Roshaven recently posted Tara Pope’s article “How to Go Vegan (NY Times 1/14/13). The article below from the Guardian article and the embedded link provide the environmental “Why” it is critical to move toward a plant based diet, now.
Excerpt from this article by Suzanne…Continue
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New York Times article by Tara Pope
Since then, I’ve spoken with numerous vegan chefs and diners who say it can be a challenge to change a lifetime of eating habits overnight. They offer the following advice for stocking your vegan pantry and finding replacements for key foods like cheese and other dairy products.…Continue
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Mark Bittman, a New York Times Columnist and author, questions the feasibility of making all agriculture organic. In this column he proposes a third way to reduce the environmental damage caused by industrial farming. Below is an excerpt from the article.
But seeing organic as the only alternative to industrial agriculture, or veganism as the only alternative to supersize me, is a bit like saying that the only alternative to the ravages of capitalism is Stalinism; there…Continue
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Here's the first paragraph of the article
AN election that saw great strides for women, gay men and lesbiansand even …Continue
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As a result of the stalemate in Congress the 2012 Farm Bill has now expired. Learn more at:
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Church World Service has resources available on its website for World Food Day, including placemats that can be ordered for hunger events that celebrate the power of cooperatives. World Food Day
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Usually: vegetarians make their arguments, and meat-eaters remain silent (perhaps just wishing vegetarians would go away). Here, however, a meat-eater argues back. What do you think?
Added by Rev Meredith Garmon on September 21, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
At the Ethical Eating (EE) workshop at GA, I committed to plan and serve a meal for 200 at SWUUSI according to EE principles. Well, folks, it happened on July 22nd and everyone was very impressed (I even received a standing ovation during the "thank yous").
We ended up serving 150 people and ended up with less than two gallons of landfill waste - everything else was recyclable or compostable, including the flatware. Five bags of compostables were delivered to the Tahlequah, Oklahoma…Continue
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Hi, everyone, forgive the shameless Church Publicity, I will be giving a talk, on Animal Day, Sept. 30th, at 10.00 AM
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According to the Sistah Vegan Project, "It seems like everyone is talking about ethical consumption in some way, shape, or form."
She's offering a webinar to explore a pro-vegan approach to race, class, neoliberal capitalism, normative whiteness, and ableism. See here:
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John Chambers passed this information on to me, and others. with the comment that where people eat might be viewed as a part of the bigger ethical eating picture, complementing the issue of what people eat and whence it comes to table.
Added by Vicky Talbert on May 7, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
Here's an index to all six parts of "Consuming Passions" featuring LoraKim and me:
Part 1: The Eating Conscience
Part 2: Planet Chalice (Children's Story)
Added by Rev Meredith Garmon on March 16, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments
Here's part 2 of "Consuming Passions": LoraKim's children's story, Planet Chalice.
And here's part 3 in which Meredith muses about what it is he's lacking when he lacks Integrity.
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