Food System

Raj Patel on the High Cost of Industrial Food Production

Graph: Negative environmental externalities across 11 sectors From the KPMG International report, A New Vision of Value: Connecting corporate and societal value creation. Graph cited by Raj Patel at the 2015 UVM Food Systems Summit.    Transcript of Patel’s comments regarding this graph: If we’re relying on the private sector to do something for us,…

Love Your Food Journalist: Tell the PD to Give Michele Anna Jordan Her Columns Back

The Raucous Rooster was saddened – but not surprised – to learn that local newspaper monopoly The Press Democrat has eliminated two of local food & ag columnist Michele Anna Jordan’s excellent columns featured in its pages – Mouthful and Fresh From Our Farmers. The Press Democrat (PD) was previously a New York Times-owned paper,…

Mark Bittman: Why Aren’t Presidential Candidates Talking about Food and Agriculture?

From The Equation, the Union of Concerned Scientists blog: Why Aren’t Presidential Candidates Talking about Food and Agriculture? October 20, 2015 by Mark Bittman, Fellow, Food & Environment Program With the first Democratic debate a week behind us and the election still over a year away, we’ve entered a long but important window to influence…