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17
Dec

Newtown, Connecticut

I’ll never forget the look on the desk sergeant’s face as he gazed down at me from the heights of his dark-paneled police podium. Before him was a neatly dressed, wavy-haired 18-year old cradling something seemingly as long as baseball bats wrapped in a tattered brown army blanket. Not fitting the profile of the regular […]

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15
Mar

Get Your Hands in the Dirt, Veggies on the Chopping Block and Voices Down at City Hall

Listen to this interview with Mark Winne on Net Impact (Dallas/Fort Worth) regarding “the state of our country’s community food systems, food policy and food security.”

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12
Aug

Troubled by Paradise

The rum-soaked beverage and balmy breeze were starting to erode my leftist resistance to luxury. Let’s face it, sipping a Mai Tai from a beachfront terrace with a million-dollar view of Diamond Head will dull the edge of the most hardened class warrior. But just as I was slouching into vacation mode, I made the […]

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01
Jan

Ripped from the Headlines – A Brief Look At 2010 Food Stories

This fall I had the privilege of releasing my second book Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. As it makes the rounds of book reviews, and I tour the interview and lecture circuit – casting myself as it were to the lions of the marketplace – […]

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10
Apr

Food Elitism for All!

  (First appeared in the Kennebec (Maine) Journal)   By Mark Winne   Let me say from the outset that I eat well. Not well in a maternal, “please finish your broccoli, dear” sense. I mean very well. I cultivate a large organic garden, buy grass-fed beef from a local rancher, and when I’m feeling […]

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12
Oct

Replenishing Our Food Deserts

In tightly packed urban neighborhoods and isolated rural areas, fresh and healthy food is unavailable to many Americans. Lawmakers hope to remedy that. By Mark Winne September 2007 Whether you live in an urban or rural community, access to fresh produce and meat is a basic need,” says Pennsylvania Representative Dwight Evans in sizing up […]

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11
Oct

Farm Bill or Food Bill?

U.S. agriculture policy has grown fat and lazy–and hasn’t helped our waistlines either. It’s tempting to take for granted summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you care about how that succulent tomato gets to your table, your beach reading should include delving into the Farm Bill, the much-overlooked legislation authorized by Congress […]

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09
Oct

Appearances & Trainings

Readings and Signings: August 29 – San Francisco – Slow Food Nation “Changemakers Day,” Mark Winne panel presentations: 2:30 to 5:45. For more information go to www.slowfoodnation.org. Media contact: bhorton@vancomm.com. September 17 – Albuquerque, NM – 1:30 – Peace by Pieces Fair – presentation, book selling and signing by Mark Winne – University of New […]

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09
Nov

When Our Farms Are Gone, They’re Gone Forever

By Mark Winne Hartford Courant November 9, 2003 The flight from Bradley Airport circled slowly west over the Farmington River Valley. Below me, wedged between the red and yellow flares of autumn foliage, were angular farm fields alternating at irregular intervals with home subdivisions. The mix of man-settled land and land cultivated by man produced […]

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