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30
May

A Brief But Very British Food Journey

 I chose the lusty month of May to visit Great Britain and my first granddaughter, the 10-week old Zoe. Something of a life-long Anglophile, my daughter had married a fine young British gentleman, and together they’ve feathered a nest for themselves in a lovely little village not far from Oxford. Like most American visitors to […]

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22
Apr

Factory Dairies Challenged in New Mexico

Testimony Submitted to the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission by Mark Winne Starting on April 13 and continuing into May, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission is taking testimony on proposed changes to the state’s regulations governing the operation of dairy farms that qualify as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). National groups like Food […]

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03
Apr

Black Farmers and Savannah Foodies Join Forces

By Mark Winne The outstretched limbs of Savannah’s live oaks sent dappled sunlight along a wide promenade separating two rows of farm stalls in Forsyth Park. The Saturday morning farmers market was in full swing, with boxes heaped high with red peppers, collard greens, and bright orange carrots. Hilton Graham was doing a brisk business […]

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12
Feb

Book Review: “Free For All: Fixing School Food in America”

Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist By Mark Winne Early in Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (University of California Press, 2010) former Texas Agriculture Secretary Susan Coombs declares that, “it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food”. Based on what we now know of the dreary state of […]

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08
Jan

Appearances: January – April 2010

January 15 – Washington, DC – 1:00 to 4:00 – The Washington Post, 1150 15th, St. NW – speaking at a forum in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Capital Area FoodBank. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 202-526-5344. Book signing to follow. March 1 – 4 […]

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24
Oct

November and December 2009 – Appearances and Trainings

November 4 & 5 – Atlanta, Georgia – Briefing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. For more information contact Latetia Moore at lvmoore@cdc.gov. November 20 – Massachusetts – Massachusetts Public Health Association 2009 Annual Meeting – Keynote address at 9:30 AM – Westborough Royal Plaza, Westborough, […]

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24
Oct

The Season of Our Discontent

By Mark Winne        I’m worried about the coming month. Not because I have any dark premonition, but because this is the time when we slip into that autumnal haze marked by pumpkins, turkeys and cornucopias. These harvest-time icons signal the arrival of World Food Day (Oct. 16), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

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04
Jul

The Farmers Cow

  By Mark Winne (an edited version of this piece appeared in the Hartford Courant – July 5, 2009)   Willie Nelson was recently quoted as saying, “Dairy farmers are among the hardest workers I know.” Having hung around with a couple of dozen Connecticut dairy farmers off and on for 25 years, I’m inclined […]

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04
Jul

July – October 2009 Appearances

July 23 – Sacramento, CA – Keynote for Valley Vision – 9:00 AM – For more information contact Robyn Krock at robyn.krock@valleyvision.org. September 24 – Boston, MA – Natural Products Exposition – speaking at session at 10:00 AM September 25 – Seattle, WA – Washington State Food and Nutrition Council – Blackriver Conference Center in […]

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28
Apr

Methodist Women Select Closing the Food Gap

  The United Methodist Women, one of the nation’s oldest and largest women-led mission organizations, has selected Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty for their 2010 national reading list. Over 40,000 members of United Methodist Women are organized at the congregation level into reading groups to pursue interests related […]

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