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Food and Farming

How we grow, process, transport, market, prepare, and dispose of food is critical to many of the central issues of sustainable living. Over the last decades, factory farming has displaced many small family farms and created several environmental and health issues. Reviving smaller-scale farms, a process that schools might help though their purchasing, could encourage agricultural practices that are more sustainable in terms of the environment, health, and the local economy.

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Gary Paul Nabhan - Long Before the First Thanksgiving
Gary Paul Nabhan

Arizona Pima Indian elders teach children to prepare traditional foods while sharing stories, songs, history, and culture.

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Janet Brown - Mediations on an Apple
Janet Brown

As you raise the apple to your lips, savor the millions of agreements and simple actions, arrayed across time and space, connecting you to each other and to the land.

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Essay Food Fight: The 2007 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill significantly affects food, farming, land use, school meals, biodiversity, family farms, and farm workers.

Dan Imhoff
Essay Food Security - It Takes a Community

Community food security recognizes the importance of a host of community-based institutions and sectors to achieve true food security in a given area or region.

Mark Winne
Essay Fossil Food: Consuming Our Future

It takes about 10 fossil fuel calories to produce and transport each food calorie in the average American diet.

Tom Starrs
Blog How Much Food Will a Dollar Buy?

Schools have about a dollar to spend on the food in each lunch. What will that buy?

Karen Brown
Essay In the Tangle

Work that permeates your entire life and demands your energy and heart returns great treasures.

Wendy Johnson
Blog Just Say No to Drugs ... at Lunch

Nice package. But what's really inside that milk carton?

Karen Brown
Essay Long before the First Thanksgiving

Arizona Pima Indian elders teach children to prepare traditional foods while sharing stories, songs, history, and culture.

Gary Paul Nabhan
Download Making the Case

Downloadable tools for demonstrating the academic, health, and financial benefits of high-quality, appealing school meals.

Essay Meditations on an Apple

As you raise the apple to your lips, savor the millions of agreements and simple actions, arrayed across time and space, connecting you to each other and to the land.

Janet Brown
Essay Message in a Bottle

Studies have indicated that the use of bovine growth hormone affects the health of the cows and possibly of humans.

Vivien Straus
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