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Find out how the CLF is engaged in positive food systems change.

Food Equity, Food Policy & Governance

Inviting Arts and Creativity into Food Policy Councils

We need to invite more creativity into our work lives, into our food councils, into our conversations with stakeholders.

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Strengthening Food System Resilience, Food Equity, Food Systems & Climate Change

Wendell Berry Wants Us to Get Small and Stay In

“If you’re a married man, art doesn’t come before anything. If you have a child, art doesn’t come before anything. And if you have livestock, art doesn’t come before anything.”

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Food Animal Production, Food Policy & Governance, Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Maryland Legislators Dodge Questions about Poultry Industry

Monica Brooks is concerned about the growth of operations by companies like Tyson, Mountaire Farms and Perdue in Wicomico County, and their placement atop the Paleochannel, which is Salisbury’s main source of water.

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Food Animal Production, Food Policy & Governance

Republican Maryland Favors Regulations for Poultry Industry

Do voters in these four Republican counties—Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester—really want an end to regulations on industry? A recent public opinion poll by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future suggests the opposite.

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Food Equity, Food System Change in Baltimore

Policy in Action: Bringing a Grocery Store to East Baltimore

This area of East Baltimore was one of the most entrenched food deserts in the city before the Save a Lot opened.

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Food System Change in Baltimore, Food Systems & Urbanization

Within Reason: Getting the Most from Urban Ag

Residents in lower-income communities fear (often rightfully so) that urban gardens will make their neighborhoods more attractive to developers and increase property values—which makes rents and property taxes go up.

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

China’s Changing Diet: How to Turn the Tide

While public health concerns in China rightly focus on obesity and prevention of chronic diseases, adding meat to the conversation will have benefits for both public health and the environment.

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Strengthening Food System Resilience

Favorite Foods: Reshaping the Resilience Conversation

By asking ourselves what foods we can’t live without, and then imagining a world without them, we can form a more constructive dialogue about both sustainability and resilience.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

A View from the COP21 Sidelines

If our world leaders think we will solve all of the problems we are already – and will increasingly be – experiencing as a result of climate change with simple public education or eco-tree benches, they’re delusional.

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries, Food Systems & Climate Change

Meat, Paris, and Next Steps

According to the UN, livestock production is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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