Farm to Table Talk Interview with Michael R. Dimock

Farm to Table Talk interview with @MichaelRDimock  related to the food movement (by Rodger Wasson).  What is it? How did it begin and grow? Where is it today? Michael puts the focus on the need for more effective policy work by connecting grass roots communities to policy organizations working the halls of capitol buildings across … Continue reading Farm to Table Talk Interview with Michael R. Dimock

The Presidential Candidates Still Aren’t Talking About Our Food Supply

The food we eat matters for our economy, our health and our environment. Do Clinton or Trump agree? If the two major party candidates for president care about our nation’s food supply, they certainly aren’t doing much to indicate that. About six months ago, The Huffington Post sent a list of eight questions concerning food … Continue reading The Presidential Candidates Still Aren’t Talking About Our Food Supply

Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

At least 22 cities, from Baltimore to Denver, have created leadership roles for change-makers focused on food. Standing at the front of a dimly-lit room inside the National Western Stock Show, a sprawling complex on the north end of Denver, Blake Angelo, the city’s food systems development manager, invited a roundtable audience to speak up … Continue reading Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

Food Tank had the chance to speak with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, who will be speaking at this year’s Farm Tank Summit in Sacramento. Food Tank (FT): What inspired you to get involved in food and agriculture?  Michael Dimock (MD): The realization in 1988 that the food system was the foundation of … Continue reading Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

A nutrition program California should stop starving now

Last year, California passed a modest bill that should have been a no-brainer. The California Nutrition Incentives Act set up a program to discount fruits and vegetables for CalFresh shoppers at farmers markets and farm stands. Like the wholesome produce it was aimed at, the new program had ridiculous upsides: Healthier food for low-income families. … Continue reading A nutrition program California should stop starving now

California Assemblyman Proposes Soda Tax

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In an attempt to combat high rates of obesity and diabetes in California, a lawmaker from Santa Monica announced Wednesday he is introducing bill that would tax sugary drinks. It’s the seventh bill in the last six years designed to tax or add warning labels to sodas and other beverages with … Continue reading California Assemblyman Proposes Soda Tax

Soda Tax Is Again Before California Legislators

California lawmakers have again introduced legislation to impose a fee on sodas and other sugary beverages — not a true tax, but a “health impact fee” to be paid by beverage distributors. Still, the presumption is that the two-cents-an-ounce fee — 24 cents on a 12-ounce can of soda — would be passed along to consumers, … Continue reading Soda Tax Is Again Before California Legislators