Re:Action: Resource to Help You Get Involved
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Go to localharvest.org to search for locally grown food, farmers’ markets, and community-supported agriculture near you.
Ecological Farming Association
Eco-Farm brings together growers, researchers, businesses, and consumers in support of small farmers at “eco-farm.org”.
International Society for Ecology and Culture
This think tank is known as the nerve center of the local food movement. Read its reports on the global food economy at “isec.org.uk”.
You don’t have to live in the country to grow your own fruits and veggies. Check out
“metrofarm.com”, an online magazine about urban agriculture.
Holy Cows and Hog Heaven
“Clean food” farmer Joel Salatin expounds on his philosophy of changing the world one bite at a time (Polyface, 2004).
Farm Aid: A Song for America
In its recent book, Farm Aid celebrates 20 years of music making to promote local agriculture and save family farms (Rodale, 2005). Find this and other ideas for supporting America’s small farmers at “farmaid.org”.
Samuel Fromartz chronicles the rise of the organic food biz, from its alternative roots to its current ﬂirtation with the industrial food chain (Harcourt, 2006).
The Ethical Gourmet
If all this talk of good food is making you hungry, you’ll find recipe ideas in Jay Weinstein’s environmentally friendly cookbook (Broadway Books, 2006).
“Cruising on the Ark of Taste”
Michael Pollan detailed the growth of the Slow Food movement in the May/June 2003 issue of Mother Jones.
The Midas Touch
Bristol Bay Alliance
This Alaskan activist group is fighting to stop the Pebble Mine. Check for updates on the
project’s status at “bristolbayalliance.org”.
Sport fishers and nature lovers can visit “tu.org” to follow the environmental impacts of mining on Alaska’s waterways.
The Bible Bench
Justice at Stake Campaign
The American Bar Association, Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, and
other groups are campaigning to preserve an independent and impartial judiciary. More information at “justiceatstake.org”.
Go to the Center for Investigative Reporting’s “courtinginfluence.net” to scope out the backgrounds of federal gavel-wielders and read about special interest groups’ attempts to inﬂuence the courts.
“The Making of the Corporate Judiciary”
See Michael Scherer’s investigation into how big business has also been working to tip the scales of justice in the November/December 2003 issue of Mother Jones.
The Hidden Cost of Being African American
Sociologist Thomas Shapiro examines the widening economic gap between whites and blacks (Oxford University Press, 2004).
Dr. Gavin’s Health Guide for African Americans
Dr. James Gavin, chair of the National Institutes of Health’s National Diabetes Education Program, provides advice on preventing and treating obesity and other health problems (Small Steps Press, 2004).
American Diabetes Association
Learn more about diabetes and the association’s community programs at “diabetes.org”.
“The Bad Guy”
Miles Harvey profiled Jose Padilla—former gang banger, radical Muslim, accused terrorist, and the Bush administration’s “perfect fall guy”—in the March/April 2003 issue of Mother Jones.
How the Rich Get Richer
The Disposable American
New York Times business correspondent Louis Uchitelle looks at the causes and costs of mass layoffs (Knopf, 2006).
Barbara Ehrenreich, William Greider, and other writers critique and propose solutions to the “poisonous consequences” of America’s wealth gap (The New Press, 2005).
Encounters With the Torturer
“The Longest Arm of the Law”
Tim Golden wrote about “Superjudge” Baltasar Garzón, who tried to prosecute Augusto Pinochet in Spain, in the March/April 2004 issue of Mother Jones.
Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation
Go to “hrrfoundation.org” to learn more about Paul Rusesabagina’s efforts to provide education and social services to Rwandan women, children, and orphans.