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  • That old chestnut: elitism

    Small farmer, circa 1931. Thanks to COMFOOD member Shawn and Ethicurean. In the course of this week’s confirmation hearings for Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) found it necessary to offer up this patronizing and dismissive description of a small farmer: […]

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  • A local visionary!

    Utne Reader recently named Ramón Ramírez, of the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers Union (PCUN), as one of “50 Visionaries who are changing your world.” From Utne: Ramón Ramírez knew that Spanish-language radio stations were instrumental in reaching and mobilizing Latino immigrants. So when his union bought […]

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  • Food Matters

    This Thursday, January 15, Powell’s Books on Burnside will be hosting Mark Bittman for a talk and book signing at 7:30 pm, co-sponsored by Edible Portland. While he’s best known for his Minimalist column in the New York Times and for the encyclopedic breadth of […]

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