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“Use by” Labels Linked with Food Waste

A new survey by CLF finds that food date labels confuse consumers, lead to waste.

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Who Will Run the Future Farms?

 

Our Netherlands correspondent tells us that farmers know they have to do something different if they are going to survive.

  1. What If Every American Understood the Farm Bill?

    In 1933, President Roosevelt’s New Deal included the creation of the first-ever Farm Bill, a response to the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the epic drought disaster that was devastating the agriculture sector in the United States. Today, the goals and impact of the Farm Bill couldn’t be any further from what was intended […]
    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:25:05 +0000http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/centerforalivablefuture/~3/ePNGd6EmqHI/farm-bill-citizens-guide
  2. Immigration Reform Is Food System Reform

    What if your employer didn’t have to comply with minimum wage laws or child labor laws, didn’t have to pay overtime, didn’t have to provide insurance or workers’ comp, and you weren’t allowed to unionize?
    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:06:51 +0000http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/centerforalivablefuture/~3/9cj0VTe9WuI/immigration-reform
  3. Maryland Legislature Supports Healthy Food Access

    The Complete Streets – Access to Healthy Food bill aims to guide the Department of Transportation toward explicitly considering healthy food access.
    Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:39:09 +0000http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/centerforalivablefuture/~3/LnWZXLON2l8/maryland-legislature-supports-healthy-food-access

Events and Multimedia

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Sustainable Ag Expert Fred Kirschenmann: Our Soil, Ourselves

Kirschenmann offers his vision of how we might face the future with respect to shifts and trends in land use, agriculture and food.
 

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Highlighted Resources

Foodspan

FoodSpan Curriculum

This free, downloadable curriculum provides high school students with a deep understanding of critical food system issues, empowers them to make healthy and responsible food choices, and encourages them to become advocates for food system change.

 

 

Our work is driven by the concept that public health, diet, food production and the environment are deeply interrelated and that understanding these relationships is crucial in pursuing a livable future.

Program areas

Food System Policy Program

The Center’s Food System Policy (FSP) program includes a diverse portfolio of projects and activities that aim to advance federal, state and local agriculture and food policies that protect the public’s health and the environment by supporting a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. Read More>>

Food Policy and Public Health

Food Production

At a time of unprecedented levels of food production, little about the industrial food production model is critically analyzed to reveal its hidden or externalized costs and unintended negative effects. Many of today’s industrial agriculture practices profoundly damage our soil, air, water, and ecosystem. Read More>>

Food Production and Public Health

Food Communities

The Center’s Food Communities and Public Health (FCPH) program focuses on developing relationships with communities to improve food environments, increase access to healthy food, and inform food and nutrition policy. Read More>>

Food Communities and Public Health

Food System Sustainability

Our long-term food security is under increasing stress. A convergence of issues—climate change, resource depletion, dysfunctional farm policies, and loss of biodiversity, among them—now threaten the availability of healthy food for an ever-increasing population. Read More>>

Food System Sustainability and Public Health
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