|Acknowledging women’s role in the sustainable food movement|
Grist - 10/22/2010.By Tom Philpott – The literary critic William Deresiewicz once identified a kind of rule-of-one in U.S. popular culture: "Like a poor man's Noah, we take one of each. One physicist: Stephen Hawking. One literary theorist: Harold Bloom. One radical social critic: Noam Chomsky. Before her death, we had one intellectual, Susan Sontag, and one only. (Now we've dispensed with the category altogether.) We are great anointers in this country, a habit that obviates the need for scrutiny." … Deresiewicz doesn't mention it, but the anointed one is usually a man. Things are no different in the sustainable food movement.
|Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight|
Civil Eats - 10/22/2010.By Paula Crossfield – Last week, Wal-Mart–the largest grocer in the world with over 8,600 stores in 15 countries, two million employees and sales of $405 billion–made news when it launched sustainable agriculture goals for the U.S. and emerging markets focused on regional food systems. The move is part of decade-long trend of food businesses–from producers to purveyors–adapting, or at least claiming to adapt, to the consumer demand for sustainable food.
|Pesticides taint one-fifth of kids' food|
Environmental Health News - 10/21/2010.Measures of pesticides eaten by American kids on a typical day find chemical contamination to be common, particularly among the most popular fruits and vegetables.