The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a measure of the value of U.S. corporate wealth, has been hitting record highs lately:
But in a news release this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the percentage of households with food insecurity remains historically high:
That food insecurity index is made up of a [...]
For years, I’ve seen the No Farms No Food bumper sticker, and wondered what the message was trying to get at. Sure, we need farmers to grow ingredients for food, but that’s such a general need, it’s difficult to get worked up about. Food is good, but it’s when I picture particular foods that I [...]
While I was trying to read an article from an online news magazine this morning, an advertisement popped up for Harvestland chicken breasts.
“Eat Like Your Ancestors”, the commercial banner urged me.
To tell the truth, I don’t know much about how my ancestors ate. I know that my German grandparents liked to eat [...]
On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]
Across the country, people are struggling to get enough food to eat. In most places across the country, there are places where good, healthy food is growing, but goes uneaten. There’s fruit on bushes and trees, and shoots and leaves on common weeds. People walk by these plants all the time without thinking to harvest.
Woman hasn’t eaten since May 3, plans to go on
So reads the breathless headline of a United Press International story published on June 10, 2013. Is it true?
Naveena Shine of Seattle declares in a press release and a website that:
On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began an [...]
If you ever visit the historical sites of Boston or Philadelphia, you’ll notice t-shirts and buttons for sale at just about every available souvenir stand, referencing Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Made by historically-minded Guatemalan and Chinese sweatshop workers, these pieces of swag offer [...]
In common terms, it’s often called creeping charlie, gill over the-ground, haymaids, or ground ivy. More often than not, though, gardeners don’t even know its name. They simply call it that plant that won’t stop growing into my flower bed and taking over. They certainly don’t call it salad greens, but they could. [...]
Click here to donate to the Food Committee sending fruit, bread and peanut butter down to the protesters who are occupying Zuccotti Park. Food will help people who want to keep up the Occupy Wall Street effort in New York City going on a full belly.
At least with chicken or lamb, you could pretend that it’s chocolate chip cookie dough. [...]