A Beginner's Guide to Federal Food and Farm Policy
Oct. 18, 2017
Public policy impacts every aspect of the food chain, from what and how food is produced, to environmental impact, farmers, food chain workers, and of course, to eaters.
Before you turn the page on phrases like “public policy” and “environmental impact,” let us break down the key issues and simplify the confusing terms for you. In order to reach our vision of good, clean and fair food for all, we must be prepared to advocate for policies that support these values and against policies that undermine them.
Roots of Home: Vietnamese Migrants Rebuild in New Orleans
Oct. 11, 2017
VEGGI Farmer's Cooperative looks like a well maintained, mid-size community garden. Rows of green and red lettuces, destined for salad mix, neatly push up against hoop houses being weeded for a new planting. But when I interview Khai Nguyễn, who has coordinated community relations and outside communications for the coop for seven years, I don't ask him about the salad mix or the planting. First, we talk about the BP oil spill.