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Hunger and Obesity

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How can we promote health for the greatest number of people? Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet, discusses the connection between hunger and obesity. What is the “Nourishing the Planet” project and what inspired it? Danielle Nierenberg: Our mission is to evaluate environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty. We want to highlight ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Food Activism

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How can citizens go beyond everyday food choices to create a healthier food system for all? Founder of the Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman discusses the importance of engaged citizenship. Dr. Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is no longer serving ... READ MORE 

Video: Michael Pollan, “The Farm Bill”

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Every five years, we have the chance to influence the way our food is produced, our land is conserved, and our health is protected. The legislation that addresses these issues is known as the Farm Bill, and in 2012, it’s up for renewal. “It isn’t really a bill just for farmers,” says food journalist Michael ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “The Farm Bill”

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The Farm Bill sets the rules for how food is produced and consumed in America. Food journalist Michael Pollan explains why everyone should care about this important legislation. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Raj Patel on Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the ... READ MORE 

Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. What is “food sovereignty”? How does it relate to “food security”? Raj Patel: What does it mean to be free from hunger? ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Marion Nestle on Food Politics

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What’s the relationship between food and politics? In this new Nourish Perspective, author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices and inspires us to create a healthier future. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She ... READ MORE 

Food Politics

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Author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices, and encourages us to participate in creating a healthier food future. Why have food choices become so confusing? Marion Nestle: I’d say it’s because of the way food companies market their products. Basic dietary advice hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. It still ... READ MORE 

Food Activism

Perspectives

How can citizens go beyond everyday food choices to create a healthier food system for all? Founder of the Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman discusses the importance of engaged citizenship. How can we encourage people to think more systemically when it comes to food issues? Oran Hesterman: With most large systems, such as education and ... READ MORE 
   
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