The pesticide chlorpyrifos is commonly applied to various crops including corn across the United States despite its threat to child development. (Photo: Tom Werner/Getty Images)
Posted in Agriculture News Pesticides

EPA bans all food uses of neurotoxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos

‘Long overdue’ “Finally, our fields are made safer for farmworkers and our fruits and vegetables are safer for our children.” by Jessica Corbet, Common Dreams August 18, 2021   Public health experts and labor rights advocates…

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Posted in Arizona Coronavirus News Unemployment

Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

We’re serving 1,000 families a day. That means we need a box of food for 4,000 people a day. This is why volunteers are very important. We have two volunteer shifts a day. One starts at…

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Posted in Agriculture Analysis Economy Food Public Policy The Revelator

Food waste in the time of COVID-19: The real reason to cry over spilt milk

Let’s focus on the economic systems that allowed such waste to be created in the first place, while causing needless pollution, animal suffering and threats to human health. Essay by Dipika Kadaba, The Revelator April 14,…

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Posted in Agriculture Community Coronavirus Food

How to support your local farmers as restaurants and farmers markets close

As the virus has small, local farms scrambling for income streams, community-supported agriculture (CSA) is one way to support them. By April M. Short April 14 The global outbreak of COVID-19, and the collective effort to…

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Posted in Coffee Shops Community Coronavirus Restaurants The Conversation

When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

The Big Texan restaurant, Amarillo, Texas. Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress by  Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University March 20 Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in…

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Posted in Benefit/fundraiser Community organizing Safety Net

Flagstaff Family Food Center updates request for help

The national and local response to COVID-19 is rapidly changing and the Flagstaff Family Food Center is being responsive to these changes. Here is our most recent update: To comply with CDC guidelines of avoiding gathering…

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Posted in Citizen Wealth Columns economic justice Labor Wade Rathke

App delivery as part of the “Care” industry

New Orleans    I’m scratching my head trying to figure out what kind of sand platform applications around food delivery are built on. The workers are hardly paid, precarious and unhappy. The restaurants are complaining and…

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Posted in Food Off the wire Science

Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and these researchers found missing links in their evolution

The tomato’s path from wild plant to household staple is much more complex than researchers have long thought. For many years, scientists believed that humans domesticated the tomato in two major phases. Tomatoes’ ancestors looked very…

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