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Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

John Ikerd Civil Eats
An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse.


The Food World and America's White Supremacy Problem

Tunde Wey San Francisco Chronicle
In America, white supremacy is the establishment — not part of it, but all of it, our politics, prisons, schools. And white supremacy dominates our food, our media, even our escapism.


This Thanksgiving, Break the Colonial Mold and Have an Earth Dinner

Jim Hightower Alternet
When joined by family and friends for Thanksgiving, ask guests to tell stories about their very first food memory, or to recall any family member who was a farmer or a jolly cook. Invite people of diverse backgrounds and all ages. Ask a farm family to join you, or a cheesemaker or others involved in producing food. Then eat, talk, enjoy!

Tidbits - October 12, 2017 - Reader Comments: Vietnam and Anti-War Movement; Support for Kaepernick; Lin-Manuel Miranda - Almost Like Praying-for Puerto Rico; Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea; Announcements; and more.....

Reader Comments: Vietnam - The War, Burns Film, and the Anti-War Movement; Four-Star General Supports Kaepernick; 'Sonic Attack' in Cuba?; Trump as Modern Mussolini; Lin-Manuel Miranda - Almost Like Praying - for Puerto Rico; National Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea; Announcements; and more.....


Berry Pickers' Win Could Result in Better Conditions for Many Farmworkers

Elizabeth Grossman Civil Eats
Farmworkers at Washington's Sakuma Brothers farms have voted to join what could be the first union for Driscoll's berry pickers in the nation. In September, they voted to be represented by Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), the first farmworker union led by workers who are indigenous to Central America.
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