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The Right to Food, Part 2: The Actual Right to Food

So, as I intimated in my far-too-far in the past post (Life is easy! Art is hard!), to rationalize Human Rights one must either believe that a higher being gave us special powers, or that we, as a species, need a certain base level of equity in order to … well, pick your pet defense: live ethical lives; prevent constant war; fight the powers that be, whatever. 1,375 more words


Interesting Information: The Nine Ingredients For a Healthier America

Interesting Information:  November 17, 2014

“The Nine Ingredients For A Healthier America”

Friend Gina Caceci mailed me The Washington Post‘s copy of this opinion piece by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier De Schutter. 157 more words

Interesting Information

Upcoming FoodiEvent: "Sustainable Diets - what is a good diet for the 21st century?"

The term ‘Sustainable Diets’ has always been an intrigue of mine and something that is becoming increasingly crucial as we move away from strictly nutritious, healthy  595 more words


How Right I Was

Several weeks ago in this space, I speculated that “smart people” would address the “obesity epidemic” by regulating the American diet.  How right I was. 390 more words

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Great start for the free, on-line Food Systems Academy launched Monday 27 October

I’m delighted that the new on-line, open education resource, the Food Systems Academy got off to a great start yesterday.

Many thanks to all those who have already tweeted – @FoodSystemsAcad – and blogged about it. 341 more words

Ordinary Operations

A reasonable question arises from people who are either on the fence about their position on genetically modified foods or are outright in favor of them.   1,119 more words

Time to write to Olivier De Schutter?

Who is Olivier De Schutter, I hear you ask.

I didn’t know who he was either until I did a bit of research after reading a post by Mike Sivier over on the Vox Political blog… 346 more words