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BFED - Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary
27:52
April 16, 2013
CLF teamed up with the Video and Film Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to produce BFED: Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary film in 2010, which explore important issues in our food system. It provides an in-depth look at the Baltimore food system. It tells this story through the eyes of numerous players, including a food warehouse worker, a grocery store owner, a local food historian, and activists trying to improve access to food in their schools and communities. Nine MICA students spent a school year working with their professor, Hugh Pocock, on BFED. CLF's staff provided technical support to the students, helping them refine their research goals and identify key informants to interview. The students' journey through their local food system -- where supermarkets are scarce and diet-related diseases common -- was an investigation of why the food system comes up short for many city residents. In the end, they find hope for a brighter food future in some unexpected places.

27:52
April 16, 2013
CLF teamed up with the Video and Film Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to produce BFED: Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary film in 2010, which explore important issues in our food system. It provides an in-depth look at the Baltimore food system. It tells this story through the eyes of numerous players, including a food warehouse worker, a grocery store owner, a local food historian, and activists trying to improve access to food in their schools and communities. Nine MICA students spent a school year working with their professor, Hugh Pocock, on BFED. CLF's staff provided technical support to the students, helping them refine their research goals and identify key informants to interview. The students' journey through their local food system -- where supermarkets are scarce and diet-related diseases common -- was an investigation of why the food system comes up short for many city residents. In the end, they find hope for a brighter food future in some unexpected places.
 
44:38
December 13, 2012
Description: Allison Righter, MSPH, RD, Eating for the Future Program Officer, was invited to give a continuing education webinar about Meatless Monday to Registered Dietitians through the Public Health and Community Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This webinar, performed on two separate occasions in November and December 2012, reached over 430 dietitians in diverse practice settings across the country. While continuing education credits are no longer available for watching this recorded version, it is a great resource for dietitians and other health professionals.
 
0:58
November 8, 2012
Francis Thicke - Soil Erosion
 
1:18
November 8, 2012
Francis Thicke - The Power of Consumers
 
3:17
November 8, 2012
Francis Thicke - Creating Energy Services
 
1:21:14
November 8, 2012
2012 Polly Walker Ecology Fund - Francis Thicke - Greener Pastures
 
0:31
June 20, 2012
CSA in 30 seconds
 
1:30:28
May 22, 2012
Dr. Shiva is a physicist and world-renowned environmental leader, writer and activist focusing on sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and the rights of ordinary people in India. She is the author of many books, most recently, "Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis." Dr. Shiva is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Right Livelihood Award, the Global 500 Award of the United Nations Environment Program, and the Earth Day International Award of the United Nations.
 
1:31:24
April 26, 2012
The title of Ms. LaDuke's talk is "Food Sovereignty, Biopiracy, and the Future." As part of her visit, she met with Center for a Livable Future staff, as well with members of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Information about her work on food sovereignty with the White Earth Land Recovery Project may be found on Native Harvest website.
 
34:11
April 25, 2012
CLF teamed up with the Video and Film Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to produce Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? films in 2010, which explore important issues in our food system. CLF and MICA also collaborated to produce a film about sustainable food animal production entitled Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? (34 minutes) CLF's Leo Horrigan plays the role of producer for Out to Pasture and Allen Moore, a MICA professor and independent filmmaker, directs the film. Out to Pasture contrasts industrial-style confined animal production with farms that raise food animals outdoors in diversified operations, striving to be sustainable. Several of these pasture-based farmers are profiled and they tell their own vibrant stories of bucking the trends in farming. They discuss how they got started in farming (three transitioned from confinement operations), what's important about their farming methods, how their conventional-farm neighbors view them, how to keep young people on the farm, the future of the food system, and other compelling topics. The film also features Robert Lawrence, director of CLF; and John Ikerd, a leading thinker on sustainable agriculture issues. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/news_events/multimedia/out_of_pastore.html Check out Center for a Livable Future's newest film https://youtu.be/LV6-8oW3hjM
 
1:13:09
April 20, 2012
Food and nutrition guru Dr. Marion Nestle gave the packed auditorium at the Bloomberg School of Public Health quite a lot to think about during her presentation at the Tenth Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture on May 4. The popular author discussed a wide range of issues-from misleading food labeling to the unbelievable global market expansion by producers of unhealthy food products. Over 200 students, faculty members, and staff were on hand, along with several hundred internet viewers on CLF's first streaming live videocast of the annual lecture event. The Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture is supported through the R. Edward Dodge, Jr. and Nancy L. Dodge Family Foundation Endowment, established through the generosity of Dr. Edward Dodge, MPH '67, and his late wife Nancy to provide core funding for the Center for a Livable Future.
 
1:38:26
April 20, 2012
De Schutter spoke at the Bloomberg School, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The talk was the Center's 11th Annual Dodge Lecture, titled "Food Systems, Famines and Human Rights." In his presentation, he reframed hunger by redefining the hungry and by identifying the roots of hunger, which are more often than not political, (as opposed to technical). Echoing economist and Nobelist Amartya Sen, De Schutter insisted that hunger—and famine—is not a crisis of productivity but a crisis of power. "We've produced hunger over the years by depriving peasants of their ability to produce," he said. "Our needs will not be met by increasing production."