Appetite for Justice by Food Empowerment Project: Shame on Safeway


At a public meeting, Vallejo Board of Supervisor Erin Hannigan informed us that Safeway had put a deed on their former property. This deed prevented another grocery store from using it for the same purpose. In our recently released Vallejo report, we highlight on page 15 the impact this had on the community, which left... Continue Reading →

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Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution | The Nation


When asked directly whether environmental racism was at play in Flint’s water crisis, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder replied last month, “Absolutely not." And yet… Source: Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution | The Nation

Can the solutions for climate change help us fix poverty too?


With more than 800 million people living in extreme poverty and many more struggling to make an honest living, it is clear that the current global economic model isn't working for everyone. Economic growth often comes at the expense of the majority, with short-term financial gains trumping long-term sustainability. The current global obsession with economic growth, alongside... Continue Reading →

Are your pineapples ethical?


Here's a quick post on the situation in Costa Rica about pineapple union workers and exploitation they face: Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses by Corporations in Costa Rica Consumers International also has a case study on pineapples, which investigates working conditions in the pineapple industry and its impact on communities and the environment in Costa... Continue Reading →

The intersection of global economics, health, and environmental sustainability


On a recent online forum, a friend commented on the curiously idealistic perspectives that advocates hold about food as compared to agribusiness. Often, you'll hear health advocates, environmental conservationists, an animal advocates talk about "individual food choices"and the drop-in-the-bucket impact they have to eventually, someday move modern society into a more sustainable future. Conversely, as... Continue Reading →

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