Monthly Archives: March 2013

Olympic Peninsula Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

Find Local Products.  Meet Buyers.   Make Connections. Looking for local farm products to feature in your restaurant, grocery store, or institution? Seeking new market outlets for your 2013 bounty? Join local producers, distributors, chefs, retailers, sustainable food advocates, and others … Continue reading

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Financing our Foodshed with Slow Money

“Financing our Foodshed with Slow Money” will be held on: Tuesday, March 26, 2012 at 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern. Join the webinar.

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Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)

Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security. The have many helpful Publications about food … Continue reading

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GMO Salmon = A Very Bad Idea

There are MANY reasons why allowing GMO salmon would be a bad idea including: It’s GMO !!! It would put the wild fish population at risk Here are some resources/links to help you form your own opinion: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/17/scottish-salmon-fishing http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/aquaculture/aquaculture-genetically.html http://deptwildsalmon.org/resources/literature/aquaculture/Continue reading

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Slow Money National Gathering: April 29 – 30, 2013

Inspired by the vision of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, published in 2009, the Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too … Continue reading

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Mark the Date: Whole Foods + 2018 + GMO Labeling

Whole Foods, the nation’s largest natural and organic foods retailer, has just announced that by 2018, all products sold in its stores must indicate whether they contain GMOs. For more information, see: http://www.rodale.com/whole-foods-and-gmos

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By 2025, two-thirds of China’s citizens will live in cities !!!!

Let’s think about that for a moment.  By 2025, two-thirds of China’s citizens will live in cities.  China has a lot of people.  China had 1,354,040,000 people by December 2012.  Doing some rough math, that means that about 902,700,000 people … Continue reading

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Monsanto Blocks Research on GMO Safety

Since when is researching “food” considered industrial espionage?  We put food this in quotation marks here because anything GMO should only be considered “food” in the sense that it can be consumed, but the implications of eating are not fully … Continue reading

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Town declares “Food Sovereignty”

Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has done. The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” For more information, … Continue reading

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Research Page and New Research Posting on L-FAN website

We have a new webpage on the L-FAN website: http://www.localfoodaccessnetwork.org/researchandinformation.html The purpose of this page is to provide/list primary and secondary research in the local food arena. Our first report posted is from the Citizens for Local Food (CLF). Jefferson … Continue reading

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