Tag Archives: Mark Winne

2009 Appearances

January 22, 2009 – Chattanooga, Tennessee – Southern Sustainable Agiculture Working Group Annual Conference – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Workshop “Policy and Communication” co-led with Dr. Keecha Harris (“Closing the Food Gap” will be available during the conference for sale). For more information visit www.ssawg.org. January 23, 2009 – Rochestor, New York – New […]

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If Only He Asked Me – Thoughts on a New Way for USDA

By Mark Winne How ironic that we must even ask our national policy makers to make the nutritional health and well-being of their people the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first priority. But due to the sheer weight of the marketplace and poor government policies, local and regional food systems of the early 20th century yielded to highly […]

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To View, To Eat, Per Chance to Not

By Mark Winne November has always been a confusing month for me. Traditionally, it is the time when we Americans give thanks to a mixed bag of things from the bounty of the autumnal harvest to the blessings of that new flat-screen TV that now adorns the living room wall. It’s also the time of […]

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November and December ’08 Appearances

November 6 – Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Extension Office (434 E. Broadway); Keynote address, 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Cindy Gentry at 602-493-5231 November 11 – Norman, Oklahoma – University of Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m; Public talk. For more information contact Julia Ehrhardt at 405-325-5258. November 13 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque Journal auditorium, 7:00 […]

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Factory Farms, Dirty Water, and the Bible

The following article was first written by me in 2006 for publication in the Sierra Club magazine “Sierra.” Though accepted in a revised form by the editors for publication, they chose not to run the piece for some reason that they were never able to explain to me. Though over two years have passed since I researched this story, […]

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Harvest Home Brings it Home

August 28th, 2008 by Mark Winne You would be hard pressed to find a place where the divide between the “haves” and “have nots” is more sharply defined than Manhattan’s Eastside. The gap between rich and poor is not just evident in the number of nannies pushing Hummer-like baby strollers south of 96th Street, but […]

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By Mark Winne A recent New York Times dining section piece (4/9/08) told the story of a 17-year old on his spring college shopping tour. Apparently the young fellow’s selection criteria was not limited to a school’s academic strengths but also included the quality of its dining service. On the day the young man visited […]

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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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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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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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