Good luck dodging that virus.
|By: Attaturk Thursday March 6, 2014 1:30 am|
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday March 2, 2014 4:52 pm|
As we are watching Winter Storm Titan, the Weather Channel’s latest creation, dump fluffy white stuff where our garden will be, it’s time to begin planting.
The growing season here in NW PA is a tad shorter than it is in N.TX. so we adjust. Some plants won’t produce anything if they’re not started yet, yes, I’m looking at you, tomatoes.
|By: Kit OConnell Sunday February 16, 2014 9:21 am|
One reason I wanted to chat with Scott Crow was his experience with Common Ground Collective in New Orleans. In recent years, we’ve seen similar collectives spring out of the activist networks formed by Occupy Wall Street — projects like Occupy Sandy. Late last year, alongside key Common Ground Collective organizer Lisa Fithian and many others, I organized Austin Common Ground Relief to respond to a record-breaking flood on Halloween. As the group’s dispatcher, I relied on the networks and skills formed during Occupy Austin.
|By: BrandonJ Saturday January 25, 2014 4:00 pm|
There was an increase of people at emergency food programs in New York City due to the Nov. 1 Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program cuts, according to a latest research brief from the Food Bank of New York City.
As the brief mentions, this took place as the number of soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City fell by 25 percent under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg during 2007 to 2012. Meanwhile, Congress decided to let five billion dollars in SNAP benefits expire, which were extended under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, expire on Nov. 1, leaving the 47 million Americans relying on SNAP $121 (for a household of one) to $396 (for a household of four) short.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday January 5, 2014 7:00 am|
I’ve been coming to Ireland for decades and have watched food here shift and change, growing progressively healthier, locally sourced and delicious. This trip I made it a point to eat in two of Dublin’s most interesting and acclaimed restaurants, something I saved up for. (And there were others that beckoned me with their siren scents of grills, curries, and chips). I also had fish and chips at Leo Burdocks, now entering its second century. And to counteract the rich food featured in these photos, I made sure to have a daily detox smoothie from the local health food shop.
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday December 8, 2013 1:05 pm|
One treat that I could expect at the Christmas season was home made candy from family, and my favorite was the pralines. If you’ve never had them, you should try, at least once. They’re so much trouble, you’ll work off the extra pounds just doing this.
|By: Michelle Chen Friday December 6, 2013 6:58 pm|
The Starbucks cup, with its iconic green mermaid logo and smart cardboard sleeve, seems to embody the essence of the urbane yuppie lifestyle. But the carefully constructed cool of the coffee mega-brand belies some serious anger percolating beneath the surface of Starbucks’ supply chain.
That cup means something different to Ray Allen, a machine operator at a paper goods plant run by Pactiv, a major Starbucks supplier.
|By: Elliott Saturday November 23, 2013 4:00 am|
Share your traditions, your favorites and your memories.
|By: ThirdandState Friday November 8, 2013 7:00 pm|
A major funding cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) took effect November 1, impacting 1.8 million Pennsylvanians.
SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and a powerful tool to help keep families out of poverty. Benefits are modest, offering many Pennsylvania families a crucial bridge in this slow economic recovery.
The November 1 cut is the result of an expiring provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that temporarily boosted SNAP to strengthen the economy and ease hardship in the wake of the recession. The cut totals $5 billion nationwide for the remaining months of the federal fiscal year (November 2013-September 2014), including $183 million in Pennsylvania.
|By: Kit OConnell Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15 am|
A recurring theme at this year’s South by SouthWest Eco 2013 in Austin, Texas was the future of food.
Our food supply is both ecologically unsustainable and inhumane. 36 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills annually while people worldwide and in our neighborhoods go hungry. We don’t pay the full cost of our food — not just the time and labor of agriculture, but the expense of transporting that food into urban centers using our dwindling supplies of polluting petrochemicals. As we run out of oil, there are fears that our food prices will increase & the system will collapse. Meanwhile, the poor and minorities of our cities are already suffering not just from the difficulty of affording food but simply finding it. Food deserts are neighborhoods where there is no local grocery store or supermarket, forcing many residents to subsist on unhealthy, fast food and corner store convenience foods.