Mark's Food Policy Blog

Finding Solutions to Today's Food System Challenges
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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02
Oct

Occupy Your Farmers’ Market!

My favorite farmers’ market essay is a short piece by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll that he wrote eight months after 9/11. As America was raining “shock and awe” down on Afghanistan, and our airports were becoming maximum security facilities, Carroll’s reflection on his own Embarcadero Farmers’ Market brought us some solace from the […]

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01
Aug

The Most Important Word in “Community Gardening” is not “Gardening!”

I’ve always loved community gardens. I think it’s because they come in so many shapes and sizes. You can find them tucked into the oddest places like a pie-shaped city block, on the apron of an airport runway, or in the middle of a forgotten vacant lot. Due perhaps to my peculiar landscape aesthetic, I was very […]

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22
Jun

2017 Appearances and Updates – Summer and Fall

Santa Fe is hotter than a Big Jim green chile right now. Like packs of thirsty dogs, people are slouching through the streets with their tongues dangling. They are finding relief by sipping cool margaritas, and waiting reverently for the summer monsoons to begin. And most certainly the cooling storms will arrive – just as […]

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21
May

Books that Sow the Seeds of Change

Markwinne.com’s rigid subject selection criteria only allow reviews of books that include a substantial contribution by me or mention my name a minimum of five times. In this age of narcissism, the reasons should be obvious: these may very well be the only books worth reading, plus reviewing them allows me to dispense with any pretense […]

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23
Apr

Winne Banned in Arizona!

On February 23rd, I received an email from Tim Thomas of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance asking me to speak at the Arizona Food Summit on April 28th. I enthusiastically accepted the invitation and participated two weeks later in a lengthy planning call with other speakers and conference organizers. I even bought an airline ticket […]

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08
Mar

Should the Food Movement Embrace Soda Taxes?

Sugar, rum, and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life…and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.  Adam Smith In his The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith displayed an uncanny sense of fairness and proportionality. He considered the progressive and regressive attributes of various forms of taxation, which included singling out “sugar, […]

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01
Jan

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Thank You, Survey Respondents! Thank you to the 193 people who responded to my December food movement survey. Let me also thank the couple of dozen others who responded late thinking I was just joking about the deadline. The information, especially the responses to the open-ended questions, was incredibly useful. My son Peter, for whom […]

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