In response to a recent article in The New York Times about food deserts, Nestle argues that the real issue is poverty and income inequality. more
Reuters reporters Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts argue that the government has succumbed to the industry’s aggressive lobbying and wealth to resist changes to food marketing to children. Reuters has also released a video that shows how the industry fought back. more
The aim of this legislation is to target the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan, which had picketed and sued a restaurant it accused of mistreating workers. Because a social work graduate student at the University of Michigan chose to do a field placement with the organization, the Michigan Restaurant Association lobbied its Republican friends in the state legislature. more
Right to the City Alliance, a national alliance of racial, economic, and environmental justice organizations is celebrating a major victory for affordable housing with Fannie May this week.
Tanya Fields, an urban farmer in South Bronx was invited to TedX Manhattan, a conference focused on the food movement last year, only to find out a few months later that she had been disinvited. The organizer, Diane Hatz of the Glynwood Institute claimed that Fields was “not ready” for the event.
Three months after launching the inaugural class of Eat4Health (Everybody at the Table for Health), the fellows returned to DC this week for the first quarter retreat. The Praxs Project staff helped faciliate trainings for the fellows on building relationships with their congressional representatives, framing and messaging for effective communications, and unpacking upcoming federal policy battles on the 2013 legislative calendar.