Category Archives: Food Transparency (the issues)

Food Labels and Certifications: What Does it All Mean?

This post is from one of the 18 interns in the Real Time Farms Food Warrior Summer Internship Program. These interns are collecting data, pictures, and video on the growing practices of our nation’s farms, collecting food artisans’ stories, and documenting … Continue reading

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Who knew? I am a domestic terrorist for taking pictures of farms.

“Have you heard about the Slow Food campaign? They are urging supporters to send in pictures of farms to protest against the Florida, Iowa, and Minnesota bills that would make it illegal to take a picture or a video of … Continue reading

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Advertising Has Gone Back to the Farm

I was watching television recently and this Canada Dry commercial really got my attention. I had no idea that Canada Dry soda came right from Jack’s Ginger Farm! Canada Dry’s website tells me that they use “real ginger” and suggests … Continue reading

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Earthly Eating

Happy Earth Day Everyone! If you really stop and think about it, all the ways that we interact with our food (growing, raising, packaging, distributing, cooking, consuming, composting, digesting, landfilling, and more) have a huge collective impact on our planet. … Continue reading

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Post-Crisis Food Security

In the wake of the destruction of the nuclear plant in Japan, there is growing concern over how our food supply might be affected. People are worried about unknowingly eating dangerous amounts of  radiation in foods coming from Japan, and … Continue reading

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Have You Met: Jerry Hebron?

This past summer, I decided I wanted to spend more time in Detroit doing some urban gardening. I called up the volunteer coordinator of the Greening of Detroit to find out about volunteer days and she sent me to the … Continue reading

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Let’s Swap Seeds

After experiencing the “blizzard” (aka Snow-mageddon, Blizzaster, or Snowhere Near Expectations, depending on your location) that just swept through the eastern half of the US, it’s somewhat difficult to believe that now is the right time of year to start … Continue reading

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