We’re (They’re) Number One!

Ever since I abandoned my fair Connecticut for the browner pastures of New Mexico, I put more than miles between me and my former state. At times I found myself making fun of such inconsequential things as its puny size (some of New Mexico’s counties are larger than...

UK Keen on Food Policy Councils

Imagine having nearly $2 million to spend over 3 years on the development and improvement of food policy councils in the United States. Mix in some capacity building assistance, a template for bringing together local food system stakeholders to write a food plan for...

Food Democracy on the March

The most recent issue of the Harvard Health Policy Review has an article by me titled “Food Democracy on the March.” For those of you who have heard me speak or attended one of my food policy council trainings, some of the article’s references may...

Genetically Engineered Food Needs Labels

The fight is underway in the Connecticut legislature to require labels on food items containing genetically engineered food. The bill has been reported out favorably by large margins in two committees.  My op-ed in favor of the bill appeared in the Sunday, 4/7/13...

Warriors, Workers, and Weavers: Choreographing the Food Policy Dance

I think it was the University of Wisconsin sociology professor Steve Stevenson who first coined the phrase “warriors, workers, and weavers” to characterize the three most common flavors that change agents come in. If it wasn’t him, I hope he’ll forgive the attribution...

Mark Winne and Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Join Forces

Food Policy Advocate Mark Winne and The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future to Collaborate on Food System Policy Work #AOLMsgPart_1_5ac6725f-3498-4132-b52d-083ac3ac1a6a td{color: black;}   Mark Winne has begun working with the Johns Hopkins Center for a...