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GMOs Pose Potential Threat to Farmworkers

GMOs have been shown to increase use of pesticides, which puts the farmworkers who cultivate and harvest the nation’s foods at risk for birth defects, learning disabilities, cancers, and even death. More than one billion pounds of pesticides are used … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Health Literacy

Most of us know what literacy means: it’s someone’s ability to read, write, and understand. Health literacy, or the capability to read, understand, and use healthcare information to make decisions is often less clear. Even if health literacy might be … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the Farmers vs. the Consumers

Recently, I read an article about fairness in our food system, and whether defending the farmer or the eater meant betrayal to either one. Not until the end of the article do “others” enter the equation. Farmworkers are frequently an … Continue reading

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Desert Inside an Oasis

The concept of “food deserts” has become synonymous with the struggles and food insecurities of the urban poor. Urban gardens and food justice organizations that focus on large metropolises are becoming very popular in the media. What many people don’t … Continue reading

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