Food news 2012 - 2017

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slow food eat-in at Brooks Park in San Francisco. September 2009. Attribution: Kevin Krejci

CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Food activism and is for news and comment in that global or international context.


2017[edit | edit source]

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Check Out This Seed Library in Boston and Learn How to Start Your Own, Nov 27 [1] ...Massachusetts

Grow Free Improves Food Access in Australia, One Cart at a Time, Sep 11 [2]

How Food Assembly Created a Sustainable, Community-driven Food Sharing System in Europe, Aug 1 [3]

What a city in Spain learned from Sweden about promoting local food and healthier eating, Jul 21 [4]

In Flint Neighborhood, Vacant Lots Will Soon Bear Fruit, Jul 20 [5]

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Soil that connects us, Jul 18 [6] ...Hungary

A Forest Floats on the Bronx River, With Free Produce, Jul 7 [7] ...New York City

7 Inspiring Ways Canadians Are Sharing to Tackle Food Insecurity, Jun 28 [8]

‘A People’s Food Policy’ - a comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England, Jun 26 [9] ...Food UK

Why the Open Access Movement in Agriculture Matters, Jun 12 [10]

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience, Jun 8 [11]

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German Nonprofit Creates New Open-Source License for Seeds, May 22 [12]

Patterns of Commoning: Farm Hack: A Commons for Agricultural Innovation, May 15 [13]

'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' via Civil Eats, Apr 17 [14]

The Fine-Dining Soup Kitchens Fighting Food Waste and Loneliness, Apr 11 [15] ...Food USA

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Better World Cameroon: Permaculture—The African Way, Mar 23 [16]

A How-To Manual For Growing A Community, Mar 20 [17] ...Canada

L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology, Mar 17 [18]

What Would a Community-Owned Food System Look Like? Mar 6 [19]

How one woman is winning the fight against food waste, Feb 27 [20] ...Denmark

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Britain’s new wave of militant grocers, Sarah Butler, Feb 26 [21] ...Food UK

Urban farming produces more than food: social networks are a key spinoff, Feb 9 [22]

3 Collaborative Approaches to Sustainable Agriculture, Jan 26 [23]

2016[edit | edit source]

How 'Open Source' Seed Producers from the US to India are Changing Global Food Production, Dec 12 [24]

SHARECITY100: Exploring Food Sharing in 100 Cities, Oct 25 [25]

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Public Food Forests on the Rise, Oct 24 [26]

The EU wants to block Romania's 51% local food shift. Who cares? Jul 14 [27]

"G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers' Meeting Declaration" on food security and sustainable agriculture, April 24 [28]

Harnessing the power of evolution in participatory seed breeding, Feb 29 [29]

This map of free food around the globe will help you harvest your local landscape, Feb 20 [30]

2015[edit | edit source]

Food at COP21: three new initiatives spotlight food insecurity, soils, waste, December 4 [31]

Opinion: Health and biodiversity restored? How farming can rediscover its long-lost roots, November 16. [32]

Seaweed is a culinary win-win-win, so why aren't we all eating it? November 13 [33]

Geoff Lawton on food, fairness and permaculture design. September 15 [34]

Slow Farming Tools, August 3 [35]

Food is a public good, April [36]

Pedal power farm hack: report from the feild, March 31 [37]

How the Icelandic Goats From 'Game of Thrones' Almost Went Extinct, February 11 [38]

2014[edit | edit source]

Free the Seeds! 9 Ways to Power Up the Seed Movement, Dec 23 [39]

Open Sauce / Source for the Food Revolution, November 19 [40]

"A movement of practitioners is emerging who are applying Open Source philosophy to food systems work. Our goal in this article is to recognize the power of this fledgling movement and to highlight some of the people and organizations who are using Open Source for food."

Discovering an Oasis in the American Desert,Oct 11 [41]

Growing the Open Food Revolution, July 16 [42]

The open food movement has been developing at a pace in recent months through projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food.
Founders Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill reflect on their recent experience of OuiShare Fest 2014 and the open food revolution they are enabling through free software.

101 Facts That Should Make You Hopeful About the Future of Food, June 12 [43]

12 Agrihoods Taking Farm-to-table Living Mainstream, May 14 [44]

Finally: Open Source Broccoli and Kale, April 20 [45]

Regional Food Commons as a Systemic Answer, March 18 [46]

2013[edit | edit source]

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World, Dec 17 [47]

10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town, Dec 3

Does Your Community Need a Public Greenhouse? February 12 [48]

2012[edit | edit source]

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest, [49]

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