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We’ve all recently heard people preaching about the many benefits of local food and how we must shift our habits as a society towards more local and less imports. One of these preachers, Michael Shuman, talks about our spending patterns through terms of LOIS and TINA in his article “Going Local: New opportunities for Community Economies”. LOIS stands for Local Ownership and Import Substitution, and the other less favorable alternative (in the eyes of Shuman) is TINA, meaning There Is No Alternative (to a global economy). He describes the circular flow model and multiplier effects, intrinsic parts of LOIS, but nonsensical terms to the average consumer at first.
The circular flow model in economics shows the flow of money in an economy. The economy in question can either be the local economy such as the Otsego economy, the New York economy or even the US economy. When talking about local, we talk in terms of (at most) the state economy. When spending and purchasing is done primarily within the local economy it generates more wealth. Spending money at your local farmers market will generate disposable income for these farmers which they will spend locally creating more income for another producer, and so on. This is called the economic multiplier (Shuman).
Research done by the USDA (Martinez, et al.) suggests that local food is healthier and contains more nutrients than non-local food because of the primarily organic production processes and the less quest-like amount of food miles. Food miles are the distance the food travels from the point it is produced to the point it is consumed. Local food travels less time, and therefore both doesn't need preservative chemicals and wilts less as it travels. It is also harvested at the right, seasonal time, whereas non-local food has to be harvested earlier due to the large distances the food has to cover before reaching the nearby supermarkets. It is better for you, both nutritionally and taste-wise. (Ackerman-Leist).
As part of my project for my First Year Seminar, my colleague Nicholas Ryan and I interviewed a local business owner. Purdy Foods is a processor of local food and supplies to local colleges, fine dining establishments and institutions. They are fulfilling the vision on the “Farm to Fork” initiative and sustainable interests of our community. Purdy himself believes strongly in the local food vision, and states that local foods are healthier and taste better. He thinks that, in ten or so years, we should be calling local food just food (Purdy).
We as students knowing all the numerous benefits of local food must make a difference. We are calling on the student body to take a stand.
MMAAPP’s objection to Peel Holdings proposal AS17 to build a massive industrial/logistics complex on highly productive and most valued agricultural greenbelt. A development which would destroy habitat and prime food growing land, encourage urban sprawl and see communities merge. We are campaigning to protect the land and support development on alternative brownfield sites.
We would hope that Sefton Council will reject plan AS17 as inappropriate on agricultural greenbelt that is an essential gap between communities.
By 2030 the UK will need an additional 2 million hectares of good growing land. Why allow our best, most productive asset to be destroyed now, when brownfield sites are available, and are as well or even better connected for Peel’s purposes? Once it’s gone it’s gone: Forever.
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Because Animal rights should simply come before religion, a religion that is not even ours! sure enough if a maltese person was to visit a muslim country they would not change their ways to suit us.
Halal & Kosher meat is a form of unnecessary suffering for the animal, where his or her throat is slit whilst still full concious and then hung upside down in order for the blood to drain fully. This could take minutes for the animal to die!
MMAAPP (Melling, Maghull and Aintree Against Peel Plan) exists to prevent over 100 acres of the UK’s best grade agricultural land being destroyed for profit and replaced by industrial units, leading to congested roads, loss of amenity, and the start of the erosion of the last of our Green Belt and the destruction of communities’ boundaries.
By 2030 the UK will need an additional 2 million hectares of good growing land. Why allow our best, most productive asset to be destroyed now, when brownfield sites are available, and as well if not better connected for Peel’s purposes. Once it’s gone it’s gone: Forever.
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Lidl have agreed terms to acquire a site formerly occupied by Taunton Youth and Community Centre located on Castle Street in Taunton.
Lidl propose to close our first generation food store situated on Wood Street and relocate to Castle Street, Taunton.
Our proposal is re-develop this site and construct a 1,706 sq m new single contemporary food store. The store will benefit from 72 car parking spaces.
The Wood Street site could potentially be sold to Churchill for riverside retirement flats.
We will shortly be publishing a full set of development plans as part of a comprehensive public consultation exercise
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Dear NCCU Students,
Please join us in making our lives easier and healthier, and our world greener.
Right now, the NCCU campus lacks vegetarian options. The vegetarian environment around the campus is not ideal either. I believe that all NCCU students and faculty members should be given the opportunity to eat VEGETARIAN FOOD on the campus. And accessing vegetarian food should be as fast and easy as possible.
I also believe that the importance of having the right to choose vegetarian food has never been greater, as we are facing so many ecological challenges today*.
Therefore, we hope NCCU could provide VEGETARIAN BUFFET!
A chance for us to have a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE and ENVIRONMENT and to complement the already beautifully green surroundings of National Chengchi University with another green facet!
If you are a vegetarian or a meat eater who loves to occasionally enjoy vegetarian food, please join our petition and let the NCCU president hear our request!
Please “Like” the NCCU Goes Green Facebook page and share the news with more people.
Let's make this difference together!
Industrialized meat production leads to:
- extensive water consumption (20,000 liters of water to produce 1kg of meat!)
- water pollution (from fertilizers, pesticides)
- greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide)
- soil erosion
- deforestation (50 sq. meters of rainforest to produce 1kg of meat)
- animal waste accumulation
- biodiversity loss
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I am starting this petition to stop the United States government from sending chicken raised in the U.S. to China for processing, which is then returned to the States for consumption.
It has been in the news how the USDA is too short staffed so they want to send our food source to a place with less than substandard conditions. Salmonella, maggots, deplorable conditions.
Please sign my petition to stop our government from sending chicken to China.
There are links to cancer and GMOs and also death can be a side effect. And they are putting this in our food!?
This petition is so we can bring this to a halt so our fellow humans can be healthy.
AS the single most effective way of reducing our environmental footprint, ‘foodmiles’’ & foodwaste to landfill (responsible for around 40% of greenhouse emissions) growing & sharing food locally gives our diverse community increased access to healthy activity; fresh, nutritious food, neighbourhood connectivity, skillsharing, social enterprise opportunities and local resilience in a time of rising transported food costs, population densification and climate change.
Bangladeshis are suffering from heart attacks 10 years earlier than typical sufferers in the west, says the preliminary findings of a Cambridge study.
“The average age of Bangladeshis who suffer heart attacks is 52, with approximately forty percent of the cases involving people below the age of 50,” said Rajiv Chowdhury, principal investigator of the study.
Toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, copper and lead in fish and rice may be increasing the risk of heart attacks, the study suggests.
Along with the English university, Dhaka-based health research institution ICDDR,B and the Bangladesh National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases are conducting the ongoing study.
Rajiv Chowdhury, senior scientist at Cambridge University, presented the findings at a seminar titled “Bangladesh at Risk of Acute Vascular Events” in ICDDR,B auditorium in the capital yesterday.
The study, which began in 2011, will continue for another couple of years. So far 4,000 cases of heart attacks have been analysed under the study.
11. End World Hunger
Did you know 19,000 children under the age of five die every day form hunger.
That's the equivalent to 30 local schools. But did you also know that we have more than enough food her in the USA to supply them?
If this petition gets enough signatures, we can have farms and processed food plants donate a portion of their products (0.3%-1%) to less fortunate countries, then we can cut world hunger by at least 75%!
Please Nestlé, bring back these Wonka bars! They tasted so good! I even liked both the movies (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971 and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, 2005) that have this type of bar.
These bars tasted so good that it bring back memories of everyone, including me!
This petition is put in place to ask that Trader Joe's open a location in Logan Square where residents of the community can access fresh and organic foods.
Logan Square does not have many places to get groceries from, let alone to get fresh and organic foods at reasonable prices without travel- which is not an option for some.
By signing this petition, you can help residents gain access to fresh and organic foods right in their neighborhood.
The European Commission is changing the European Union’s plant legislation, apparently to enhance food safety across the continent.
This move has sparked a heavy opposition from many, saying that the measure will threaten seed diversity and favour large agrochemical businesses. This new law creates new powers to classify and regulate all plant life anywhere in Europe. -The “Plant Reproductive Material Law” regulates all plants. It contains restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees, as well as all other plants of any species. It will be illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or tree that has not been been tested and approved by the government, more specifically the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”
This agency will be responsible for making a list of approved plants and an annual fee must also be forwarded to the agency if growers would like to keep what they grow on the list - See more at: http://goo.gl/FG6oLz
Genetically modified foods have been around for millennium. However, the foods that have been created in the last 20 or so years (franken foods) mix the genes of different species. There is a movement on to force companies to label their foods that contain GMO's.
They are fighting back like hell and they will never give in. I propose that the FDA create a GMO FREE label ( I chose the color green) of uniform color and shape that companies whose products contain no GMO's could put on their products. WE DON'T NEED THE COOPERATION OF THE BAD GUYS! WE CAN REWARD THE GOOD GUYS!
People will look for that green label and buy those products left and right. We can leave the GMO containing food producers in the dust by coming from the other direction.
I came at this from my experience of a company whose customer service has no customer focus at all levels from store to the head of customer service. Their focus is the company not what the customer experiences.
This was reinforced by researching the legions of people on Facebook with similar experiences therefore a petition to press for better customer focused service.
So please support.
Chipotle, despite being Organic, Quick, and a Good Value, needs to have a Portion Control Meal Size. The Carbs and Calories of its Current Menu is too high and no good for those looking for a Dietary Solution in the Fast Food arena.
A slightly over half portion at $4.00 would be reasonable for both Company and Consumers alike. Chipotle still makes a Profit, and Consumers stay Healthy and coming back.
Adriano Zumbo Patissier is an award winning patissier based in Melbourne & Sydney.
The Cotton Candy Blizzard from DQ is one of the best Blizzard flavours, some might say that a Cotton Candy Blizzard may be better than Cotton Candy itself.
It is reDQlous that a flavour this good is no longer served at DQ. Together, we can bring it back.
Pinecrest Bakery was founded in the heart of the Village of Pinecrest in December 2012. Since opening, we have brought a long-desired niche market of Cuban-Latin food that is native to many of the people in this community.
Due to antiquated city regulation, the Village of Pinecrest has been unable to grant the bakery permission for in-store seating.
Kraft Foods Inc., Comcast Inc, The Food Network have collaboratively decided to waive public outcry and press on in the production and the subsequent airing of the worst and most offensive food commercial in human and film history.
This petition's point in question is not the visuals. The actor's voiceover and subsequent music score are the culprits in this filmic crime of inhumanity. The actor's script suggests that the unprofessional looking cakes are depictions that should mentally correlate with images of child abuse, domestic violence, misogamy, and animal cruelty. A world of hate had been impressed in less than one minute.
Publix had the opportunity to open a store in East Nashville a few years ago. However, due to the demographics they chose not too. So close!
We all want a place where SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE!
The 37206 area is growing rapidly. Please come!
Riverina Citrus is in crisis. Fruit rots on the ground as the market is flooded by cheap Brazilian concentrates. Not only are these concentrates processed using poisonous products they have destroyed our local market because of their cheap price and over availability.
We would like to see tariffs re-introduced to protect Riverina citrus and the banning of the use of Brazilian concentrates to help have our industry from ruin.
Rates of digestive diseases are rising—ranging from widespread digestive discomfort (“belly bloat,” “spastic colon,” Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.
For decades, scientists conducting laboratory animal experiments using the common food additive carrageenan have found higher rates of gastrointestinal inflammation, colitis-like disease, and even colon cancer.
Carrageenan is a convenient and unique food additive for the food industry, and selling carrageenan is a profitable enterprise for a handful of chemical corporations. For decades, these companies have spread misinformation—often, outright lies—about carrageenan’s safety.
Carrageenan can be found in many foods, even foods labeled “natural” and “organic.” It is widely used in dairy products (chocolate milk, whipping cream, ice cream, nonfat sour cream), frozen dinners, dairy alternatives (soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk), prepared poultry and cold cuts, nutritional drinks, and even infant formula.
And who has been more than willing to listen to the corporate scientists rather than to the scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health? That’s right: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In June 2012, the FDA rejected a citizen petition by the nation’s preeminent publicly funded scientist and carrageenan expert, who formally requested that carrageenan be removed from our food supply.
Sign the petition below, and let the FDA know that it’s time to act in the interest of our health and safety. Carrageenan is a dangerous food additive, and should be removed from the list of allowed additives!
The FDA’s shameless catering to corporate interests has to end.
Tolios Andrew, Inc. produces sound establishments with a healthy blend of food and entertainment. We want to rebuild a once respectable Sports and Entertainment Establishment.
We believe that our new philosophies and codes of conduct will restore this location.
Some countries have a program to feed children in schools, others do not. If we think that human resources are the more important, then start feeding children using help from bankers which earn very big profits from credit card users.
A small fee will be helpful to start the program.
IT IS NOW OR NEVER.
An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager.
Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation.
"I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why do you get 18?" (There were more than eight people in Bell's party, triggering the auto-tip.)
Credit to: Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News
Our idea is for the show to encompass the a dog food or treat recipe, a segment for skills and tricks they can teach their dogs for fun or for helpfulness, a segment for informational interviews with people such as State Veterinarians (they can talk about the different dog laws in their states), USDA (tips and rules for travelling in and out of the US), Dog Scouts of America (their mission, their beginning and latest news), Service Animal Organizations, Therapy Dog Organizations, American Kennel Club, Dog Obedience Clubs, Agility Clubs, Flyball Groups, Frisbee Groups, Various Town Officials on the dog laws in their towns (beaches, dog parks, etc) and many more to come.
EGYPT CANCER RANK BY TYPE (2010 Stats), AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE, PER 100,000 POPULATION.
By Rate & (World Rank)
Bladder Cancer 10.25 (1)
Lymphomas 9.59 (6)
Other Neoplasms 6.28 (13)
Breast Cancer 22.36 (26)
Liver Cancer 9.79 (51)
Leukemia 4.21 (71)
These figures, most probably underestimated, speak for themselves.
On Friday 21 September, a month ago, our canteen at the Utas Tasmania School of Art was closed without warning by Compass, the company that manages all commercial services for Utas.
They didn't offer any alternate sources for food and drink, relying instead on students paying for overpriced pies and seafood at fish punts for a month.
The staff at the Tasmania School of Art have made their voice heard that it's not acceptable, now it's time for students to do the same.