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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

“Local restaurants are serving unsustainable fish, and profiting from turtle tourism, while contributing to the demise of sea turtles.”

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Feeding poor kids healthy food

Caitlin Daniel at the NY Times looked at the less obvious problems of feeding poor children a healthy diet:
Describing her grocery-shopping routine, a poor mother from South Boston with a 3-year-old son quickly highlighted waste: “I get my food stamps on the 5th and I try to make them last for a month, but that’s […]

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Cooks feel drought’s limits

The NYTimes reports:
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Andrea Nguyen, who writes cookbooks for a living, knows that making pho in a pressure cooker is not the solution to California’s drought. Still, developing a reasonable version of the Vietnamese noodle soup that can be made in less than an hour, with half the water, matters to her […]

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101 Food organizations to watch in 2015

Food Tank has the honor of highlighting organizations across the globe that are working to fight food waste, combat the dual paradoxes of hunger and obesity, recognize the multiple roles of family farmers, increase nutrient density, protect agricultural diversity, and adapt to a changing climate. We hope to amplify their work by showing eaters, farmers, […]

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many. It’s a time to eat, indulge and spend uninterrupted time with family.
It’s also a time for reflection. A time to think about what we’re thankful for and a time to think about how the choices we make impact our families and the planet.
Although every day provides an opportunity […]

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Sweet history

Food tells our history. Here’s some about dessert from the Chicago Tribune:
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology come and go, […]

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Eating better is an economic imperative

From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
“The $11 Trillion Reward” shows how eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce heart disease and its costs
Download: The $11 Trillion Reward
 
It turns out that an apple a day really can keep the doctor away—especially if she’s a cardiologist.
According to a 2013 UCS report, The $11 Trillion Dollar Reward, increasing […]

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No-Nonsense Guide to World Food

No-Nonsense Guide to World Food
Wayne Roberts
Food security is a topic that is increasingly in the public’s consciousness. Covering fast food, health food, institutional food, and more, this No-Nonsense Guide shows why and how “real food” has become scarce, dominated as it is in the West by agri-business and supermarkets. Wayne Roberts discusses nutrition, health, economics, […]

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Citizen’s Co-op Seeking Student Representative for Board of Directors

Citizen’s Co-op is seeking a student representative to serve on its board of directors. The Student Representative holds a non-voting seat of the board of directors. The position is responsible for being the liaison between the student, faculty, and staff at the University of Florida and the Board. This requires engaging the university population on […]

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GLOB Cinema Verde Update

Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival and Green Drinks Gainesville will be jointly sponsoring monthly screenings of Cinema Verde films at the newly opened Oak’s Mall Plaza’s Gator 4 Cinema beginning June 5.  This new venue will provide a big screen experience, more and better seating, and easy parking. Also, Celebrations Catering will offer drinks and dinner during the Green Drinks Gainesvile meetings […]

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Green Drinks + Cinema Verde Film Screening JUNE 5

Cinema Verde Merges with Green Drinks to Present Film at Gators 4 Cinema
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 23, 2013
CONTACT: Trish Riley, 352-327-3560, Trish@CinemaVerde.org
      

Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival merges with Green Drinks to feature environmental films at Gators 4 Cinema in the Oaks Mall Plaza, slated to reopen its doors this month. The first Cinema […]

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8th Ave. Bike & Coffee House Ride and Dine

Every Thursday Ryan of The 8th Ave Bike & Coffee House will be leading a Ride and Dine. This social ride is open to anyone with a bike and an interest in having some dinner. All ride levels welcome as this will be an easy paced ride to the restaurant of choice. The plan is […]

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Raw Food Potluck

Gainesville Raw Food Potluck is a group of people (everyone is invited) that meet monthly to share fellowship, food, recipes, and information about raw foods and related topics. RAW FOOD includes all un-cooked fruits, vegetables/leafy greens/herbs, un-roasted nuts, seeds, whole grains & seaweed. From these basics, we can make a variety of specialty foods, including […]

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CSA for heritage chickens

The University of Alberta has a great program to bring heritage breed chicken eggs to consumers, while focusing attention on five standard breeds and bringing them back to popularity. This participant blogs about her experiences:

My husband and I first read about the University of Alberta (U of A) Heritage Chicken Program in The Tomato’s All […]

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Thanks to all who attended our April Green Drinks!

More than 30 people came out to Green Drinks at Gainesville’s new Sweetberries to discuss sustainability initiatives in Gainesville and beyond. The co-owner of Sweetberries, Jane Osmond, spoke about preserving the history of their building, previously Books, Inc., by refurbishing the original furniture and promoting sustainable practices by using locally sourced tempeh and produce in […]

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Food Desert map

Sarah Laskow
posted a map of Food Deserts on Grist:

USDA
The USDA’s new Food Access Research Atlas is a map of all the places in the country where people live in food deserts — places where it’s difficult to access fresh food. There they are, above. (Click through to go to the interactive map.)
The green spots are […]

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Foodies, unite!

Andy Fisher reflects on the food movement for civileats.com:
The past year or so has brought some dramatic changes to key organizations in the community food arena. Organizations like the Community Food Security Coalition, Food Alliance, Organic Farming Research Foundation, and Slow Food have gone through either challenging leadership transitions, substantially downsized, and/or closed down. The […]

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Heritage turkey sales up

Additional comments on this news on my blog.
CHICAGO—New Research reveals its turkey, not chicken, that’s taking the lead in poultry sales. Research from Mintel on the U.S. poultry market reveals that turkey, duck and other specialty birds grew 6.5 percent in one year, reaching $7.1 billion from year 2011 to 2012.
Growing from $6 billion in […]

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Food safety bogs down

Implementation of the sweeping law, signed two years ago, has been bogged down by the its complexity and cost.

(Photo: Richard Pipes, Albuquerque Journal, via AP)
From USA Today:

Story Highlights

Proponents of law say nation’s food supply at high risk
CDC: Foodborne illnesses strike one in six Americans each year
Tougher rules for imported foods also delayed

WASHINGTON — With thousands […]

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Beef contamination endangers public

The Kansas City Star, in a yearlong investigation, found that the beef industry is increasingly relying on a mechanical process to tenderize meat, exposing Americans to higher risk of E. coli poisoning. The industry then resists labeling such products, leaving consumers in the dark.
The result: Beef in America is plentiful and affordable, spun out in […]

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