Tag Archives: Food

Clinton Global Initiative: Hillary Clinton on Food Security

TweetI have had the opportunity to see a lot of really powerful speakers at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Talk about internalized patriarchy: I was most excited to see Presidents Obama and Clinton speak, and though I was excited to see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she was not at the top of [...]
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Michelle Obama inaugurates new White House farmers market

Tweet And I was there! As the local food nerd that I am, I had to be there to hear Michelle Obama speak at the opening of the new White House Farmer’s Market in DC. One of the local dairy farmer’s spoke, and she credited the DC area markets with her family farm’s economic viability. [...]
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Feminist adventures in food preservation

Tweet This weekend, my friend Amber and I (with a guest appearance by my housemate Carolyn) tried our hand at canning for the first time. It was my first time canning anything, and Amber’s first time canning tomatoes (she’s made jams before). We also made refrigerator pickles using this recipe(thanks Ann!). Food is becoming a [...]
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The political garden revisited

TweetThe political garden is not a new thing. If you look back to the history of Victory Garden’s during wartime, food production has always played a role in our political system. The political garden is being revisited once again, as rising rates of obesity, diabetes and health care costs are once again forcing some of [...]
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New Leaf Organic Farm

Tweet The last two weeks I spent driving through Vermont, Montreal and Maine. The first week of it, I worked on an organic farm in Vermont through a program called WWOOF. Some of you may know I have a burgeoning interest in food politics and spending some time on a farm seemed like a logical [...]
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