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These two L.A. chefs aren't staying quiet. Their meals are fueling a revolution against racism 19.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Danielle Elizabeth Stevens and Rogelio Stevens are fighting racism, one home-cooked meal at a time.

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Cream of Wheat chef image under ‘immediate review’ amid racism concerns 18.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Saying it doesn’t want to “inadvertently contribute to systemic racism,” the company that makes Cream of Wheat said it’s considering making changes to the breakfast food’s packaging.
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Open Letter to Food Producers: We Need You to Do a Better Job Than the FDA! 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

During the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and unequal access to healthy food, we need more integrity and safety in our food supply, not less. Whenever there are job losses and lack of insurance many families are less likely to call an ambulance or get hospital care during a food allergy reaction, increasing the risk of death.

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A food industry veteran on the ties between race, culture and cooking 16.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Cookbook author Alexander Smalls discusses his latest book, 'Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen,' in the time of the George Floyd protests.

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21 Individuals and Organizations Building Stronger Black Communities and Food Systems 4.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, people around the United States are protesting racism, police brutality, inequality, and violence in their own communities. No matter your political affiliation, the violence by multiple police departments in this country is unacceptable.

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It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards 2.6.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards Carol Goodstein Tue, 06/02/2020 - 00:00 Hunting and gathering for food is taking on a whole new meaning of late. The ever-lengthening line at my local Whole Foods starts to wrap around the outside of the store before 7 a.m., as socially distanced shoppers — securely donned in gloves, masks and even plastic face shields — wait nervously to scavenge for their week’s worth of essentials along with their COVID-19 indulgences: the extra bars of Hu chocolates and Enjoy Life cookies, in my family’s case. We once thought of foraging as an activity engaged in only by our very remote ancestors and distant "primitive" people. But the spread of COVID-19 has heightened the subsistence survival instinct in all of us. In a way, we are not so dissimilar from "primitive" people in places such as the Amazon Basin as we might have thought.  And now, we’re all vulnerable to the same pandemic virus. Only with virtually no resistance, no ...
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Chicago’s legendary Tamale Guy is shut down during pandemic, but community rallies to support him 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Claudio Velez, the beloved North Side tamale vendor, has stopped street sales after he received a cease-and-desist order from the city.
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An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into extreme poverty 11.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic devastation the pandemic wreaks on the ultra-poor could ultimately kill more people than the virus itself.

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A coronavirus debate on the apple orchard: Should migrant workers be allowed to sleep in bunk beds? 8.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Washington state fruit growers say that a ban on bunk beds in farmworker housing would cut their seasonal work force in half, likely leading to food shortages and price hikes.

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The US needs a Green New Deal for farmland 22.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Right now is the time to ensure farmland is conserved and that farmers have opportunities to combat climate change — and to right the wrongs of an unjust history.
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Column: It's natural to long for an end to the coronavirus quarantine. But we should remember what it has shown us 20.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Our current crisis is not just a pandemic, but also a human-made disaster of all the things we've grown accustomed to overlooking.

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California opens highway rest stops to food trucks, helping truckers get warm meals 18.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Food trucks will be allowed to operate at the 86 state rest areas in California during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide access to food for highway motorists, including truck drivers, as well as economic relief to food truck operators, Caltrans announced Friday.

From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mumbai 17.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Inequality is shaping how people are experiencing COVID-19 in cities to a startling degree. The vulnerability of the urban poor is striking everywhere, but the divide is more visible in some places than others. This is where I live on ...
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Grocery workers should be designated first responders, supermarkets and union say 15.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Kroger and Albertsons have joined the food workers union UFCW in urging state and national officials to give grocery staff higher priority for testing and access to masks and other protections.
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McDonald’s Workers File Complaints Demanding More Coronavirus Protections 11.4.2020 Mother Jones
Workers at two California McDonald’s locations filed complaints with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health this week alleging that their employers have created hazardous conditions that put them at risk of the coronavirus. The complaints come as more than 700 fast food workers, primarily at McDonald’s restaurants, have gone on strike across the country over […]
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Farmers on Remote Island Fight Food Insecurity With Their Flock 9.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Goats are an overlooked tool in the arsenal for rural, isolated communities to improve their resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a pair of farmers from a remote island in British Columbia. And not in the […]
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Franchises, trucking groups team up to ensure drivers keeping food on store shelves have places to eat 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
The country's commercial truck drivers are keeping shipments rolling to grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure people have food. With restaurants cutting back service, who's making sure truck drivers have places to eat out on the road?
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Demand for food stamps surges in California as virus takes economic toll 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.

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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Schools are closed, but learning must go on. How is this working for the neediest students? 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

In a teleconference meeting of more than 7,500 school district officials and educators across California, the message was clear: School buildings may be closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but learning is still in session.

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