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21
Jun

Food Bank Speech – May 15, 2008 – Seattle, WA

Leading the Charge, Leading the Change By Mark Winne (Excerpted from a keynote address given to the Northwest Harvest Food Bank Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington – May 15, 2008) Here are three thoughts I’d ask you to consider – open-mindedly and with the hope that we can make extraordinary food available to every person […]

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11
May

High Food Prices – Just Another Bad Day in the Food Line

High Food Prices – Just Another Bad Day in the Food Line Mark Winne The current spate of alarming farm and food stories – drought, rising food prices and shortages – has riveted our attention on the precarious state of our food system. As a nation that has become accustomed, at least for the past […]

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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
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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