2018 Farm Bill Supports Sustainable Farming and Local Food Access

2018 Farm Bill Supports Sustainable Farming and Local Food Access
After a long deliberation between the Conference Committee leadership, the Farm Bill passed in both chambers of Congress this week and awaits the President’s signature. In a historic vote, the House broke the record for the most number of “yes” votes on a Farm Bill, ever. It seems as though the sweeping wins for Democrats… Read more »

Kirk’s T-Shirts Are on Display at Berkeley Historical Society

Kirk's T-Shirts Are on Display at Berkeley Historical Society
A familiar sight to anyone who attends Farmers’ Market events, Kirk Lumpkin’s collection of vintage Ecology Center t-shirts are now a part of Berkeley history. The Berkeley Historical Society has included them in an exhibit “Berkeley: From Farm to Urban Farming 1850 – 2013.” Here’s a description of the exhibit from Berkeley Historical Society: “The… Read more »

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses
News media this week picked up a Stanford study that found organically grown food was not any more nutritious than conventionally grown food. Reading between the lines, some of the data analyzed did suggest health benefits for organic foods, like decreased pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and higher levels of a specific antioxidant. But beyond the… Read more »

Today is Food Day!

Today is Food Day!
Today is the first annual Food Day! Organizers describe it as a day that “seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life…to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.” Organizations around the country are planning events for the day. To learn more, click here.… Read more »