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The 7/11 Battle in Japan

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On June 24, 2022
Convenience stores in the U.S. are horrible. Even the “healthy” part of them, which I admit have gotten a little bit better in the last decade, might mean some old bananas, red “delicious” apples, plastic-like string cheese, and maybe some hummus and pretzels. In Japan…..well, I was talking to someone about this last week and […]

Kellogg Strike

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On October 6, 2021

Strike at the Kellogg cereal plants around the same food-based unionbusting going on around the nation: Work at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,40

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Superweeds

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On August 22, 2021
The Green Revolution certainly has produced a vast amount of crops that has fed the world. Can’t really argue with that. But the use of massive petrochemicals is also not sustainable and has a huge downside. See, at the core of the Green Revolution is the idea that through technology, we can conquer nature. The […]

Chicken Shortage

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On May 1, 2021

I find is absolutely astounding that for the utterly insane number of chickens this country raises for meat, to the point that the conditions for them are an utter atrocity, we now eat so much chicken

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On April 20, 1946, the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) Local 46, a communist led union of largely Native Alaskans, walked off the job to demand wage increases, shorter workdays, and the closed shop. Working in solidarity with Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers (FTA) Local 7, which largely represented Filipino salmon […]

Eat Your Greens

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On March 26, 2021

Not everything around here has to be a super bummer. So how about a story about the resurrection of nearly lost variations of collards? Regardless of when or how they arrived stateside, collard greens

On Food Activism

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On February 25, 2021

I’ve long been interested in food activism, more in theory than in personal interest in participation. What motivates my interest here is the connections between food activism and the larger atm

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