The online convention — broadcast locally from the McAllen Convention Center — was organized by the Equal Voice for America’s Families, a nationwide group that advocates on behalf of low-income families. Mike Seifert, who coordinates its efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, said the convention is a continuation of efforts that began when the Equal Voice network was created during the 2008 presidential election. more
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
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.