Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM
Zajfen, Vanessa 2008. “Fresh Food Distribution Models for the Greater Los Angeles Region: Barriers and Opportunities to Facilitate and Scale Up the Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Findings from an Action Research Project of the Center for Food & Justice, a division of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College. December 2006-March 2008.”, Los Angeles.
Imagine building a local food economy where those working within it can afford the foods they produce, process and transport. Think of a permanent farmers’ market building which included food processing facilities, space available to farmers for food storage, packing facilities and other distribution related infrastructure. Envision commercial food distributors who sell a ‘local food line’ of fresh fruits and vegetables coming directly from local and regional farmers to institutions such as schools, hospitals, prisons, and large employers. Picture farmers working in partnership to bring freshly picked produce to a local elementary school classroom while also arranging for the children to visit the farm. And perhaps most critically, consider underserved populations, whose neighborhoods currently lack places to buy healthy food, getting access to the freshest, tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, which have the power to change eating habits and spur demand for better food from schools to offices, corner stores to supermarkets. (p. 3) http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi/publications/TCE_Final_Report.pdf
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 28, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Trinational forum to examine “greening” the North American economy
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM
The Environmental Health Coalition based in San Diego, California sent out a notice encouraging people to become more informed about the science, challenges and solutions surrounding climate change. They recommend the following resources
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 24, 2010 at 04:25 PM
NSF Awards Grants for Research on Coupled Natural and Human Systems. Mongolian rangelands and climate change, fire-prone landscapes, and invasive Spartina grasses in San Francisco Bay are among topics.
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Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 24, 2010 at 04:19 PM
NSF Awards Grants on Interactions Among the Environment, Economy and Society. Geoscientists and social scientists will study such topics as agriculturists in Zambia and lawn fertilization practices in the U.S.