I was recently perusing restaurant menus online, which is something I occasionally do. I came upon a restaurant that featured a children’s menu as well as a dog menu. The offerings were not extensive, though they did offer a steak for $10. For the dogs; not the kids. Though presumably you are free to order whatever you want for whomever you want.
Feeding America claims to be able to deliver 10 meals for every dollar donated. They are doing great work in addressing the hunger issue in the United States and have been very active in helping Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
They are the organization I most recently supported with a donation.
You do not need to have money to give to get involved. Though they are a national organization, they work at the community level through food distribution centers. They welcome volunteers.
Link to their site to see how you can get involved and check the video below:
A new film worth seeing, Wasted looks at one of the great tragedies of our time – the fact that people go hungry while we throw away food.
Our wasteful tendencies have far reaching consequences, ranging from overfishing to climate change. These are things we generally don’t associate with the uneaten food on our plates.
The narrative breaks down the food waste issue into a stepwise approach to mitigation. To me, this is the best kind of environmental problem to have. The solutions are manageable, and within our grasp. They involve beautiful things, like gardens, and they invite a fresh look at our cuisine. The solutions can be homegrown and delicious. What more could we ask for?
Check the trailer here –
Another worthwhile short film on sustainable agriculture (from Perennial Plate):
This is the short video I have been looking for to address food sovereignty, corporate consolidation and the role of women in our future food security. It’s all here. Take a look…
This excellent video highlights the efforts of a new generation of people practicing agriculture sustainably. If it interests you, check out the National Young Farmers Coalition.
“First developed as a chemical weapon before World War II, chlorpyrifos has been sold by Dow as a pesticide since the mid-1960s. It has been blamed for sickening dozens of farmworkers in recent years.”
Read the most recent news on the (de)regulation of chlorpyrifos here.
Also, check this piece from Vanity Fair.
I have a sense that this little bit of history is often overlooked, even here in California. This is a film worth checking out.