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Why Can I Eat Bread in France, but not the USA?

Updated 10/31/2017 as the National Organic Standards Board meets in Jacksonville, FL. This may well be the most important thing you read this year for your health. (Originally written in 2015 while I was traveling-- and eating bread-- with my wife in France.)I've got a food riddle for you from Paris, France: Why can I eat bread over here when it makes me sick at home?I'll share my best guess in a...

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"Healthy Eating Starts at Firm's Garden" - Tallahassee Democrat Thurs., Nov 17th, 2011

[Garden installed by Tallahassee Food Gardens featured in Democrat.]By Elizabeth M. MackDemocrat staff writerTurnips, cabbage and radishes are all fall vegetables that can be found in any home or community garden.But what about at work?The employees at FBMC Benefits Management started an urban garden of their own in the spring, said Glenda Atkinson, FBMC wellness coordinator.The garden is part of...

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Why Being a Foodie Isn’t ‘Elitist’ - By Eric Schlosser, April 29, Washington Post

A friend shared this article on my FBpage a couple days ago. It is the most articulate and emcompassing article I've read about the food movement's benefits-- as well as a rebuttal against the centralized food system's attempts to hedge in our community garden, health, small-scale/sustainable agriculture, community-based food systems, nutrition, farmers' market... (i.e. food movement) work. It's...

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Great Things Happening in Jacksonville

A recent article in the Jacksonville Times-Union, Poverty, But Obseity: The Hunger Paradoxdescribes the ways in which the lack of nutrition in "energy dense" foods and the availability of healthy food have contributed to a simultaneous obesity epidemic and increasing food insecurity. It's a great article about kids gardens, food security, nutrition, and the growing food movement. Also, take a look...

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