Vote With Your Fork

Independence Day is right around the corner. This Fourth of July, you can make a deliberate effort to further propel the movement to eat fresh, local and healthy. Roots of Change (ROC) wants to provide you with a few tips on what you can do to celebrate sustainably.   Support the Local Food Movement –- … Continue reading Vote With Your Fork

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2012 Farm Bill Priorities

Tweet Testimony before the State Board of Food and Agriculture Regarding 2012 Farm Bill Priorities June 29, 2011 Sacramento, CA Good morning Madam Secretary, President McNamara and Members of the Board. Thank you for inviting me here today to share with you the views of Roots of Change regarding priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill. … Continue reading 2012 Farm Bill Priorities

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Join the National Day of Action on June 28

  Tweet     Conservation Funding is in Jeopardy — Take Action Now The House of Representatives just passed an agriculture appropriations bill that dramatically and unfairly slashes funding for conservation. Please participate in the National Day of Action on June 28 to protest huge cuts to farm bill conservation programs and prohibitions on support … Continue reading Join the National Day of Action on June 28

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The Link Between Climate Change and Food

Tweet This year’s severe weather conditions posed serious setbacks and challenges for farmers and our environment. Erratic weather conditions and flash floods greatly affected both the environment and farmer livelihoods. Farms were lost to flooding, topsoil was washed away and heavy losses were incurred. Fewer crops were produced, which decreased production yields. This limited food … Continue reading The Link Between Climate Change and Food

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Support a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food and Farming System

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee recently adopted a government funding bill that if passed would turn back decades of progress to achieve a more sustainable and just food and farming system. This 2012 bill makes a second round of steep cuts to conservation, extension, research, renewable energy, and rural development programs. And just like in … Continue reading Support a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food and Farming System

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Health, Food and Reform

Tweet Presentation to the Southern California Public Health Officer Meeting May 11, 2011 The Children’s Bureau, Los Angeles, CA Public health officials from 8 counties and 2 cities in Southern California met to discuss forming a collaborative effort to prevent disease and injury for those they serve. ROC president, Michael R. Dimock, was asked to … Continue reading Health, Food and Reform

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Composting – Good for You, Your Garden and the Environment

Tweet It’s International Compost Awareness Week! What are you doing to help support our environment and food system? As a supporter of this educational initiative, ROC is providing you with some helpful tips and advice related to composting. Why Should I Start Composting Good for the Environment: The US generates more than 34 million tons1 … Continue reading Composting – Good for You, Your Garden and the Environment

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NRDC’s 2011 Leaders In Food & Farms

Tweet The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will honor the winners of the 2011 “Growing Green Awards” tonight in a special ceremony. This year’s winners include some the nation’s leading farmers, entrepreneurs, and social activists. The winners were selected from hundreds of nominees nationwide by an independent panel of sustainable food experts, including Michael Pollan, … Continue reading NRDC’s 2011 Leaders In Food & Farms

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Understanding Dead Zones

Tweet     Did you have a hard time defining what a dead zone is? In this week’s Healthy Food & Planet series we want to help you better understand dead zones and how they may affect you and the environment.  A dead zone is an oxygen-depleted area in the ocean that is largely attributed … Continue reading Understanding Dead Zones

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Leading Voices for a Sustainable Food System

When you think about climate change does agriculture and the food system come to mind? The direct connection between the two may not always be evident but they are unavoidably linked.  As part of our Healthy Food & Planet series we hope to get you thinking about how our everyday choices on food affect the … Continue reading Leading Voices for a Sustainable Food System

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