Mark's Food Policy Blog

Finding Solutions to Today's Food System Challenges
01
Oct

Welcome to the Era of the Lockdown

In the early 1950s, Mr. and Mrs. Winne moved themselves and their two young boys to the north Jersey town of Ridgewood, located just 20 miles west of New York City. Besides being within easy commuting distance of Manhattan’s corporate headquarters where Mr. Winne, the up-and-coming executive would work, my parents chose Ridgewood for the […]

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09
Sep

Fifty Years Before The Mast

It hit me the other day like a ton of turnips that September marks the 50th year of my doing something.  Doing what? Well, anything that really matters, I guess. Fifty years ago, I was 18, and during those early years I wasn’t much more than a tub of self-absorbed protoplasm brought to an occasional […]

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06
Jun

Summer and Fall Appearances – 2018

I’m fortunate to be participating in some awesome training and learning opportunities this coming summer and fall. My travels will take me to amazing “repeat” states – Alaska! – as well as one of the two states I’ve never been to – South Dakota! I’ll let you guess which is the 50th state that remains […]

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20
May

Stand Together for Community Food Projects

Want to encourage people to eat healthier? Don’t do one thing, do many things – new supermarkets, food education, calorie labeling. Want to make a community healthier and more food secure?  The use of multiple interventions also applies.  Bring together the food system’s stakeholders, engage the community, make a plan that involves multiple approaches, and […]

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08
Apr

The Colfax Massacre: Lessons for Today

Five farmers are standing by the side of the road selling their goods at their farmers’ market. It turned out to be one of only two main roads in Colfax, a sleepy little central Louisiana town of 1,600 people cut neatly in half by a railroad track.  Nothing too remarkable here as far as Saturday […]

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18
Mar

Surround Sound: Beating Back Obesity

“No country to date has reversed its obesity problem,” was just one of the grim pronouncements I heard at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “Obesity and the Food System Symposium.” This statement regarding the gloomy state of our fatness was offered by Dr. Martin Bloem, the new Director of the Center for […]

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04
Mar

Springing Into 2018!

I’m happy to report that I am out and about this year with several trainings, speaking engagements, and book promotion events. But before I share a quick a run down of where, what, and when, let me first say that there are still copies of my new book Stand Together or Starve Alone available for […]

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25
Jan

Join Mark Winne and Friends for a Webinar that asks, “Can the Food Movement Stand Together?”

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 2, 2018 (Ground Hog Day) 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Can the Food Movement Stand Together?. Join Mark Winne and friends for some answers. Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ar-9UowQR1-aGGSpkGpwyw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information […]

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07
Jan

Mobbing the Issue (and More)

I’m sharing two brief excerpts below from Stand Together or Starve Alone: Unity and Chaos in the U.S. Food Movement to give you a peek into what my third book has to offer. Just a reminder, you have until March 31st to purchase Stand Together directly from the publisher. Go to  https://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5085C  and add to […]

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03
Dec

Stand Together or Starve Alone

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest book Stand Together or Starve Alone: Unity and Chaos in the U.S. Food Movement. It is available directly from the publisher, from Amazon, and if you pout and stamp your feet long enough, at your independent book store. CLICK HERE to order directly from the […]

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