Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Food Label?

A food label with more than just nutrition information, but info on water use and farming practices to fair trade.

I've seen this concept before (I don't remember where, maybe in Michael Pollan's book)...I think it's the next-best thing to buying our food directly from the farmers. I believe at least one country in Europe has already implemented a version of it.

Call for Confusing Food Labels to be Simplified

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Story of Stuff

Thank you Annie Leonard! I can't wait to read and promote your book once it comes out!

You HAVE to watch this video - www.storyofstuff.com

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mercy Corps' Action Center to End World Hunger

There's a reason for everything and I think the reason I never signed up for the Peace Corps or Teach for America or any of those is because I hadn't yet learned about Mercy Corps. And unlike the UN's World Food Programme, Mercy Corps is dedicated to helping stop hunger in the first place, not just feeding hungry people. And there is going to be a brand-new Action Center To End World Hunger in NY this fall! Check it out: www.actioncenter.org

ONE Africa Award Announced

ONE has given an award to DEVCOM (Development Communications Network) of Nigeria, a media training group that works with the media to improve public health.

To learn more about ONE go here: www.one.org

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Slow Food Nation

Here's some pictures taken by someone who was fortunate enough to make it to Slow Food Nation in San Francisco this past weekend (no, it wasn't me):



also check out the links she has on the side of the page - there are some great ones!

more pictures: http://www.lavidalocavore.org/showDiary.do?diaryId=381