“Occupy the Food Supply: Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism” with Jill Richardson and Occupy Asheville w video

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 5:00 pm

We had another fantastic Occupy Supply webinar last night, titled, Occupy the Food Supply: Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism. Jill Richardson, Rosetta Star and Jess Hardy joined us for an insightful chat on Big Agriculture, food sovereignty and how the Occupy movement can use food and farming as an act of resistance.

 

Tonight’s Webinar: Occupy the Food Supply – Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 2:15 pm

Occupy Supply will be devoting tonight’s webinar to food sovereignty, justice and activism. We’re pleased to invite you to join our free online talk “Occupy the Food Supply: Sovereignty, Justice and Activism” with blogger/author Jill Richardson and Occupiers from Asheville, Tampa and Rochester this evening at 8pm eastern.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Moby and Miyun Park, Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety

By: Saturday April 3, 2010 2:00 pm

The cover of Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) says it all. It shows a picture of a cow, separated into its various cuts – except each cut lists a different issue to consider when choosing to eat meat or not: health, environment, workers, taxpayer cost, animals, children’s health, global hunger, zoonotic diseases, communities, and climate change. The book, edited by Moby with Miyun Park, includes a series of essays, one on each of those topics. And by addressing each of those issues, this book takes the debate about what role food animals should play in our society and how they should be treated to a new level.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes David Kessler, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

By: Sunday November 8, 2009 2:00 pm

Many people are perfectly capable of controlling their own actions – until they see or perhaps taste a bite of certain foods. Maybe your downfall is Buffalo wings. Maybe it’s a Snickers bar. Mine is Coconut Bliss ice cream. I understand that it has a lot of fat and sugar. I understand that eating an entire pint in one sitting is not healthy for me. I really want to fit in my clothes, and I know that eating an entire pint of ice cream is counterproductive towards that goal. And yet… “just one bite” is not an option for me. Just one bite turns into just one serving, and then that turns into “maybe a little bit more” until most of the pint is all gone. I DO have enough will power to put it back in the freezer before I can see the bottom of the carton. Just barely. But why is that? Why can’t I control my eating, and why can’t so many others control theirs?

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